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Life 12 96 112 144 226 464 444 Tower 1997 Volume XV Sfuntt University of Florida PO Box 19000 Gainesville, FL 32611 (352) 392-1365 Pop: 40,000 Photo at right: Holding up a sign at the Auburn game, fans show that the Gators are " Number 1. " Photo below: Wearing the popular Orange and Blue Dr. Seuss ' s hats, fans party in Atlanta before the SEC game. Photo at bottom: Watching warm-ups, students proudly display the Gators ranking through most of the season. ' - i . , Allison Wate:H 2 Onenins I s Spirit, according to Webster ' s Dictionary is best described as, " enthusiastic loyalty. " Gator fans, students, and alumni mass every year during Homecoming, sporting activities, and gradua- tion to show their spirit. The University of Florida is a place where 40,000 plus can gather together with Gator pride. In almost every state, an alumni can find a Gator Booster club, and when travelling, a simple baseball cap with Albert ' s face is immediately recog- nized. Gainesville is a place where the colors Orange and Blue, natural opposites are joined together and where the theme to " Jaws " has special meaning. Students sat with fierce loyalty, in front of the stadium 24 hours in advance to try and buy tickets to the FSU game and the Sugar Bowl so they could be one of the few that cheered our team to a record breaking year. Whether in Gainesville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Talla- hassee, or New Orleans, Gators stuck together in all kinds of weather for F-L-O-R-I-D-A. Photo above: Riding in an antique fire engine, UF alumni drive down University Ave. during the Homecoming parade. Photo at left: Patient students wait for their chance to buy UF vs. FSU tickets the week prior to Thanksgiving. Photo below: Students in the College of Engineering showed their Gator pride in a float with an LSU wildcat bowing to a Gator. Josh Politove Opening 3 Landmarks are found throughout campus. Some spark interest and have aquired nicknames like the " French Fries. " Others have a regal and dominating persona like Cen- turyTower and the UniversityAudi- torium. All though, portray the unique atmosphere of the Univer- sity of Florida. Photo at top: In front of Criser Hall, a statue of former president Norman looks across the Plaza of the Ameri- cas. Photo at above: Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Sta- dium has been around in some form since the first football season. The stadium is now one of the largest in the country. Photo above right: By the science library, stands " Alachua, " or as it is more popularly known as are the " French Fries. " Photo at right: Built last year, the seal of the University of Florida is proudly displayed by the Reitz Union. 4 Opening 76e Sfittit ... The Campus Established in 1853, the University of Florida has had over a century of growth both on the campus and the population size of the student body. But, through these changes the essence of the University has remained. Century tower still stands tall and oversees the center of campus, Turlington rock still re- mains the oldest geological artifact recovered in Florida and Lake Alice remains full of alligators. No matter when one graduates from Florida, coming back to visit will still feel like coming home to those hectic partying college days. Photo at left: Looking out across campus, the Century Tower is one of the most famous landmarks on campus. It was built after WWI to honor those students killed in the war. Photo below right: Students study on benches around Turlington rock. The rock is the oldest geological artifact ever recovered in Florida. Photo below: The Reitz Union is the student activities center and houses games and fast food. It is also the home of the Orange and Brew along with student government and other clubs on campus. Opening 5 )tt t6e Sfitnit After winning the Sugar Bowl, the Gator football team was welcomed home with a pep rally held in their hoi Ben Hill Griffin Stadium was repainted and where the SEC Championship years were once displayed, a new c of paint was placed over it and the National Championship was now painted in the center of the South Endzc With a record crowd of over 40,000 fans, the trophies for the Nokia Sugar Bowl, the Sears Natio Championship trophy, and Danny Wuerffel ' s heisman trophy were proudly displayed. Each of the senior memh of the 1996 football team spoke a few words and Wuerffel joined Mr. Two-Bits on the field for a cheer. To end event, the whole staium, including the football team, sang, " We Are the Boys. " it 6 Opening p Opening 7 7e Sfitott During August, Atlanta, Ga hosted the bicentenial Olympics. Representing both the United States and the University of Florida were swimmers Melissa Mosses and Allison Wagner, both mem- bers of the UF swim team. Odessa brought home from the Olympics with a gold, while Wagner, a Gainesville native, captured a silver medal. Before the games, the symbolic Olympic torch landed in Los Angeles and processed across country. In Florida, the torch crossed through cities like St. Augustine and ran down 13th Street in Gainesville. Former football player and Gainesville local, Chris Doering, ran with the torch downtown to the Sun Center where festivities took place throughout the night. After spending the night in a hotel, the torch and its enter age started at 5 am in the O ' Connell Center parking lot. Photo at left: A Gainesville resident and torch runner, poses with the torch while parents take pictures. Photo above: Melissa Mosses rides in the Homecoming Parade, with members of her family, on a float made in her honor. Mosses swam for the United States in the bicenntenial Olympic Games. Photo at right: The Olympic torch leaves Gainesville and continues on its path towards Atlanta, Ga. The torch trav- elled as far south as Miami and across the East Coast of Florida during its trek across America. 8 Opening All photos by Allison Waters Opening 9 . . Every year, the University of Florida is ranked as one of the biggest party schools in the country Parties are found every Friday and Saturday nights at fraternities, apartments, in the ghetto, anc just about every where else. Parties can also be found the rest of the week if you know where tc look. With the distinction of being a party school, there is also a problem of underage drinking and bars are busted every year for allowing minors to drink. Students are also caught with invalid ID ' s and can be charged with a felony for falsifying documents. Still, most manage to have a good time socializingg with friends. Tailgating is also a popular form of partying before football games in the fall. Students who made the trek to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl also partied on Bourbon Street before the game. With the reputation of party school, only one thing remains to be said, " Cheers. " Photo at left: Tara and Shannon Kelly get together with friends on Friday night. Fri- day and Saturdays were the most popular nights to partying for most students, hut the rest of the week also saw students at local bars, espe- cially when they didn ' t have an early class the next day. 10 Opening Photo above: Edward McKay, salutes the coming of the New Year. Photo at left: Mickey Geiser and Cynthia Gaitanis take a break from Bourbon Street to watch ships go by on the river. Both were in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl. Photo below: Elizabeth Bowen shows off her pajamas during a pj party for New Years ' Eve. Opening 11 S In the spirit of... Student Jlcje Partying Downtown Dorm Room Life Reitz Union Games Tailgators Homecoming Gator Growl Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Apartment Life Working Dating and of course... School Work. Student LifelS Orange GfiTQRS i HH ! P 14 Orange Blue Spirit TOO ONE )ME fSU-MDDr 17 Home to many Gator fat Money Magazine ' s " best city toi This is the famous horn Be afraid... t Student Life 18 rp scholars, and athletes. atyfl e in the U.S. " , Gainesville, Fl. s homf the Fighting Gators. aid. Jvery afraid. Student Life 19 71st annual Student Life 20 October 11, 1996 Student Life 21 Each year, Gator Growl is the premier showcase for U.F. pride and this year was no exception. The incredible efforts of our student athletes year after year cannot go unnoticed, and thus, we gthered to honor them at the 7 1 st annual Gator Growl. The Growl ' s esteemed tradition grew out of a simple pep rally in 1925, in which freshmen carried their weight in wood to a small bonfire. Seventy-one years later, Gator Growl has evolved into a multi-media extravaganza dubbed as " the world ' s largest student-run pep rally. " This year ' s Growl introduced a new gator to U.F., Star Gator. In a young Gator fan ' s bedroom, our animated friend, with the help of coach, Dr. Egghead, and commentator, Mr. Mick-rophone, took on the evil toys symbolic of inferior football programs. Even with the appearance of the new techno- logical animation this year, tradition was not forgotten. Appearances by Albert, Alberta, Mr. Two-Bits, the Gator Band, the cheerleaders, Dazzlers, and the senior football players kept the tradition alive. The crowning of the Homecoming Queen, Lori Spivey, the headlining comedians, and the offbeat student sketches made for one loud evening in the Swamp. A dedicated group of more than 500 student volun- teers, 19 student directors, three associate producers, a single student producer, nine months of hard work and lots of creative energy make Gator Growl enormously successful year after year. Star Gator ' s cry, " to the National Championship and beyond! " was answered this year, confirming the power of Gator pride across the nation, -portions reprinted from the Gator Growl program 23 " it ' s be...a Florida Gator! " Never has this chant been heard so loudly, with so much vigor through- out the University of Florida, throughout every opponents stadiums, and especially throughout New Orleans. This was definitely the year of the Gator. There ' s nothing that compares to Gator fans and we ' ve shown we meant business in 1997. The SEC titles rolled in from all directions, the conference championships poured in, and to top it all off, the first National Championship football team in U.F. history stomped their way into the spotlight. Gator fans everywhere bled orange and blue and added a little color to everywhere we conquered. Millions of Gator dollars poured throughout the nation by those die hard fans. If there was a word that could dramatize " spirit " , that word would describe the average Gator fan, and who knows what word could be used to describe the fanatics! There ' s no doubt that Gainesville wouldn ' t mean the same without the University of Florida, and the University wouldn ' t mean the same without the teams, and the teams just wouldn ' t be the same without the fans. So here ' s to those Gators everywhere. A well deserved salute to the heart, the support, the craziness, the enthusiasm, and the madness that makes the Gator. Student Life 25 1996 N A T I N A L G H A M P S 6 A T R S A R E S I P U R R E R NATION., On, On, Student Life 29 ECO Omicron Delta Kappa Lori, 21, is the daughter of Tony and Valerie Spivey of Bradenton, Florida. She is a senior majoring in communication studies. Lori Serves as the Director of the Student Leader- ship Development Board, an advisor for the Student Government Emerging Leaders Confer- ence, and the Former Fraternal Excelence Chair of Delta Gamma Sorority. She was also chosen as the 1996 Florida College Student of the year and named into the UF Hall of Fame. After graduation, Lori wants to work for a pub- lishing company. Sigma Chi Ashley, 21, is the daughter of the Honorable James S. Moody, Jr. and Carol Still Moody of Plant City, Florida. She is a fourth year student majoring in accounting. Ashley is the Miss University of Florida Pageant Executive Director, Panhellenic Council Trea- surer, a member of the UF Rush Executive Committee and Florida Blue Key. She is the past treasurer of Alpha Delta Pi. After graduating, she plans to attend law school and work towards a masters degree in accounting. Ashley wants to pursue a career in estate planning and tax law. Alpha Delta Pi Lisa, 21, is the daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Medford of West Palm Beach. She is a senior majoring in history. Currently, Lisa is the 1996 Miss University of Florida as well as the Student Body Vice President. Formerly, she has worked in student government as the Senate President and Pro tempore. Lisa is also the New Member Educator for Alpha Delta Pi and a member of Florida Blue Key. After graduation, Lisa plans to pursue a career as a high schol teacher and debate coach. She would eventually like to work in administration. C01TEJ Maria Campbell Pi Kappa Alpha Julie Imanuel Zeta Tau Alpha Christina Rankin Kappa Delta Christina Nielson PhiMu Mandy Robertson Delta Gamma Susan Slusser Alpha Xi Delta Meridith Brown Pamela Sherman Jessica Benkovic Jennifer Rusnak Amanda Frost Kappa Alpha Theta Alpha Omicron Pi Lambda Chi Alpha Preview Staff 1996 Kappa Kappa Gamma Alison Gramling Savant UF Kirsten Reed Panhellenic Council Jocelyn Steiner GIVE I Julie Johnson Florida Cicerones Alumni Association Carie McElroy Interfraternity Council Wendy Bidwell Chi Omega Nature of the Say you ' re walking around campus, you have a couple minuets to spare, and you feel like bonding with nature. What to do? Find a grassy knoll somewhere and have a seat. One of the most plea- surable experiences in a day can consist of basking in the sun while pondering the fate of the world or simply zoning out. Frshman Nicole Gilmore states, " I have an hour free every Tues- day and Thursday so I sit in Plaza of the Americas and watch people go about their business. It ' s really rather amusing. " Plaza of the America is notorious for its interesting occupants. A plethora of personalities and highly entertaining activites can be found within this small space of land. One can find jugglers, hackey sackers, and meditators going about their own business. What is so amazing is the seemingly conflicting groups that oc- cupy different parts of the palza. Christian freaks can be found shouting bible verses in one area, Hare Krishnas serve vegetarion meals in another, while lethargic bums lie scattered around the vacinity enjoying the sun with their dogs. The other plazas may not be as active but they offer the same spacious atmoshere a stressed student would take comfort in. With a little time to spare, why not stop and smell the gladiolus. Laura Hill Plazas 33 The Plaza 36 Student Life Student Life 37 v " 2C T J Student Life 39 The Big Boys of Student Government Productions brought a lot of great shows to Florida, in a wide variety of genres. The big shows included the Cure and Dave Matthews with Tim Reynolds (a special Acoustic show). Ska fans could check out The Specials at the Florida Theatre. Alter- native fans had a ot to choose from: The Jon Spencer