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Welcome to a Wednesday edition of Gators News and on this particular humpday, we have a few sports to touch on. The soccer team wrapped up its season in the SEC Tournament and, speaking of the SEC, the diving team grabbed a pair of conference accolades. The women’s golf team also added a transfer student from a nearby rival. Here is a look at the latest from the Gator Nation.
Late goal by Tennessee gives Vols final 5-2 margin.
17:40 UT Jaida Thomas
19:02 UT Abbey Burdette
23:09 🐊 Georgia Eaton-Collins
58:16 UT Taylor Huff
80:51 🐊 Julianne Leskauskas
85:05 UT Mackenzie George
89:10 UT Thomas
— Gators Soccer (@GatorsSoccer) November 2, 2021
The soccer team’s 2021 campaign came to a close on Tuesday night when the No. 12 Tennessee Volunteers defeated it in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, 5-2. Head coach Tony Amato finishes his debut season with a disappointing 4-12-4 record overall along with a 3-6-1 mark in conference play.
Swimming and diving
— Gators Swimming & Diving (@GatorsSwimDv) November 2, 2021
The diving teams both had one of its student-athletes picked for this week’s SEC Diver of the Week honors, with senior Elizabeth Perez representing the No. 3 women and junior Leo Garcia claiming the honor for the No. 12 men. The squads head to Tallahassee on Friday to face the Florida State Seminoles in a dual meet.
— Gators Golf (@GatorsGolf) November 2, 2021
The No. 6 women’s golf team added some firepower on Tuesday through the transfer portal when it added former Seminole Taylor Roberts to its roster. She joins the Gators after spending her freshman season at FSU, leaving her with three years of eligibility remaining.
Around the Swamp
A brief history of the Florida and South Carolina rivalry: The history of the Florida-South Carolina series really doesn’t start until the league added the Gamecocks and Arkansas in 1992.
Florida cancels media availability after contentious press conference: This is a strange step, and it has naturally welcomed quite a bit of speculation as to what may be going on.
Here’s where CBS Sports picked Florida to finish in the SEC: There are four teams that are fighting for the top spot in the conference this season.
This Gator among CBS Sports’ top 100 players entering the season: He enters this season with even higher expectations after declaring for the draft.
Gators see drop in CBS Sports 130 after loss to Georgia: The Gators haven’t been ranked in either poll since their loss to LSU two weeks ago.
PHOTOS: Florida basketball’s exhibition win over Embry-Riddle: Take a look at some highlights from the game on Monday night.
It's great to be a Florida Gator!
— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) November 2, 2021