Gators News: Olympics roll along and other stories from around the Swamp

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A week’s worth of Olympics is now in the bag and so far things are looking pretty darned good for current and former Florida Gators competing in the Tokyo Games this summer. While things have been rolling along in some sports such as swimming, others like track and field are just getting started. Speaking of which, over a dozen members of the Orange and Blue will be active in latter events in the coming days, among many others still out giving it their all. Then there is some news to report on back in Gainesville as well. Here is a look at everything you need to know heading into the weekend.

June 29, 2021

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Gator

Sport

Country

Event

Result

Adriana Leon

Soccer

CAN

vs Brazil

T, 0-0 (4-3 PK)

Deanne Rose

Soccer

CAN

vs Brazil

T, 0-0 (4-3 PK)

Mark Kolozsvary

Baseball

USA

Israel

W, 8-1

Brett Fraser

Swimming

CAY

50 free

T33rd, (22.46)

Enzo Martinez-Scarpe

Swimming

URU

50 free

35th, 22.52

Lloydricia Cameron

Track & Field

JAM

Shot Put

22nd, 17.43 m

Bobby Finke

Swimming

USA

1500 free

2nd, 14:47.20

Taylor Manson

Track & Field

USA

4x400 Relay Mixed

DQ

Source

Track and field

https://twitter.com/GatorsTF/status/1420810119470886922 Track and field events at the Olympics begin this week, which will see 14 current and former Gators compete at the highest level in the world. Five members of the Orange and Blue are returning Olympians, including two-time triple jump silver medalist and 2012 long jump bronze medalist Willy Claye, who represents the United States.

Softball

https://twitter.com/GatorsSB/status/1420780809439649792 https://twitter.com/GatorsSB/status/1420780137159696393 The softball team had a pair of players honored for their academic excellence on Thursday, with Kendyl Lindaman and Charla Echols named First and Third Team Academic All-American awards, respectively, by the College Sports Information Directors of America. It is Lindaman's second-straight First Team honor after winning the 2020 Academic All-American of the Year award; Echols' Third Team selection is the first of her career.

Lacrosse

https://twitter.com/GatorsLAX/status/1420511887649824771 The lacrosse team's Danielle Pavinelli earned a spot at the USA Lacrosse Sixes evaluation camp for the new World Lacrosse Sixes discipline held during the Lake Placid Summit Classic from Aug. 2 to 4. The rising sophomore was one of 24 women selected for this prestigious honor.

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