Blues Explo- sion played, Weezer played (and free El Scorcho chicken wings were served at the show), Superchunk, Soul Coughing, Gaunt, and Jeremy Enigk teamed up for a show that featured a low ticket price of four dollars, Sebadoh showed the sensitive side of alternative music, and Matthew Sweet previewed material from an upcoming album. A Tribe Called Quest riled up rap fans, and Jewel played a Homecoming show at the Bandshell that was attended by over fifteen thousand Gators. Henry Rollins came to the O-Dome for a motivational speech, and Chris Rock appeared at the Performing Arts Center to tell students how to make phone calls. Grammy winner Beck played a sold out show at the Rorida Theatre. There was also a free jazz festival (featuring Sonny Rollins and John Scofield) and a free rap show (featuring Redman) at the Bandshell. With all of these big named concerts in town, who had time to study much less go to classes? Bring ' em On Sheryl Crow Music ire Matthew Sweet Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins Gene Simmons of Kiss Jewel John Scofield Homes tyle Blue Dog 42 Less than Jake TheBandsPlayOn Big Sky There was also plenty of other high quality, yet less known, music to sample in Gainesville, at clubs like the Covered Dish, the Brick City Music Hall, and the Hardback Cafe. George Clinton, They Might Be Giants, and Ben Harper headlined the Alachua Music Harvest, a three-day festival that highlighted Gainesville ' s local music scene. Several local bands were signed to major labels, including the ska-punk band Less Than Jake, and Hootie Wannabies Sister Hazel. If those aren ' t enough, students could go out almost any night and hear quality local sounds from Big Sky, Big White Undies, Homestyle or Day by the River. No wonder Gainesville was rated as the " Nations Number One place to Live! " 43 Don ' t just stand there... The only thing more diverse than the students in Gainesville is the night life. And what better to do at night, on a Saturday or during the week, than to get your friends together and bust some moves. Whether it ' s a small establishment where everybody knows your name or a place you would rather them not know due to your drunken behavior, UF is the place to find the hot spot just the right temperature for everyone. Each club has it ' s own lure and aura that attracts certain crowds for different reasons. If a selection of purely techno and dace music is your style you might enjoy the Maui Beach Club, TJ ' s, the Florida Theater, or 238 West. For a flare of the unusual you could turn to Simons, Full Circle, or the University Club. But let ' s not forget all those Garth Brooks lovers who frequent DJ Chaps. Yet the beauty of the situation is that these clubs don ' t stick to one sterio-type. The music pumped from speakers onto crowded floors all depends on what theme you prefer. Many clubs have different music for every night of the week. Some of the selections are Latino night, 80 ' s music, Disco fever, Hip-Hop, and Gothic. Even though distinguishing which club offers what music on what night can be confusing, if you get it straight, more than likely you won ' t be disappointed. So whether you care to do the John Travolta, the boot scoot and boogie, the rumba, or the runing man, it can all be found in downtown Gainesville. Laura Hill ...Bust the Move A slightly modified version of an old clique concisely describes the only problem associtated with Gainesville ' s night life: " So many clubs, so little time " . With all these clubs to choose from, how does one determine the most jive of the bunch? Why word of mouth, of course. Let ' s see what a few college students had to say about their clubbing experiences. " The ultimate best is TJ ' s. I go there almost every week and love it. A lot of my friends hang there and the DJ plays songs everone loves and can dance to. It is defi- nitely my number one choice when deciding what to do on a night when I can ' t find any parties, " comments sophomore Dana Larson. Other students prefer a more sedate atmosphere. Jun- ior Becky Sweeny reports, " I go to gothic night at Full Circle every Saturday. I find the atmosphere is a lot less superficial than other clubs around Gainesville. Nobody is there to judge you. People go there to dance and talk with their friends, not to impress some chick by attacking them form behind. " If grinding is what you want, there are a few " meat markets " that provide guys and gals alike a chance to show off the moves they learned form MTV ' s The Grind. " I frequent the Florida Theater for 80 ' s night on Tuesday because, quite frankly, I like watching hot women dance. You always see someone you know there and the dancers are always quite spirited. The music is never a disap- pointment, " proclaims sophomore Derek Rusnak. There you have it. Three points of view on the coolest places to be found within the city of Gainesville. But the best part is there are many more clubs that might pro- vide the perfect amount of atmosphere, people and music for you. So let the exploration begin. Laura Hill 46 Student Life Club Publix " Now, what did you say you were wearing tonight? " " I ' m wearing that little blue spaghetti- strapped dress with those black sandals. " " I guess I ' ll wear a dress too. So, did you say that we were meeting by the bananas or in front of the grapes? " Ever think you ' d have this conversation? Well, if you ' ve ever experienced grocery shopping in a college town, then you probably realize the possibility of just suck a dialogue taking place.Now, I know some of you are thinking that this is a little bit of an eggageration, and maybe it is a little, but that ' s not to say that this stuff doesn ' t happen. Grocery stores are not just places to get food and personal items anymore, they are meccas for the dateless everywhere. Yes, you ' ve seen it happen in the movies and on cheesy citcoms, but now it has come to a grocery store near you. The University of Florida is no exception to this phenomenon. You know you ' re living in a college town when you get dressed up to go grocery shopping. You never know when Mr. or Ms. Right might just be strolling down your aisle. It happens that one unexpected night; You ' re strutting down the " cakes, mixes, and powdered drinks " lane when, there he is, headed straight for you. Your eyes meet, but only for a moment as you pass. You ' ve quietly noticed the vegies in his cart, he ' s a healthy one! Then, the next aisle, " pastas, sauces, and spices. " (Seems he ' s caught your rythem!) Finally, the moment comes when you ' re both in produce and, just as you reach for that perfect melon, his hand has a hold of the same one. The lights flash and suddenly, there ' s a voice from nowhere: " Please stand back, the showers are about to begin. " The faint sounds of thunder and lightening prepare you for the light storm that has just begun to wet your arms. " It was fate, " you tell your children. Of course, one must warn not to attempt this in your home towns. I don ' t know if the situation is the same where you come from, but if the situation is the same where you come from, but if I went to a Kash-n-Karry in my hometown looking for a date, I ' d be a little more than disappointed. The best possible scenario would have me finding a cute, little, widowed man my grandmother ' s age, and that ' s definitely not the kind of hand I would want to feel on my melon! But that ' s why we come to college, right? To experience things that we ' ll probably never experience again, and to take those opportunities to be spontaneous, to do crazy things, to live on the edge, to go to the grocery store in heels. It ' s no coincidence Here in Gainesville that Ashley ' s pub is right next to Publix. Happy hours always makes people more sociable, right? Just a few jumbo margaritas and you and your friends are off for the night to " Club Publix. " Hey, at least the muchies will never be a problem! -Shannon Kelly Looks like he may need to head to the grocery store for some company. 48 Club Publix All dressed up and where to go? Why, they ' re on their way to the hottest dating spot around, the food store. ClubPublix 49 Everyone ' s heard about it, everyone ' s seen it, and most have even contributed to it ' s unique quality at some point. It is the only legal place set purposively on a main street for people all around Gainesville to vent, express, and exhibit their opinions and ideas. Yes, it ' s the 34th street wall that well serves this purpose. The wall speaks for itself and the community. The emotions of the days are revealed to this wall along with messages of birthdays, marriages, babies, graduations, congratu- lations, deaths and every other event that effects peoples lives. The wall has been there through every sun shiny day, everystorm, every winterand summer, and every day in be- tween. It may have been the only stable thing throughout everyone ' s stay here in Gainesville and it might very well be the only remaining structure when we retourn as alumni. If you haven ' t yet taken the time to walk the wall and read what is going on around town, on campus, and in people ' s hearts, then maybe you should. More informative than the news or any local chronicals, the 34th street wall is the best guide into the lives of the students, community members, and businesses that make up the city of Gainesville. The wall has become a part of people ' s lives and it ' s death would greatly effect so many who ' s memo- ries and memorials remain " forever young " there on the roadside. So write on, read on, and live on , 34th street wall forever. When one thinks of a college town, culture is not the first thing that may come to mind. Gainesville is unique in that it accommodates many museums featuring artwork from around the world. Many are even found on campus so stu- dents may access these centers easily. Opened in September of 1990, the Harns Museum has the largest visual arts display in all of Florida. It ' s collection of art contains paintings, sculptures, and drawings from countries spanning the globe including the Americas, Africa, and Europe. The Harns Museum has also hosted exhibitions featuring famous and talented artists such as Rembrandt and Rubens. Another well renowned museum lo- cated in Gainesville is the museum of Natural History. Within the next year it will be moved from its previous building to a new facility on Hull road. The more spacious location will allow room for larger pieces such as the dinosaur exhibit already constructed. Yet it is amusing to see the irony in a street named after a museum that will no longer be there. For a city as small as Gainesville, it has succeed in providing a cultural experience for those who wish to take advantage of it. With two new facilites located on campus it is conveniently close for stu- dents participating in class projects or those who simply long to expand their horizons. Laura Hill 52 Stuent Life These and other displays are part of the exhibits shown at the Harns Museum on Hull Road. Despite the less than appealing name it carries, the Hoggetowne Fair creates wholesome fun for all those who value the days of chivalry and damsels in dis- tress. The annual festival relives medieval times in a plethora of ways. One can watch daring sword rights performed by men dressed in clothes like those worn by the knights of the round table. Women wear gowns that replicate medieval royalty. They too participae in fencing despite their flowing veils. Additionally, a group of belly dancers per- formed for the crowd. The dancers ' teacher explains, " I teach the girls because it is fun for them and I feel I am preserving the middle eastern culture. Belly dancing has been given a bad name in America but it is merely a form of expression for women in differ- ent countries. Girls of all dance levels come to me and we just have al lot of fun performing. The Hoggetowne Fair gives us a chance to display our talents to the communinty " . There is a plethora of activities that take place for adults and kids to participate in. One is the human chess board where people serve as the chess pieces. Linda Carmlye states, " The fair provides the commu- nity with activites old and young can appreciate " . A little bit of everything can be found at the Hoggetowne Fair and those who attend await next years arrival. Laura Hill Puff Lye It was a wonderful date. Michael was a charming, handsome man. He had openned doors for me, paid for dinner, and took care of the clubs cover. He had broad shoulders and a firm butt. I liked his eyes most of all, they were a deep thoughtful brown that shined in the technotronic flashes of the club ' s lighting system. He was caring and compassionate, and I trusted him. He seemed like a decent guy, pretty down to earth. So, when he told me that some friends of his were throwing a party and that he was expected to be there, I didn ' t hesitate to agree to accompany him. His friends lived back behind campus, and although I didn ' t care for the neighborhood, I felt safe in his arms. It was difficult to find a place to park, so we had to park far away from the party. We held hands as we walked to the party, which we could hear far from where we parked. As we got closer, Michael leaned close and whispered into my ear. " These are good guys. They may seem a little weird at first, but they ' re okay. " I smiled up at him and said, " It doesn ' t matter, " and I leaned my head against his shoulder. I didn ' t care, really. I would follow this man wherever he would lead me, secure in knowing that he would be with me. As we approached the party I could see people lounging outside. His friends were weird they liked to shave parts of their heads and had metal stinking out of their faces where metal shouldn ' t have been. But they did seem friendly to Michael and they were nice to me. They were drinking, and smoking these funny smelling ciggarettes. Michael got a beer for himself and a beer for me. One of his weird friends gave him one of the ciggarettes. He offered it to me too. Now, of course I had smoked a ciggarette before, but this one made me cough, and when I did everyone around us just laughed. I decided I didn ' t like it and I gave it back to Michael. He laughed and took back the ciggarette, puffing on it heartily. Michael told me he ' d be right back, then went inside the house. A short time later, when Michael came back outside, he was rubbing his arm. I noticed a red line around his upper arm. When I asked him about it he said It was nothing, just a party game. After he had come back from the house. Michael was like a com- pletely different person. He kept putting his arm around me and he kept kept rubbing my leg. As several of his friends walked past us, they would either give him a wink or a thumbs up. I felt very uncomfortable, and told Michael that I wanted to go. He smiled, putting his arm around my waist and kissing me on my cheek. " If you ' re sure, I ' ll do anything you want to, " he said. I