Florida Adds Another National Championship, Leads FSU And Miami By A Mile In Titles

The Florida Gators added another national championship to the school’s trophy cases on Wednesday night when the softball team knocked off Michigan for its second consecutive title. With the win, the Gators became the first team to lose Game 2 and bounce back to win Game 3 in the Women’s College World Series Final. Florida also became only the third program ever to win back-to-back national titles, joining Arizona and UCLA, and the only team east of the Mississippi River with more than one championship.

When it comes to overall national titles, Florida has won 35 team national championships. For comparison, the Gators’ Sunshine State rivals, Florida State and Miami, are well behind with 19 and 21, respectively. (Of note is FSU’s two softball titles in the early 80s, which were both Slow Pitch.)

While the lead over FSU and UM is impressive, what might be even more astonishing is the back-to-back national championship run Florida is currently on. Since 2006, six different UF programs have won consecutive titles, including: Gymnastics (2013, 14, 15), Men’s Basketball (2006-07), Men’s Indoor Track (2011-12), Men’s Outdoor Track (2012-13), Softball (2014-15), and Women’s Tennis (2011-12).

Florida Gators National Championships

Men’s national championships

  • Basketball (2): 2006, 2007
  • Football (3): 1996, 2006, 2008
  • Golf (4): 1968, 1973, 1993, 2001
  • Indoor track and field (3): 2010, 2011, 2012
  • Outdoor track and field (2): 2012, 2013
  • Swimming and diving (2): 1983, 1984

Women’s national championships

  • Golf (2): 1985, 1986
  • Gymnastics (4): 1982, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Indoor track and field (1): 1992
  • Soccer (1): 1998
  • Softball (2): 2014, 2015
  • Swimming and diving (3): 1979, 1982, 2010
  • Tennis (6): 1992, 1996, 1998, 2003, 2011, 2012

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