was a little tipsy from the beer and he offered to give me a hand up the stairs to my apartment, and I accepted. I fumbled at the door with the keys. So Michael took them and unlocked the door. I went inside and into the bathroom to wash my face. I heard loud music coming from my stereo and poked my head out of the bathroom to tell him to turn off the radio. When I looked out, I saw him locking the front door. I walked towards him to ask him what he was doing. He turned to me and said, " Now let ' s get down to why you asked me up here. " He grabed my shoulders and slid my dress from off of them. The radio was so loud that no one could hear my cries. -Anonymous .jo Suiqpuios CaughtYa! Ha ha we ' ve 58 Caught ya t Caughta ya 59 Life after Death When it comes to the subject of dorms, most of us have heard every com- plaint there is to be had: roommates from hell, disgusting bathrooms, smelly rooms, loud neighbors, mean RA ' s and complete lack of privacy. But what is overlooked are the joys one gets from the experience. Where else could someone forge a stronger bond that by smashing roaches with each other ' s shoes or ponding on the wall together to shut up you neighbor at four O ' clock in the morning? Many agree that one ' s floor becomes a gome away from home, minus the good cooking. " I know when I first came to UF I didn ' t know a soul. The girls on my floor were really cool and I still keep in touch with a lot of them. It ' s a definite bond knowing you ' re all in the same boat together. " commented sophomore Kristina Godfrey. With new housing developments being erected every year, occupants reap the benefits of newer facilities. This also makes possibvle the opportu- nity for more students to live on campus, the happening place to be. So those who make it through the year grin and bear it knowing that any kind of apart- ment they might get next year will be a definite step up. -Laura Hill What could be better than a Vacation! How do you spend your Breaks? When there ' s a day on the school calader shaded in gray, we all know what that means- BREAK! So, what exactly do Gators do when they ' re not required to be in some hall some- where listening to a professor dron- ing on about who cares what? Well, Gators take to the highways. Students can be found everywher from Talla- hassee (God forbid) to Miami, Maine to California, it really doesn ' t matter how far or remote a Gator ' s hiding out. They explore underwater, they hunt from the side, they dive through the sky anything to get out of tension filled Gainesville. Then again, as long as there are no requirements to be somewhere at a certain time, why not stay behind since the streets are quiet, and just relax. Many a student does just that. They may never leave the city limits, but their brains are not in sight. However break is spent, one thing is for sure, it ' s tons of fun and not an ounce of guilt. 62 Breaks Breaks 63 One of the advantages of living in the dorms are all the activites that one can participate in. The Inter Residence Hall Association, better known as IRHA, sponsors powder puff football, hypnotisms, and pizza parties. Each dorm puts on one major event per year that all students are welcome to attend. The Graham Tolbert area ' s annual events are the Tie-n-Tails extrava- ganza and the Mudfest. Students no longer have a reason to complain that there is never an opportunity to get gussied up and have a night out on the town. Tie-n-Tails provides just that opportunity and occurs on Valentine ' s Day every year. This year was it ' s 19th consecutive year and hosted over 2,000 people! Students enjoy food, casino games, and live entertainment. People dance the night away until two o ' clock in the morn- ing and leave exhausted. Those who prefer an atmosphere where nice clothes do more harm than good attend the Tolbert area mudfest. Construction workers dig a hole 50 ft. by 20 ft. by 2 ft., fill it with imported Georgia clay, and concocte a huge mud hole. The event lasts an entire week and participants play mud polo, tug-a-war, relay races, and mud limbo. At the end of the week live music sets the stage for a Woodstock- like dance party that lasts throughout the afternoon. These are two examples of the many activities dorms prepare to entertain students during the school year. No matter what area of campus one live on, there is a plethora of activities just waiting to be attended by enthusiastic participants. Laura Hill Nights Hot Niahts Got Milk. The alarm goes off waking you up for class. Stumbling, out of bed you can feel your stomach grumbling. Looking around in the dark fumbling, you can ' t stop your gut from rumbling. The food in your room is old, something nutritious would be gold. Your gator-one card you hold, while avoiding the pizza with mold. No clue what to do, you walk down the stairs. A brush in your hand you arrange all your hairs. A good breakfast you need, to start your affairs. Good food is there, just down past the stairs. Waiting in line, wasting time is a crime. Food you can get, costing more than a dime. No spices they use, that taste it like thyme. Will you get to class today on time? They food they prepare, though dripping with grease, will get your heart going, and you on your feet. The food is so yummy, you will say this is neat. Then you remember; Hey, I don ' t eat meat! The sugar you ingest makes you think its the best. You hope you do well on this afternoon ' s test. Your drink is now empty, which makes you depressed. " There aren ' t any refills? How stupid. I ' m never coming back here! " Apartment Hunting As the anticipation of final exams mount towards the end of the semester, so does the stress of finding a place to live for the oncoming year. There are so many things to consider when looking for a habitat that it can be quite overwhelming. One must take into account roommates, proximity to school, living conditions, price, and general aura. A good combination of all these qualities is hard to find despite the array of apartment complexes and houses available for rent. With a little time and effort. .O.K, a LOT of time and effort, a perfect dwelling can be found. Many students turn to brochures listing apartments available in various areas of town. Sopomore Stacy Neilson explains, " It took a lot of time and collaboration between my future roommate and I to j finally agree on where we wanted to live. We looked at one of those pamplets, picked out a few places we liked, visited them, and nar- rowed down the choices to one place. Of course our parents make the final decision but we did all the work. " Others claim brochures don ' t give the whole picture and the only way to know what a place is like is to ask people who have lived there. " I wish I had known this little peice of advice the first year I looked for an apartment, " comments Junior Katie Leinbach. " I ended up in a place that looked nice but was extremely noisy and built badly. This year I asked occupants before 1 considered moving in. That method gave me much better results. " While prices, location, and level of comfort vary, the method of finding a house or apartment generally stays the same. Like in all realms of life, some people get a head start while others wait to the last minuet to start looking. Though the search may be painful, the end result is hopefully a place you can call home. Laura I lill 68 Student Life Taking It C B 70 To The They ' re the most radical of the radicals, the extreme of extremists, and the boldest of the bold. They are the people who take the average sport and make it wild, daring, and dangerous. They live by the seat of their pants and believe that that is a good place to be. They are bored of the average so they take their sports to the extreme. So you rollerblade, but can you jump a picnic table and landing sideways onto a hand rail and glide down to easily land on your feet? Sure, you have a bike, but can you ride it while it ' s on one weel with no hands as the front tire spinsin the air? Okay, so you ride your skateboard to school, but can you ride a half pipe backwards while flipping at each peak? These are the questions that one must ask themself in order to determine wheather they are an extreme athlete. It takes courage, determination, a hard head, a high threshold for pain, and a lot of medical supplies to become good at these wxtreme sports. Sespite the danger, U.F. has plenty of these " stunt " students. Of course, with every sport throughout the years, the extreme will start to be the average and then a new group of the elites will come up with a new level of extreme. We probably have a while before the extreme be- comes average so here ' s to those who push harder, and excel at their chosen sports. NO SKA E WARDING ON THIS PROPERTY 71 for the reowned Gainesville Grenn, Dude Smoke dope in my own house Get educated man! Either sit at home and listen to parents or go to classes.... It was expected. ..what else would I do? So I could have sex in my house r Hang out with friends nothing else to do Gainesville Sun Education is the key to life S.P.J.C. was full Best university in Florida my mother threatened me Because God ' s a Gator and I wanted to be as close to God as possible bECAUSEidlDN ' TwANT to BE A IOSER AND wORK iN A GAS STATION FOR tHErESTOFmYIIFE They ' re Here to Pump, You Up One of our beloved fitness centre staff members, friendly and knowledgable [they] follow the creed that is a duty for all fitness enthusisasts: To make the world save from cellulite and the occa- sional beer gut. These are true Americans. What ' s the most happening place to be in Gainesville? One might think it must be the Purple Porpoise on a Saturday night, or one of the many dance clubs featuring drink specials. Not even close. The place to find crowd of people sweating more than dancers in a nightclub is the fitness centers of UF. Throngs of women wait outside aerobics rooms in order to participate in classes geared to keep their hearts and muscles fit. Lines form of like-minded people who desire a chance to climb their way to a firm body on the stairmaster. With a variety of locations to choose from, it is no mystery why so many students accumulate to take advantage of the opportunity to get buff for a price all college students love to hear.. .FREE. One need only flash their Gator One card in order to enter the southwest Recreation Center, the O ' Connell Center, or the Student Recreation and Fitness center. While every facility has state-of-the-art weight rooms and basketball courts, other features to be enjoyed are rock climbing walls, swimming pools, racquet ball courts, and much more, including the ever popular squash courts. So the only question left is what ' s your pleasure? Because you desire in a workout can be attained at any one of the fitness centers on campus. -Laura Hill a. If asked most of the people you find at the fitness centres will tell you its difficult to get into a routine, but once you do, you go back because its fun. b. This guy here is working out. His muscles rippling under- neath a container of skin to large for his own good. This frat boy puts in long nights of drinking and circle jerking the new pledges- after finishing his homework for the night. ...of course. c. This is either a device created by Pygmallion to turn your flab to firm undulating muscle, or it is an medaevil torture device to force you to eat less and eat right Groovy kind of Have you ever looked at a couple and thought, " How the hell did those two end up together? " With such a diverse population found at the University of Florida it is not hard to find a couple with completely differ- ent interests and appearances. " People look at my girlfriend and I oddly everywhere we go, " states sophomore Ryan Schutz. " Seeing as I ' m 6 ' 2 " and Kristen ' s 5 ' 3 " I guess I can understand. One advantage is that we kick butt at chicken fighting so it can ' t be all that bad " . What about those couples who meet through strange circumstances unique to college life? Junior Heather Patterson recalls, " My boyfriend and I met when he rammed into me on his bicycle. I was pretty pissed but when he called that night to make sure I was O.K. we talked forever and ended up going out. It ' s a weird story but we ' re still together so I ' m not complaining! " Of course not all people encouter their immortal beloveds in crazy situations. Many college students hook up in com- mon places such as class, the library, and dance clubs. Se- nior Allison Peckio states, " I met my main squeeze at Full Circle on disco night. I noticed him becuase of a crazy psychedelic shirt he was wearing but was too shy to say anything. Finally he noticed my glances and came over to talk to me. From there, it ' s history. " Sigh. Some call it fate while others declare that oppposites really do attract. No one really knows why the chemistry between certain people works or why bizarre situations seem to bring people together. Wheter it ' s love at first sight... or not quite that picture perfect, many " odd " couples claim that strange circumstances lead to very good things. Laura Hill 76 Student Life R t o in matt from Hell Tainted Roommate Do you ever wonder what hell on earth fells like? Well, living with some one who you cannot get along with, even if you tried, makes for an extremely interesting, although strained, living experience. Most conflicts arise out of persistent irriatations which are aggravated by one final straw that breaks the camel ' s back, so to speak. Making noise in general, like door slamming, loud talking, rustling around while looking for something while your roommate(s) are sleeping or studying are common problems, another predicament arises when dealing with personal space and phone messages. Things begin to go awry when hour roommates stuff begins to find itself making a a permanent home on your side of the room. It is all too aggravating to find out that the important message you have been waiting for was never given to you so both parties involved become frustrated. Then the dilemma involving boyfriends or girlfriends surfaces. You may well find yourself not welcome in your own room or home because either : " a IK evf ' a. Persistent Irriatations When you come home late from Club Meat with a new friend, have some courtesy for your scholarly roomate, they have a test tomorrow. b. Loud Talking What you have to say is important. But the whole hall doesn ' t always need to know. Shh....your roommate has a test tomorrow. c. Phone Messages When someone calls and you ' re not there you trust your roomate to get the message. If their best friend ' s mom calls and says the friend had died, a message that says your roomate ' s " significant other " has moved in or your roomie is busy " entertaining " the flavor of the month week night. If you are lucky, they have left you some clue indicating the latter_otherwise you might bargain for a more intimate knowledge of you roommate than would have been truly necessary. Pet peeves and common courtesy are things that must be recognized and discussed to insure a better living experience. Communication really is the key to your sanity when you are living with someone who you may or may not know. Otherwise the motto may turn out to be " don ' t get mad, get even. " You may come home to find your belongings rearranged (which may or may not come to your attention); locks changed; food or other personal items tampered with; or other horrifying alternatives. Remember that all is fair in love, war ,and living with someone else. -Vannessa Maldonado i called. " should suffice. d. Pet Peeves Everyone has a few specific thing that they really don ' t like. As a good roomate it is your job to find these and desensensetize your roomate to them through repettion. e. Communication There was just a miss- understanding. ...your roommate meant all those things she said behind your back in a nice way.They key to all good relation- ships. Learning to edit what you say is also important. You ' re proud you like Chunky style, but that ' s too important to share. f. Locks Changed Generally considered quite funny. You might want do this during a break if you know they are coming back before you. Student Life 80 Lany of us can easily say that at some point in we were a waiter, or a sales associate in a clothing store, or maybe even something partially interesting like a bartender. But how many of us will ever be able to say that we made our way through college as a photographer, a gymnastics instructor, a scalper, a stripper, or b) posing as a statue? Well, not many will be able to tell of such excitement but for those few who snagged the real cool jobs while in school, boy will you have stories to tell! There ' s a saying: " do something that you enjoy and you ' ll never have to work a day in your life. " What a great idea! If you love to dance, why not become a dancer, of some sort. Or for those of you who ; point II KW :ible ta gel love to take pictures, why not become photogra- phers for a magazine, or just for special occa- sions? If your good at being a conman, why not become a professional booky, or a lawyer? These odd jobs that some UF students have chosen may not be exactly what these students want to be doing 20 years from now, or maybe they are, but at least they are out there finding ways to exhibit their real talents even if only for a year or two. College may be all about finding what you want to do, or are good at, for the rest of your life, but that doesn ' t necessarily mean that those findings must come from professors and books, just ask these UF students. -Shannon Kelly Student Life 81 A Walk of Life A Rite of Passage the middle of the floor with only a hose attaches to a sink; staying in places that doubled as night clubs; and visiting numerous coffee shops that didn ' t serve coffee, I must admit that my heart became one with the Netherlands. Utrecht housed the warmest people and the most wel- coming atmoshpere. The architecture that these countries offer are sites that America will never share. Their buildings are so carefully constructed with passion and skill that we must travel abroad to ever witness such beauty. I learned a lot about how other countries work and although their egalitarian policies seem tempting, I began to appreciate this messed-up system we live with. Of course, there are advantages and disadvan- tages to both sides, but we can still benifit form studing our neighbors countries and maybe someday we will be able to look at our system and smile knowing we finally got it right. I greatly appreciate the time I spent in these countries and the friends I made. I can only encourage everyone with the opportunity to grab it while they can. Some advice: BRING A RAINCOAT- Dutch weather gods are confused!! Plaza Major in Salamanca, Spain Tara Kelly I SHI In Paris by the Arch de Triumph A National Park outside of Amsterdam Before I had time to actually think about or plan out what I was doing, spring classes were over and I was on a plane headed East. Eight hours, two trains, and a bus later I was in Utrecht, a congenial city in the Netherlands. As soon as I stepped of the bus, I had to dodge a bicyclist who furiously rang her bell at me. This is how my study abroad program began. Amazingly, our troup of twenty-five originated for the University fo Florida bonded quite nicely. Let me get you acquainted with personalities on my floor. There was Jim, the cute little alternative raver; Darren, who mislead us to believe that he was shy, then did a Jekyll and Hyde maneuver on us; Ashley, the free spirited girl with a boyfriend?; Chelsea, fashion god- dess to any funk party; Erick and Craig who fought like husband and wife at times (but could pick out a mean wheel of cheese); and my sister and I who, for biased reasons I will leave it at that. It was like any other UF dorm room floor except we had a much better view from our windows. Four bottles of wine and three rounds of cheese into the week, we were in Amsterdam; a wonder land of prostitutes, hemp shops, and sex museums. A place where sleep is not an option and red lights permeate the sky. I wandered around in amazement while grudgingly carrying a backpack, that weighed more than I did. Needless to say, I quickly learned to travel lightly, which means wearing the same clothes for days and having only one change of shoes! Our travels took us to countries who loved us and countries who hated us. Ireland loved us, offering a cold Guinness and hot soup with every stop. Paris hated us, degrading our inabilty to speakfluent French and mocking our customs, but tantalized us with bottles of wine that were cheaper than water. Muchen pre- sented us with beer gardens that serve the best tasting beers the world has to offer (trust me-Heinnekin is NOT one of them!). Prague seduced us with beautiful bridges and statues, while Belgium lured us in with the smell of giant picture perfect waffles. After sleeping on floors in hotels and luggage racks on trains; taking showers with three other people, int 84 Student life Enjoying the bars of Salimanca, Spain Enjoying new freinds in Lima, Peru. The running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain host family in Florence, Italy. Sailing outside Utrecht, Netherlands " DOX ' come nkakee . , PRINGFIEL I - Biu Mound l n d ; Breese ' Carlyle ' iz The Reitz Union ' s Travel and Recreation Program, (1 designs, organizes and leads adventure-based and leisure-bases trips structured to promote learning about the activity, and the surrounding environment. To accomplish these goals, the student staff of TRiP are trained in various leadership tech- niques and skills conducive to outdoor pursuits. The Outfitter, located on the Duckpond side of the Union, houses the TRiP program and offers the University community a variety of outdoor gear and equipment at competitive rates for rental and resale. The trips are to a variety of locations both in the south east and nationally to such destinations as skiing in Jackson Hole, WY, mountain biking in Maob, UT, Whitewater rafting on the Chattoga in SC, and rock climbing in the Appalachians of TN. A new addition ifi 1996 for TRiP was the Women in the Wilderness Program (WW). This is an exciting new program designed to empower women by enhancing confidence, leadership, and both environmental and self awareness. Throughout the year,The WW staff designs and leads challeng- ing outdoor-adventure trips which depend upon group interac- tion and support for success. More than anything else, TRiP activities are fun and exciting for all participants. The TRiP program, which has been in existence since the 70 ' s as a student organization, offers a varied opportunity for people of all experience levels and interests, and everyone is welcome to participate. -story by Russ Froman and the Office of Student Activities Colull JEVANSVILLE ' andenburc rw 7 ;+ I i.n4 A. ?T v ! Hair ., T l , .v I 4 ' f ;; ' ! ' . ' ? ' " M L i . COLUMBUS DAYTON P j| K DIANAPOLIS . Y Middle- 4. ' with 1 ,tf r r . , 3, S V : vS X ! LEXINGTON X 1 LEXINGTON ! N,cho iYes indeed I _L: iWe ' re Frtnch l i With all of the exciting places and things to do here in Gainesville, who would want to leave? Well, with the exception of a few beautiful parks, prairies, and sinkholes, there aren ' t a whole lot of inspiring places here. Students who crave the adventure and scenic beauty that Gainesville doesn ' t offer, often find satisfying places elsewhere. Whether those places be their hometowns, their relatives neighborhoods or their friends summer homes, students here at the University of Florida have ways of finding an outlet for their interests. How students fund these little cxccrtions, however, is a completely different story. If any of them arc like the people I know, they probably don ' t worry about expenses until they get to their destinations. And where arc students going with their parents tuition monies? Well, for those who brave the cold air and snowy skies, places like Snowshoc, Vail, Aspen, and Lake Tahoe fit their every desires. For those who prefer the wild outdoors to the tourist towns, names like Yosemitc, Appalachain, Sequoia, and the Rocky Mountains arc music to the car. And for those of us who prefer to explore the reefs, corals, and waters or like to do absolutely nothing but soak up rays on miles of beautiful beaches, sites like the Bahamas, Cancoon, the Keys, or any other island off the southern coast of Florida akc the mouth water. It seems that students here at UF certainly have their priorities well in check because, while most often starve and refuse to purchase high priced books, they always find ways to find the slopes, beaches, and trails. So continue to put off the studies and go out into the real world and get a real education while you can still live it. -Shannon Kelly Student Life 88 Coy 1 Gadsden L ii. IacksocwiHe ' ;x x J. ! . w -JL v MoulM I V ? ct a. l. . V . - PENSACOL t rt Walton Beach Student Life 89 GATOR STOMPIN ' It all started in 1984 when a couple of friends decided that there needed to be some sort of activity for all graduates to get one last round of the Gainesville bars. Probably sitting in a living room with nothing to do, a couple of guys started making plans for the newest UF tradition, including, of course, a slight profit margin. Those same guys built up the support from the local bars and had T-shirts made, and advertised enough to their peers to make Gator Stompin ' the tradition that is. While Gator Stompin ' is " for the students, by the students " the motto behind the Stomp takes a different attitude, " for the bars, by the bars. " A bit confusing for the Gator who just wants to Stomp. For those of you who have hid in a hole for the years you have been here at UF and for some reason don ' t know what Gator Stompin ' is, here is a little description: You pay twenty-five bucks, which has remained the price since 1984, for a T-shirt, slice of pizza from Leonardo ' s, free cover at participating bars, and a free drink or shot at each bar listed on the shirt. After receiving your free beverage, a very enthusiastic bartender will mark off your shirt. Gator Stompin ' is something that everyone who graduates from UF should do at least once. But beware, with around 1 1 bars participating, one could possibly get messy. So, the concerned executives took the responsibility of handing out a designated driver shirt for every 4 GS shirts sold. While a group of friends thought up the madness, Gators of all kinds will continue to participate in one of UF ' s biggest traditions.. .GATOR STOMPIN ' . 90 Gator Stompin ' . Gator Stompin ' 91 What do We do Now? W ; ? w c r sitting on your couch, a friend of yours cracks the door then conies into your room and announces, " I just failed that test. Its not fair. It was too hard. " " How ' d you do? " Your friend asks you as they plop down on the couch next to you. After shaking your head. Your friend continues, " Yeah, that was some tough stuff ' . Now I wish I had studied for it. No problem though, I ' ll just drop it. " After you remind you friend that they already have use up all their alloted drops plus two more, a quiet funk settle on the room. " You know, " you friend says " there has to be some thing to ease our simultaneous double loss. " " The Mall? " you ask meakly. " No you Idiot, the f- n ' Union. " Ra% . After the classes, the homework, or even just waking up. Hundreds of students find they have absolutely nothing to do. These unfortunate individu- als must make do with whatever they can find. Loitering at the mall is fun only until you run out of money, so there must be an alternative out there, right? Many students kill those pesky daylight hours lounging out o ic North Lawn, bowling at union or cleaning their rooms. Even still some horribly bored souls go out and get a job. Of course, what level of boredom could possibly drive a person to such an unusual act of masoch- ism, I have no idea. out ' y : 94 Gradu ation Graduation Day Graduation day is a time for joy, a time for tears, and a time for a lot of other emotions for UF gradu- ates. While a lot of grads will be walking off the O- Dome stage just to walk back into the classroom for grad school, many will walk off with no particular destination. It ' s rather scary to think that having just graduated from one of the best colleges in the nation, one still is not qualified to do anything! I speak from experience, I am a Political Science major. For me, and many others there is thankfully law school. Not all graduates are walking into 3 or 4 more years of school. Some are going into the corporate world, others a family business. A lot of people know exactly what they want to do and set out to find it. Whether that be starting a job, or traveling the world, what a better time to take control of your life? We all have dreams, some we;ve held onto for years and other have become planted in our heads while doing our time in Gainesville. Why not chase them? What keeps us from doing those things we want to in life? Why is it so many people end up at jobs they hate for the rest of their lives? What causes so many people to loose sight of our dreams throughout the courses of our lives? Any why are there so many songs about rainbows? It ' s just like graduation with all these questions. Back to graduation... For so many UF students, May 3, 1997 will be one of the best days of their life, and the most rewarding. I mean, we are getting dipolmas and degrees from the University of Florida! That means a lot in the business world. UF has a great reputation of being one of the best universities and luckily for us, that means that are dipolmas have a greater weight than other schools, say Florida State! Congratulations to all grad, and re- member to always keep your dreams alive. by Shannon Kelly Graduation 95 Lots of gossiping centers around the compaigners. The crown gathers to review the candidates opinions. 96 Elections Pound that pavement Turlington is a hot spot for campaigning. Every year the Spring semster brings thoughts of warmer days, spring break, and, of course, student government elections. As the semester goes along, one can ' t help but see candidates and supporters campaigning outside the Union, Turlington plaza, and just about everywhere else on campus. Love them or hate them, their hard work and dedication can ' t be ignored. The Spring 1997 elections were full of sur- prises. An unexpected five parties announced candidates for the executive board. Action, Vision ' 97, the Naked Party, an unnamed party, and independents all pounded the pavement drumming up support. Two presidential de- bates were help: one by the Law school and the other by the Independent Florida Alligator. And the media was there all the way, with deatures in the Alligator as well as the new TV program, S.G. In Review. After a controversy where the elections were postponed two days, all of the senate seats were filled. The executive board position were determined by a run off election between the Action Party and Vision ' 97. Chris Dorworth, Eric Lasso, and Brent Gordon, all of tahe Action Party, were elected the new student body officials. by Robbie Rieders Elections 97 OIFI m g n the I 3fl99 :heSp deadly explo- sion disrupted the Olympic Games. Just as the Games wer turning Atlanta into a giddy me- t opolis overflow- ing with tourists, a black-powered pipe bomb packed with nails exploded in the crowded Centennial Olympic Park. One person died instantly and another died of a heart attack. More than 100 people were injured and, as of March, nobody was charged with the crime. Richard Jewel, a once-prime suspect was never charged. 98 Magazine 000 President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore main tained a strong and consistent lead in the polls during their campaign for four more years in the White House. The Democratic team campaigned on a " four more years " platform that featured a strong economy and a lower crime rate. During his first term, Clinton formed a very close partnership with gore, who served as confidant and adviser. ong Kong was a British colony on the brink of great change in 1997. Great Britain ' s lease on Hong Kong was set to expire on July 1, 1997 and the Chinese were poised to reclaim the island. After 100 years of british rule, British admin- istration and jurisdiction over Hong Kong will end and it will become a Special Administrative Region of the people ' s Republic of China. n tn6 spn 1997 I :he Spirit 0f v ' ' 7$ - - 1997 In the KWI3 :he of 199 1997 In the Sp he Spifi Hi; 100 Magazine- International or the first time since the 1993 Gulf War, the American military took action against Iraq and its leader, Saddam Hussein. Iraq sent its troops into the Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq and in retaliation, the United States launched air attacks against Hussein ' s southern air defenses. Hussein has abused his people since the ruling Baarth party as- sumed power nearly 30 years ago. And since the end of the Gulf War he has continued to assassinate his political enemies. H3H1Q Peace in the Middle East remained unstable as the school year began. A crisis erupted after Israel opened a new exit in an archaeological tunnel along- side a plateau, raising suspicions among Muslims that the Israelis were seeking to change the delicate religious balance in Jerusalem ' s Old City. The insident proved to be the breaking point in mounting Palestin- ian frustrations with the lack of movement in carrying out the peace accords. Demon- strations followed where nearly 100 people were killed. Emergency meeting were then arranged by President Clinton in Washing- ton between Benjamin Netanyahu and Yasir Arafat. International Magazine 101 Months after TWA flight 800 exploded in midair in the summer of 1 996, investigators were still searching for a cause. The Boeing 747 jumbo jetplunged into the Atlan- tic Ocean off the coast of Long Island, NY just minutes afer takeoff from Kennedy Airport for Paris. All 230 people on board were killed. The theories ranged from a mechanical failure to a bomb to a surface to air missle to an exploded fuel tank. the? UK tot re Tl The stock market surged to ecord highs this year. It as a continuation of one of the greatest bull markets in history. The Dow Jones industrial average hit record highs in late September, and closed over 6,000 in October. The spark that kept the markets moving upwards was news that suggested that the economy was slowing down, thus keeping interest rates low. B i ' Jilt William Jefferson Clinton began his second term January 1997 as the 42nd President of the United States. He placed his left hand on a fam ily bible held by his wife, Hillary, and took the 35 word oath of office administered by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who wished him, " Good luck. " Magazine - U.S. 103 104 Maga in Shannon Lucid is a new record holder. The 53 year old shuttle astronaut veteran set the women ' s record for consecutive days in orbit,188, beating Russian cosmo- naut Elena Kondakova. She has also amassed 223 days in orbit since 1 995, making her America ' s most experi- enced astronaut. Benjamin Netanyahu, the 47 year old leader of the Likud political party, was elected Prime Minister of Israel. He declared that his government would honor the existing agreements onpeace and security issues and would continue to negotiate toward a final peace agreement in the Middle East. Boris Yeltsin was re elected President of Russia and pledged to con- tinue the reforms he began five years ago. How- ever, The 65 year old president began immedi- ately to show signs of severe heart problems. It was announced that he has at least two heart attacks in the past two years and open- heart surgery was considered the only solution to his life-threaten- ing disease. Fc : . u . LC: or the first time in its history, the House of Representatives voted to reprimand and fine its speaker for bringing discredit to the House. The House Ethics Com- mittee ruled that the House Speake Newt Gingrich was involved in using tax-exempt foundation money for his political ends. n ii 1997 Id ir 1997 Magazine - People 105 After 35 years in Congress Bob )ole retired to devote himself nil time to running for Presi- dent. At the age of 73, the former senator from Kansas would be the oldest person elected to a first term as president. As his running mate he choose Jack Kemp, an active Republican and former cabinet member. Dole said Kemp promised to give President Clinton a " run for his money. " They attacked the president ' s character and ethics while promoting the Republican 15 percent tax cut. Ross Perot, who four years earlier won more votes than any other independent Presidential candidate in 80 years, launched a campaign as the 1996 nominee of the Reform Party. The 66 year old Texas billionaire was a less formidable figure than he was in 1994, but a very vocal candidate nevertheless. Lacing his speeches with inspirational anecdotes from American history and his own life, Perot lambasted budget deficits amd big government. 106 Elections Maga ine Things seemed to be going well in America in 1996. The voters expressed their thoughts on this at the polls. They chose the status quo. The same guy in residing in 200 Pennsylvania Avenue and the same party ruling the Building at the other end of the street. With the economy up and moving and the unemployment rate down, Clinton won his second term in office. His daughter, Chelsea chose Stanford, Hillary chose to stay a little visible and well, Clinton fell down the stairs and injured his knee in the midst of all this quiet. n the Sr bint ot klf a: IL 97 In Elections Magazine 107 In Memoriam Spiro T. Agnew Former Vice President E. Digby Baltzell Author Ronald Brown Led Commerce George Burns Ageless comic John Chancellor NBC News anchor Marion Cuyjet Black ballet pioneer Ella Fitzgerald First Lady of Song Roxanne Jones Voice for the poor Barbara Jordan Orator and Scholar Joseph Kallinger Shoemaker, killer Gene Kelly Sang in the Rain Mary Leakey Fossil Hunter Timothy Leary ' 60 ' s LSD guru Audrey Meadows " Honeymooner " Francois Mitterrand French President Edmund Muskie Senator, statesman Rosie O ' Donnell % S enters the Talk Show realm, being % nice; Brooke Shields and Michael J. Fox j? make their TV comebacks on Suddenly Susan % f and Spin City, respectively; Arnold Schwarzenegger paid $772,550 for a worn set of JFK ' s clubs at the Kennedy auction; a young Tony Blairwon the Prime Minister position in England; Tiger Woods became a golfing sensa- tion; McDonalds introduced its " adult line " of foods- the Deluxe; The Rules, a book by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider enphasizes a new olden way to get a man; John F. Kennedy Jr. quietly married Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island, Georgia; Chris O ' Donnell married his sweetheart; Brooke Sheilds and Andre Agassi tied the knot; Ellen DeGeneres came out of the closet on her show and in real life; Princess Di could no longer call herself Her Royal Highness after the divorce from Charles; Ekatrina Gordeeva skated again, alone for the first time since her husband, Sergei Grinkov died k suddenly; Madonna and Michael Jackson separately multi- j plied; The First Wives Club, The Lost World, Batman (with George Clooney and Chris O ' Donnell), Independence Day, Evita,and The Rock hit the big screen; Soccer Moms are in; The j A Citadel admits 4 females, 2 drop . out in January... r he What ' s Hot on the Tube Sunday- Wednesday- Lois and Clark, 3rd Rock From Ellen, The Nanny, Beverly Hills the Sun 90210, Party of Five, Grace Simp sons Monday- Dangerous Minds, Melrose Place, Murphy Brown, Cosby, Ink, Cybill Tuesday- Mad Aboud You, Roseanne, Home Improvement, Fraiser, Caroline in the City Thursday- Friends, Single Guy, Seinfeld, Suddenly Susan, ER Friday- Sabrina, Clueless Saturday- Dr. Quinn, Coach, Early Edition, Relativity ?Spii 1 199: Gator Football team- National Champs! 1 QQ In f r Top Singles in September 1996 e T I T l f " r T Los Del Rio In Macarena I Love You Always Forever Donna Lewis Twisted Keith Sweat It ' s All Coming Back to Me Now Celine Dion Change the World Eric Clapton Loungin You ' re Making Me High Toni Braxton You Learn You Oughta Know r noootto I Can ' t Sleep Baby R. Kelly Give Me One Reason Tracy LL Cool J it Minnie Pearl Country comedian Pete Rozelle Transformed NFL Tupac Shakur Rapper Dorothy Lamour Actress Roger Tory Peterson bird watcher, author Paul Erdos Mathematician Claudette Colbert Oscar winning actress Alger Hiss Spy Bill Monroe Bluegrass Musician Cardinal Bernardin Activist Priest Margaux Hemingway Former Supermodel Erma Bombeck Housewife turned Sairist Carl Sagan Scientist What ' s Happening 109 Yus- r s- Three years ago Jewel . w as a fledgli ng .smger-songwriter llvi " g on carrots and Peanut butter sand- wiches. Now the 22 year old performer from Alaska is a smashing success. Her debut album of bittersweet folk son P ' ecesofYou st u Platinum. Jewel sir gs many of the s ngs on the album in a crystalline voice while playing her acoustic guit ar . ' - " ' , s. ' fi D JL X 1997 4 Monica may be young, but she knows I about attitude. She says she is confident, j intelligent, self- possessed and self- , assured. " Miss Thang " is her debut hit with Roud i r fa George Strait began recording hit songs 25 years ago. He ' s still at it. Every one of his more than 20 albums for MCA records went at least gold and his total sales are now about 30 million albums. His latest hit, " Blue Clear Sky, " is well on its way to rVtV VN X tl ' " V S ? e AA -v vc - ov- 9 , . =: as ! e SgS ir i. The Fugees hit the charts with their best-selling album " The Score. " Says a critic: " The Fugees sound, style, and spirit, without question, goes a long way to dispel the stereotypical approach to making modern urban Celine Dion had t impossible good fortu taking two movie son ' Beauty and the Beast " " Because You Loved M from Up Close Person jnd took them to the top the charts. The Canadian performer has a dynamic voice that raises even the most modest material to a higher level. Her latest elease, " Falling Into You ' A JLL Alanis Morissette has talent that seems to know no limit. Her debut album, " Jagged Little Pill, " at- tracted considerable attention thanks to the hit sin " You Oughta Know, " a fiery, graphic rant at a former boyfriend. Morissette delivers the deeply personal lyrics with dramatic voice and, dynamic rhyth Her music has been called invigorating and frighten- ing im o, lympic gold medal winner Michael Johnson has what track coaches call speed endurance- the ability to carry top speed. He proved he had endurance- plus. Johnson wan an unprecedented double win in the Summer Olym- pics in Atlanta. He won the 200 and 400 meter races. He was also the overwhelming favorite in the 100, but a case of food poisoning weak- ened him and he failed to qualify for the final. Spirit Hi io itf :of 199 the Spirit of j lof!997Inth J ;the .t was late in the third quarter when Desmond Howard of the Green Bay Packers returned his first kick off for a touchdown as a pro. And it was a whooper- a 99 yard return for the longest kick off return in Super Bowl history. The pakers went on to beat the New England Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI. 112 Magazine - Sports The seven mem bers of the U.S. Women ' s Gym- nastic team won the unlikeliest of the gold medals in the unlikeliest of fashions. Team mem- ber Kerri Strug made the clinching vault score on her first try. Not knowing this, she vaulted for a second time on a bad ankle, and became an Olympic heroine the instant she i fci VM B MMIk M landed. Her coach, Bela Karolyi, carried her to the stand to be awarded the medal. 7V 1 he New York Yankees brought a world championship back to the Bronx by edging the defending champion Atlanta Braves 3-2 in Game 6 of the World Series. This was the first championship for the Yankees since 1978, and their 23rd overall. f t! 1 Sports - Magazine 112 A f L In the spirit of... Colleges of... Agriculture Architecture Business Administration Education Engineering Fine Arts Forest Resources Health Human Performance Health Related Professions Journalism Communication Law Liberal Arts Sciences Medicine and Nurnsing Pharmacy Veterinary Medicine Academics Division o u R S P I R I T E D Great leaders are not born, they are made. Hailing from a strong background of educational leaders, University of Florida President John Vincent Lombardi believes " there is no job that in not worth doing well. " This advice from his mother along with the educational guidance of his father has helped make him the leader he is today. Perhaps this is why he has no definite plans for the future. He lives each day as if he would doing that job for the rest of his life. Lombardi knew at a young age that this job would take the form of teaching. Even a presi- dent of a major university, he still relies on his teaching skill daily. " I look at everything I do as both teaching and learning. Being President is the same as teaching, just with different sub- jects and places, " says Lombardi. Lombardi does not view his presidential position as an actual job. Why? " The University of Florida is one of the most exciting places to be in American higher education, " he says. " It ' s hard to find a university that has so much potential to grow and is already so good. " President Lombardi accredits much of the school ' s success to the extraordinary student body. " You ' re exciting, interesting, creative, and you raise the standard of achievement for everyone by your own expectations, energy, and enthusiasm, " he says. Part of this energy and enthusiasm is used not only in academics but also manifested in sports. The classic rivalry between the University of Florida and Florida State University has always been unique, and before he came here, Lombardi did not realize just how intense things can get. " It ' s a chance for institutions to connect and play on the same level. We have lots of rivalries in other areas with other universities, but sports and F.S.U. are sort of special, " he comments. L E A D E R Sports as well as concerts and student, alumni, or residence hall events fill up a typical weekend for.President and Mrs. Lombardi. On occasion Lombardi has had the opportunity to showcase his talent of playing the clarinet in the alumni band. When things finally wind down after Summer commencement the Lombardi ' s trade the college town atmosphere of Gainesville and head for the relaxing Florida coastline, rolling mountains of Colorado, of their hometown in Southern California. Southern California is the hot spot where Lombardi earned his bachelor ' s degree from Ponoma College and met his wife, Ca thryn. After his undergraduate years, Lombardi travelled clear across the country to Columbia University where he obtained master ' s and doctoral degrees. He has also attended la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and the University of California at Los Angeles. This historian has spent extensive time in Caracas, Venezuela conducting an interest in Lombardi. He says that if he could meet anyone in the world, living or deceased, he would choose Simon Bolivar, the liberator of several Latin American countries during this time period. Lombardi says he is more interested in meeting regular people because they are the ones that make things happen. When asked what advice he would give to students concerning how to make their college careers and beyond happen, he replied, " You don ' t need a lot of advice. You have to invent your own future. Commit yourselves, and be responsible for what you want to do. If it turns out that you are the world ' s greatest auto mechanic, you ought to be the world ' s greatest auto mechanic, enjoy it, and don ' t care about what anyone else thinks. " It ' s no wonder why staff, faculty, students, and the community of Gainesville, Florida think University of Florida President John Lombardi is a great and spirited leader. Jr resident IL omoarai 115 F OR 3 A SOAR) Steven J. Uhlfelder Tallahassee 1994-1997 Elizabeth G. Lindsa Sarasota 1992-1997 REGENT :S Jon C. Moyle West Palm Beach 1991-1996 James F. Heekin, Jr Orlando 1991-1996 Paul L. Cejas Miami 1994-1999 Audrea I. Anderson Ft. Myers 1993-1999 Frank T. Brogan ex officio Tallahassee 1995-1998 Dennis M. Ross Tampa 1994-1999 Gwendolyn F. McLin Okahumpka 1995-2000 Welcom H. Watson Ft. Lautlerdale 1993-2001 Cornelia Sha ' Ron James Tallahassee 1995-1996 Philip D. Lewis Riviera Beach 1996-2001 Julian Bennett, Jr. Panama City 1993-1999 C.B. Daniel, Jr. Gainesville 1995-2000 o O) = " O O O Veterinary Medicine This year the College of Veterinary Medicine moved into their new home. A state of the art facil- ity replaced the one used since the college ' s inception in 1976. The college focuses on the total health of all memebrs of the animal kingdom. More than 12,000 dogs and cats are treated annually along with a few unique creatures. Dr. James Thompson performs a check-up on a cat participating in his genetic studies of feline leukemia virus. Weston McDonell l TF veterinary LsLanesthesiologist Dr. Luisito Pablo and vet med student Jean Kluge monitor the condition of an 18 month-old cheetah named Miki just before total hip replacement surgery. A n endangered jfspanther under- goes surgery at UF ' s College of Veterinary Medicine. Kappel assist while oncology technician Sherry Geohegan performs chemotherapy on Brandy, a cocker spaniel owned by Larry Griffith. :aici edicine o O " o o 0) Located past the Linder tennis courts on the edge of campus, the College of Law is buzzing with activity. Founded in 1909, the college has previously called both Thomas and Bryan Halls home. Presently, it occupies Holland and Burton- Geer Halls. The faculty and facilities have earned national recog- nition and keep the UF College of Law in the top ten law schools nationwide and in the top three in the southeast. The students also maintain the academic integrity of the college. The UF law school has produced more American Bar Association presidents than any other law schools in the past two decades. As well, UF law school graduates make up more than 40% of the Florida Bar and Benches. Beyond Academics and research, members of the law school participate in many diverse organizations and service activities. The John Marshall Bar Association serves as a link between the administration and students, serving as the student government for the law school. JMBA hosts guest speakers, sponsors faculty- student mixers, provides an orientation program for freshmen law students, and coordinates bloc seating for the law school at football games. A related group, the student chapter of the American Bar Association, links students to the actual Bar and professionals. The UF chapter was recognized as the Best Chapter for 1995-96. The student ABA sponsors volunteer activities, such as Work-A-Day and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. VITA helps lower-income Gainesville residents, and assisted more than 500 people last year. UF ' s VITA program was awarded Best Continuing Site for 1995-96. There are also numerous student organizations within the college. Journals include: Journal of Law and Public Policy, Florida Journal of International Law, UMOJA Law Journal, Florida Law Review, and Journal of Technology Law and Policy. Specialty groups available are: Entertainment Arts and Sports Law Society, American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Health and Law Association, Moot Court, Internet and Computer Law Association, Criminology and Law Student Association, Environmental Law Society, Mediation and Nego- tiation Association, Association for Public Interest Law, Associa- tion of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Criminal Law Associa- tion. Also Providing support are the Law Association for Women, Outlaw, SALSA, Black Law Student Association, Law School Democrats, Law School Republicans, Federalist Society, ATLA, Phi Delta Phi, Council of Ten, and the Jewish Law Student Association. H -by Robbie Rieders 116 Law r Law 117 Medicine o O) J: " O O 0) In the Spring of 1992, the Health Science Center and the College of Medicine created a university-wide Brain Insti tute. The mission of the University of Florida Brain Institute is to provide " a research and clinical environment wherein a dedicated and evolving team of interdisciplinary researchers in the neurosciences will have the resources and freedom to effi- ciently and effectively focus their own creative energies, and their students, on the fundamentals and on the clinical and commercial applications of brain research. " (UFBI homepage- http: UFBI) Construction of the Brain Institute began on July 26, 1996 and is tentatively planned to end August 24, 1998, when occupancy of the facility will take place. Twelve general areas have been identified for the initial development within the UFBI: Neuro- Genetics, Virology Gene Deli very Knockout; Development Neuro-Biology Neuro-Oncology; Brain and Spinal Cord Trau- matic Injury, Stroke Epilepsy; Sensory Systems, Movement Control Parkinson ' s Disease; Neural Control of Immune, Endocrine Other Homeostatic Systems; Neural Signal Trandusction, Plasticity Memory Drug Discovery; Neuro- Toxicology, Substance Abuse Science Mental Illness; Com- putational Network Neuro-Science; Functional Neuro-Imag- ing Structural Neuro-Biology; and Neuro-Clinical Research Centers Center for Advanced Practical Neuroscience. The UFBI will consist of over 200 faculty from over 50 different departments, divisions, centers, and programs. The facility will bring in an annual total of $17 million in sponsored research, which will be used for individual laboratory, multi-laboratory, multi-departmental, and even multi-college projects. This money does not include the June 1992 $18 Million award granted by the Department of Defense and the $30 million commitment by the College of Medicine and Shands Hospital, which are both for Construction purposes. The UFBI is the newest expansion of the Health Science Center and the College of Medicine. In expand- ing the hope is to seek the brightest individuals to bring out cutting edge research information in the field of neurosciences. -by: Chocku Radhakrishnan Russ Lante ' I ' any Mannella, J. a physician assistant at UF ' s Student Health Care Center, checks Rachael Sounder for a possible wrist injury. 7 ) csearchers at the neiv Florida Center for J Psychophysiological Study of Emotion and Attention are working to better define the fundamental roots of emotional stimulus and response. The UF based center is one of three D r l s Rodrigne counsels patients at the new Family Psychology Clinic. Physical therapist Fawzi Buzaber mobilizes the shoulder of Gainesville resident James Brewton while Pat Orbin assists. behavioral science. Center Director Dr. ' ater Lang attaches monitoring devices to a olunteer ' s face prior to a research experiment, ictured also from the left are Drs. Margaret radley and Bruce Cuthbert. Russ Lante soici rll 1C I In- o 0) O) " o o CD Pharmacy She sits nervously at her desk, tapping her number two pencil back and forth while the scantrons are distributed. She has studied and prepared tor this early morning event. She did practice exams to ensure her success on this crucial test. The next four hours will determine what she does for the next four years of her life. She begins to feel the pressure, the tension builds, anxiety swells in her stomach. She takes a deep breath and remembers the advice she ' s been given a million times, " Take your time and do your best. " Cathy Fiola did her best and her ninety nine percentile perfor- mance on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) will help her gain admission into the College of Pharmacy ' s profes- sional program. All students who are accepted into the college must pass the PCAT and submit a lengthy application. Students like Cathy say it is well worth it. " Pharmacy is a good choice for someone looking for a career in the health field. UF has one of the top programs in the country, and there are many openings available like clinical internships and hands-on experience. " The College of Pharmacy offers undergraduates the opportu- nity to enter two programs leading to professional licensing: a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy and a three-year program for the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. In a recent survey, the Doctor of Pharmacy program was ranked among the top ten programs in the country. After completion of the program, there are many jobs students may pursue. Many people have the idea that a pharmacist is someone who works in a drug store like Eckerd ' s. That is true, but there are many related aspects as well explains Cathy. " A lot of jobs are avail- able working along side doctors and other health care profes- sionals in hospitals and clinical settings. There are countless opportunities to advance in the field. " i Rcutkc Akio gets some tips on using inhaled asthma medication from pharma- cist Ingrid Beirle.The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program recently a booklet to assist pharma- cists in counseling the more than 12 million asthma patient in the US. ion MI ; Lant Dr. Roger Clemmons works in his lab with components of the test kit he has developed to diagnose A1DS- like diseases in cats. ssistant professor of pharmaceutics, Dr. le Brazeau, checks the exercise progress of rats as they run on a specifically built treadmill. Brazeau is examining the rodents as part of a $1000,000 study to assess how physical exercise may affect metabolism of cocaine. Other project researchers include from left, Dr. William Millard, Dr. Guenther Hochaus, and Dr. Ian Tebbett. (below left) A tthe Univer- sity of Florida Pharmacy Dr. Jeffrey Hughes works on study looking at the effects of a drug on a certain group of patients. I a CD O) " o O Agriculture The College of Agriculture has the distinction of being the first school instigated at the University of Florida. Today, over 100 years later, the college continues its tradition of preparing students to face the changing demands for food, agricultural, and human resource development in the twenty-first century. The college offers eighteen majors, thirty-nine specializa- tions, and eleven minors. Each curriculum emphasizes leader- ship, communication, economics, science, technological knowl- edge and general education so students can learn in a technical and scientific world. One unique aspect of the college is the opportunity for under- graduates to pursue pre-professional degrees including the early dental admission program. This seven year program provides the dual acceptance into the College of Agriculture and dentistry. It helps motivated students complete a bachelor ' s degree and D.M.D. in a shorter time period than traditional programs. Along with these special programs the college is known for its financial assistance in helping students secure their goals. Each year the College of Agriculture and the School of Forest Re- sources and Conservation award scholarships to qualified un- dergraduates. More than $400,000 is given to deserving stu- dents. Almost 400 students receive awards ranging from $250 to $4,000 funded by the university, businesses in the industry, and private sources. Dr. Larry Connor, College of Agriculture dean, says that while qualifications for each scholarship may vary slightly, all are based on scholarship, leadership, extracurricular activities, and financial need. " Although each scholarship is unique, the standards set for recipients are tremendous and we hold great pride in these students, " Connor says. " They are the finest in the country. " I f I f , X zl ' ' r i r i i 1 i i r ' i RiC ! o O) " o O 0) Architecture Building Construction Long tedious hours are spent working end lessly in the design studios until the crack of dawn. The project is due first period, and there is no time to waste. Finally, it is com- plete, but there is still more work to be done. Another project is due tomorrow. Students in the College of Architecture are sacrificing now to enjoy the fruits of their labor in the future. Many call it ArchiTORTURE, " but students within the college say although it is tough, it can be done. Established as a school in 1925, the College of Architecture has grown to be one of the largest design, planning, and construction institutions in the country. The design studio mentioned above is recognized as a unique and unusually effective method of teaching. Even though stu- dents spend long hours there working on semes- ter assignments, this discipline encourages the important quality of self-criticism. The design studio is the primary focus of the curriculum because it allows the student to integrate all as- pects of architecture . The college of architecture is the first state university in Florida to require all students enter- ing the third year to purchase a computer. This requirement was implemented last year and is having a significant impact on how students learn in the classroom and preform in the real world. Even though this piece of technology is expen- sive, a computer is almost a necessity for and student. Senior architecture student, Jeremy Cox, feels computers are needed because they are seen as an investment in the future. " It ' s good because you are able to learn what you need to be out in the field. " Assistant Architecture Dean Tony Dasta says students have to keep up with what ' s going on in their profession. " In the next three years all architecture schools will require computers. Stu- dents need them to get their work done in the studio and then take them home to continue working and learning. " -by Allyson Beutke I9J Architecture BC 125 o CD " O O O Business Administration Accounting Leadership, organization, problem-solving and risk taking... all are skills associated with success in the Al Warrington College of Business Administration. Founded in 1926, the college has accommodated 26,000 students who have earned degrees in business or accounting. There are three undergraduate degree programs offered by the college. These include a Bachelor of Science in accounting; a Bachelor of Science in Business Admin- istration with a traditional major in computer and information sciences, economics, finance, insurance, management, market- ing, or real estate; and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminis- tration. The faculty includes six university appointed graduate re- search professors, four distinguished service professors and 16 named professorships. Their high standards of academic excel- lence abound in the walls of the well-known " business triangle " consisting of Matherly Hall, Bryan Hall, and the Business Build- ing. Here, students can be part of the live taping of core courses such as Macroeconomics 2013, but also have the opportunity to see the recorded version on campus television channel eight in the seclusion of their own rooms. Students in the College of Business Administration leave UF with knowledge to take them into fields such as accounting, auditing, management, human resources specialist, product manager, public relations manager, systems analyst, of financial analyst, to name a few. The Career Expo is one good place to get an idea of those companies who are searching for business students, but many students may get first hand experience and job opportunities by taking part in internships and study abroad programs throughout their undergraduate and graduate years. -buCarly Panchiira Ni ' ic students Bather around the information table to srt ' it ' liat ' ahead for them. 9f, k I ( WiU ' rtutuse LLP II 7 Tpper division LxlmeHtors pose at orientation before all the fun begins. Linda Olive and Johannna Friedlander pose at theCollege of Business Administration Orientation. NTW admittances to the College listen closely to the speaker at their orientation. Business 127 o CD CD " O O 0) Education Teaching is the profession that begins all others. Today it is more challenging than ever before. The teacher education programs at the university of Florida ' s College of Educa- tion are designed to meet these challenges. The college is in its eleventh year of implementing the PROTEACH (PROfessional TEACHer) preparation program. PROTEACH is an intensive five-year program designed to culminate in the Master of Educa- tion degree. The program incorporates increased course work outside the College of Education as well as expended founda- tional studies and clinical experiences. Third-year student Kelly Klinger says the PROTEACH program is preparing her to teach at the high school level. " IT ' s a one hundred percent job place- ment when I graduate. The program stresses classroom involve- ment, so I get the chance to intern in many classrooms and learn what really goes on in a classroom. " PROTEACH is one of the most comprehensive and effective teach programs in the coun- try. The college ranks among the top three best-known pre- service programs in the U.S.. During the 1996 legislative session the sum of $3,000,000 was appropriated to create the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers to provide scholarships for minority groups under-represented in the teaching workforce, dislocated military personnel and dislo- cated defense contractor employees regardless of race or ethnicity. The primary purpose of the program is to attract capable and promising minority students to pursue teaching careers in Florida public schools. The program is administratively housed at the University of Florida ' s College of Education. For the 1996 Fall term, 23 scholarships have been awarded at UF. Graduates will be required to teach for one year in Florida public schools for every year they receive the scholarship. For over 90 years the College of Education has been preparing men and women to enter the teaching profession. The University of Florida ' s teacher education programs graduate more than 300 students annually. Alumni include one national Teacher of the Year and numerous state Teacher of the Year award winners. -by Allyson Beutke C.A.T.S. (Committed t tj Achieving Through Science) is designed to assist students at Willist Elementary who are classified at-risk for success in school, this innovative program was designed to assist in the enhancement of acader Bright Futures is a unique tutoring program sponsored be the Gainesville Police Department, The Gainesville Housing Author- ity, the Corner Drug Store, the Alachua County Public Schools, and the College of Education, this collaborative effort pairs UF students majoring in elementary education with young people who live in five of Gainesville ' s public housing neighborhoods. The pairs meet twice a week for ten weeks. Tutors plan their instructional activities with mentors who are Alachua County teachers. About 130 tutors partici- pate in this program each semester. _ 1st in fe olve parents in the process during the tial stages of the project, assist in lucing suspension of students, and list in helping students to use means ler than fighting and demonstrating Dative behaviors when solving prob- ns. Fifty students in two groups of 25 irked with UF students from the College :e a week. The program included the velopment of science and math activi- as a motivational factor. o CD O) " O O D Engineering When a young child hears the word engineer, many :imes an image of a man in a pair of blue-stripped iveralls with a red bandanna tied around his neck and a cap planted firmly on his head comes to mind. Yes, there are engineers who drive trains, but there also engineers who are trained to deal with everything from chemistry to psychology, lipstick to styrofoam, and mathematics to speech. The college of Engineering is the largest professional school at the University of Florida and the oldest and largest in the state. It ranks 14th in the nation with more than $45 million spent annually on engineering research. Part of this research is conducted by the Engineering Research Center for Particle Science and Technology. Particle technology deals with the production, characterization, modification, han- dling, and utilization of organic and inorganic powders, both in dry and wet conditions. This is where the research on things from lipstick to styrofoam comes in. The Center ' s research efforts are focused on transporting and handling particles and educating students in their involvement with on-site research activities. The Center provides incentives to faculty and indus- try experts to develop computer assisted learning materials, multimedia presentations and textbooks. Six courses from the Center will be offered so students may earn a Particle Science and Technology minor. Scholarships for undergraduates are also available to encourage participation in research programs offered bv the Center. New discoveries made at the Center will j be shared with other state, national and international academic and research institutions, but UF ' s College of Engineering is where it all began. -B i Alii son Bcntkc ENGINE Iff -THIS PROPERTY ' IS H DtSIGNWEO INSTRUCTION SITt INYQNE TRESPASSING ON THIS PROPERTY UPON CONVICTION SHML BE OUIY . OF k mm ' Engineering 131 Fine Arts o CD O " O O o The departments of Art, The atre, and Music combined to form the College of Fine Arts after the division of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1975. The College maintains the New World School of Arts in Miami, the Center for Latin American and Tropical Arts, the Center for the Arts and Public Policy, the University Galleries, and the Center for the Performing Arts. In addition, the Fine Arts College Coun- cil, a students representative body, promotes and funds projects and scholarships that are of value to all students, organizations, and club within the college. Undergraduate majors study to- wards the Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, creative photogra- phy, and visual arts. Likewise, stu- dents can earn a Bachelor of Arts in art history and general visual arts studies. The highly selective Bach- elor of Arts in Art Education is an- other option. Areas of specialization for the BFA are performance: acting, music, the- atre, or dance; and production: cos- tume, lighting, or scene design. Also, the department offers the B. A. with a major in theatre. The Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and Bach- elor of Arts degrees are offered within the department. Within the College, international study and exchange is encouraged. For example, the Uni- versity Choir and Chamber Singers used the 1996 Spring Break to per- form a concert tour in a number of cathedrals in France. Also, during the 1996 summer semester, the depart- ment developed a program whereby UF students and faculty spent six weeks studying and performing in Italy. In exchange, UF hosted eleven students and four faculty members from the Conservatory di Musica " A Steffani " in Castlefranco Italy during the month of October. The visiting students and faculty participated in master classes, studio lessons, coach- ing sessions, special programs, and concerts, while also performing with the music department ensembles. This exchange program is just one of the many designed to enhance the College ' s and UF ' s curriculum. -By Shirley Nail l o o u CD QJ rZ H Forest Resources and Conservation The School of Forest Resources and Conservation offers Florida ' s only nationally ac- credited, four year program for for- estry education. It is an academic unit of the Institute of Food and Agricul- tural Sciences and the College of Ag- riculture. Established in 1937, the School joined the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in 1959 and is engaged in instruction, research and extension programs related to forest and natural resource management and conservation. The School ' s mission is to develop, communicate and apply knowledge for management and conservation of forest resources in an economically, ecologically, and socially sustainable manner. Austin Cary Memorial Forest, lo- cated 12 miles northeast of Gaines- ville, is an 2, 043 piece of land owned by the school. It and other public and private properties nearby are used in field laboratories for teaching, re- search, and demonstration. Accred i ted by the Society of Ameri- can Foresters, the School affords un- dergraduates a major in Forest Re- sources and Conservation leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Special- izations are available depending on students ' interests. The School also offers a Natural Resource Conserva- tion major offered jointly with the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. Because of the faculty ' s reputation for quality research programs, the School ' s graduate enrollment has in- creased substantially in recent years. New programs in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, Agroforestry, and the GIS GPS laboratory facili- ties also have contributed to the School ' s enrollment- as well as the degree of diversity of its graduate students. Graduates of the School of Forest Resources and Conservation work in public lands such as national, state and municipal forests; on private lands of individuals and forest prod- uct companies; in urban and commu- nity forests, and in other forests around the world, protecting, pro- viding and educating. -In Alli foii Hcittkc o OJ o u QJ H Health and Human Performance A tlmost every student who at ends the University of Florida akes an elective class within the College of Health and Human Performance. These classes include weight lifting, life guarding, aerobics, and karate. However, this school has a lot more to offer than there filler electives. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science offers opportunities for students interested in physical activ- ity for people of all ages and abilities. The program explores the immediate and long lasting effects of exercise, the learning of physical skills and analysis of movement, and the psy- chological, social, historical and managerial aspects of sport. Students select options in teaching, sports management, exercise science gradu- ate preparation and athletic training. Health Science Education is another field students may enter. Health edu- cators provide the information nec- essary to make informed decisions concerning lifestyles and personal health behavior. Programs include school health, public health, worksite health promotion, research and evalu- ation, and health behavior. Leisure activities and the role they play in society are part of the depart- ment of Recreation, Parks and Tour- ism. The promotion of tourism and leisure are major factors influencing the quality of life and economic de- velopment in Florida. Programs in- clude therapeutic recreation, public recreation, tourism and commercial recreation, outdoor and natural re- source recreation, special event plan- ning and management, recreational opportunities for elderly and leisure activity education and promotion. Fourth year student Allison Painter says the Recreation, Parks and Tour- ism major gives her the opportunity to work with kids in a less structured environment than the classroom. " I hope to one day be the director for the YMCA Girls ' Club, " she says. " I like working with kids in a more relaxed Setting. " -hi Alh fon Hcittkc FLO PI DA mi Fill ill! Ill mil rm LJLJD Health Professions o bJD T 1 o u 0) H Health care is an issue that is n everyone ' s minds these ays. Every time we read the newspaper or turn on the television, a new survey, study, or some other form of research related to health appears. People are wanting to learn more about themselves and discover the important role good health plays in their lives. Students in the College of Health Professions are learning a lot too. They are acquiring knowledge and skills that weren ' t necessary for success even five years ago. So many things are happening in the health world and students at the University of Florida are at the center of it all. The College was founded in 1958, and was the first college of its kind to be located within a health center. Stu- dents are trained to work in settings ranging the entire continuum of care, from acute and subacute to outpa- tient and home health. In order to meet the students ' professional needs, the college has affiliations with Shands Hospital, Alachua General, the VA Medical Center, and other community health care centers. Second year student Armenthis Lester hopes to get into the occupa- tional therapy program, but it is a very competitive process. " OT is very challenging because there is the lin- gering thought that only 60 people out of the two or three hundred who apply will be accepted every year. " I ' m in constant competition with my classmates and myself. " Volunteer hours and a high GPA are two impor- tant factors students must consider for admission. Once students are in the various programs offered by the college, they get hands on experience and learn what is expected of them once they graduate and are working in the real World. -byAllyson Beutke o o T T i i I ' 139 Health Professions r 0 W) OJ U 0) h Journalism The College of Journalism and Communi cations consists of four departments: jour nalism, advertising, public relations, and telecommunications. The majors within the de- partments are limited-access. Students seeking admission to one of the majors need at least a 3.0 GPA. The " ] " School as it ' s affectionately known, is situated in Weimer Hall in name of the man who founded the program, Rae O. Weimer. He used experience from his many years as editor of a New York newspaper to teach the first UF jour- nalism courses. Weimer Hall is home of B-side, which is a radio program produced by telecom- munications students, focusing on issues con- cerning the African American community. B- side, the flip side of an issue, consists of two features, a guest commentary, a book review, a health segment called Heartbeat and Commu- nity Connections. " B-side is just a complete picture, " said Cymonda Scrubbs, former pro- ducer of the show. " You get a full dosage when you listen to B-side. " Breast cancer and domes- tic violence are just a few of the topics the program has aired. The show airs Sundays at 7 p.m. on Rock 104 and again at 10 a.m. on AM 850. In between news listeners hear jazz, reggae, old blues, R B, and hip-hop. B-side ' s staff consists of 15 student reporters and 12 students for technical support. Bob Clark, general manager of WRUF said he came up with the idea of the show while listening to various programs realizing their were non dealing with African American issues. " The duty of every station is to serve the community. There was no outlet in Gainesville for issues concerning this Community. " -by Teneshia Ashley Liberal Arts and Sciences Did you ever wonder what exactly is in Turlington Hall? Well, besides being labeled as the most contusing building on campus, it is also the home to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Every O J entering freshman is classified in this college until they are accepted into the one of their choice major. The CLAS has over 18,000 students of its own. The college is as diverse as those who are under its umbrella which serves as a solid base for education, both academically and culturally. " The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences enables students to exercise a wide variety of interests academi- cally because of unique classes ranging from the Holo- caust to mythology, " history senior Eric Linders said. With the exposure to a myriad of majors, it is almost impossible to become bored within the college. The departments offer much more than just an academic background for those who want more from their educa- tion. Other than learning about reading, writing and ' rithmetic, professors seek to help students think cre- atively, independently, and critically to adequately pre- pare them for the outside world. Numerous careers nowadays like to see a background that provides exposure to different ideas and experi- ences for the future. Courses which are offered through CLAS give students the chance to broaden their horizons presently and for the future. Many students realize this and take advantage of all the college has to offer. Although the choices seem a bit overwhelming, find- ing a place within this college is certainly a challenge, but something that is rewarding once it os clone. Just think, once you find that area you love Turlington becomes a lot less Complicated. -byVannefiaMaldonada Jewish Studies Political Science Linguistics African Studies Computer Information Sciences Women ' s Studies Astronomy Philosophy Psychology Mythology History English Religion Geography Geology German Natural Resources Environment o CD CD " O O O Founded in January 1995 and headed by Interim Dean, Dr. Stephen Humphrey, the Col- lege of Natural Resources and Envi- ronment (CRNE) is the newest of UF ' s colleges. The college is the first founded at UF since 1978, and ex- pects to have twenty graduates by Spring 1997. The college offers a baccalaueate degree in environmen- tal science, with a Bachelor of Science tracks in environmental science and natural resource management, a Bachelor of Arts track in environ- mental policy, as well as two minors. The mission of the college is to enable students to understand the interaction of natural systems and society and to develop the intellec- tual capacity to address the environ- mental and natural resource issues facing Florida, the nation, and the world. The college curriculum is a comt! nation of 140 courses from 34 depau ments, chosen and designed by til college ' s 230 affiliate faculty. Studeril from the college have a broad ran;| of possibilities for employment anc wide base of knowledge on environ mental issues. Students initially talJ classes in biology, physics, chemiij try, policy, economics, statistics at mathematics; they can then speciei ize in a variety of subjects includinj geology, law, public administratiotj agriculture, and social science. Wruij completed, students are well pr pared for environmental careers ai many pursue employment with no profit environment groups, in scienc government, consulting, researc and law. By Collum Huntl . .. ttftte B b B M B 144CNRF Ibvf Wilder illyt Natural Resources Environment 144 A Natural Resources Environment o O J: " O O Founded in January 1995 and headed by Interim Dean, Dr. Stephen Humphrey, the Col- lege of Natural Resources and Envi- ronment (CRNE) is the newest of U F ' s colleges. The college is the first founded at UF since 1978, and ex- pects to have twenty graduates by Spring 1997. The college offers a baccalaueate degree in environmen- tal science, with a Bachelor of Science tracks in environmental science and natural resource management, a Bachelor of Arts track in environ- mental policy, as well as two minors. The mission of the college is to enable students to understand the interaction of natural systems and society and to develop the intellec- tual capacity to address the environ- mental and natural resource issues facing Florida, the nation, and the world. The college curriculum is a comb nation of 140 courses from 34 depar ments, chosen and designed by th college ' s 230 affiliate faculty. Student from the college have a broad rang of possibilities for employment and ' wide base of knowledge on enviror mental issues. Students initially tak classes in biology, physics, chemie try, policy, economics, statistics an mathematics; they can then specia ize in a variety of subjects includin geology, law, public administrator agriculture, and social science. 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Whether in the O ' Dome shooting hoops, scoring goals, or landing a perfect 10 on beam, gators have al- ways strived for perfection and displayed Gator spirit both on and off the playing field. Jason Parkhurst Sftotta. 23J 232 233 Gallery of Gators 235 Photo at right: Catching the ball, Anthone Lott tries to out wit the FSU defense. Photo below : Running past the oppositiong with ease, Terry Jackson flies towards the endzone. Photo at bottom: During the third quarter, a wall of Gators push through the FSU defense and sack the quarterback. All photos by Allison Waters Photo at top: Head football coach Steve Spurrier watches Danny Wuerffel and Brian Shottenheimer warm-up during drills before the Sugar Bowl. Photo above: Danny Wuerffel practices before the 1st quar- ter of the Sugar Bowl rematch with Florida State. The Gators met the Seminoles for the second time during the 1996 season. After a 11-1 record and winning the SEC Championship inAtlanta, the Gators were placed back into National Cham- pionship contention after Nebraska suffered a loss to Texas Tech in their conference champion- ship. Reunited in New Orleans, where the Gators suffered a humiliating loss to Florida State two years earlier, the Gators were now fighting for the National Championship in the Sugar Bowl and for bragging rights over the Seminoles. After Ohio State ' s loss in the Rose Bowl the previous day, the Gators now could become the Champions for the 1996 season if they could cleanly beat FSU. The Gators now had to focus past the disap- pointing loss they received Thanksgiving week- end. The Gators rallied to beat FSU 52-20, on January 2nd, and earned the right to be called the National Champions in football for the first at right: The Gator offense huddles up before the [Opening drive of the second quarter. 237 23% oven 240 Seveet It at wen 24? The Heisman Trophy is one of the most prestigious athletic awards given to the best college football players- and who better to receive it for the 1996 season than UF ' s own starting Quarterback Danny Wuerffel. On Saturday December 14, 1996, Danny Wuerffel became the 62nd winner of the Heisman Tropy. Wuerffel passed for 3,625 yards and 39 touchdowns in the ' 96 season, leading the Gators to an 11-1 record and a chance to claim the national championship in the Sugar Bowl on Jan 2. In his college career, Wuerffel has thrown for 114 touch- downs, second in NCAA history, and has the highest career passing efficiency. Wuerffel is, however, not the first UF player to receive the outstanding Heisman award. Steve Spurrier, a former UF quarterback and currently Wuerffel ' s coach, received the honor thirty years ago in 1966, beating Purdue ' s Bob Griese. Wuerffel received 1 ,363 total points, with 300 first-place votes from the 920 Heisman voters and 1 89 more total points than the runnner-up Troy Davis. Undoubtedly an unselfish player, Wuerffel accepted th . trophy as a team player. " I accept this award with my team mates, " Wuerffel said. " If you guys are watching, I want yoi to have a sense of acclompishment because this is just as mud you as it is me. I hope you ' re proud because I ' m proud of yoi guys. " Wuerffel ' s teammates were proud that their quarterbacl received the Heisman award over everyone else in the nation Offensive linesman Donnie Young proudly claimed: " He " : the best athelete in the nation and here I am blocking for him I ' m fortunate for that. Itfeels great. I ' m honored that he won. ' The Heisman trophy will stand on Wuerffel ' s shelf next tc. his numerous other trophies, as he accepted the Dradd} Trophy and Honda Academic Award for his academic suc- cess, the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and the O ' Brierii Award as the nation ' s best quarterback, and the Maxwel Award for being college football ' s Player of the Year. Danny Wuerffel, one of the nation ' s greatest college ath ! letes, will always be remembered by his great success here a the University of Florida. However his bright future may leao him, he will always be considered a true Gator. Bv Chocku Radhakrishnan Photo at left: Wuerffel counts for the snap as his offensive line prepares to prevent a blitz. Photo at far left: Wuerffel scopes the field for an open receiver. Photo at bottom left: Wuerffel has plenty of room to decide his next move. Photo at far bottom left: Wuerffel goes over the upcoming play with his team. Photo below: Wuerffel beside his coach, Steve Spurrier, who reminds the rest of his team that they ' re num- ber one. tft o " Zll -, One week after losing to the Seminoles, the " Year of the Gator " appeared to be a wash. But miracles do happen and after Ohio State and Nebraska were upset, all the Gators (11-1) had to do was defeat No. 15 Alabama at the SEC championship game in Atlanta to earn another shot at the National Title. In front of 74, 132 fans at the Georgia Dome, the Crimson Tide hung tight with the Gators in a high-scoring game, closing the Gator lead to 31-28 after a 94-yard TD reception. But Danny Wuerffel killed any thoughts of an Alabama comeback tossing an 85-yard bomb to Jacquez Green. Wuerffel went 20-35 for 401 yar ds and six touchdowns on the day, leading the Gators to a 45-20 victory and a fourth consecutive league championship. Reidel Anthony had 171 receiving yards and scored three touchdowns on the day. Green had 106 receiving yards. By Josh Poltilove Photo above left: Quarterback Danny Wuerffel looks to hand it off to his running back. Photo above right: Wide reciever Reidel Anthony recieves a pass from Weurfel and runs it in for a touchdown. Photo at left: Tailback Elijah Williams tries to break through Alabama ' s defense. Photo at far left: The Gator defensive line attempts to block a pass by Alabama Quaterback Kitchens. Photo at far above left: The 1996 SEC Champs celebrate their victory over Alabama. ALABAMA FLORIDA First downs 13 22 Rushed-yards 27-27 37-69 Passing yards 269 401 Sacked-yards lost 5-31 4-17 Return yards 22 12 Passes 20-46-1 20-35-2 Punts 8-408 4-370 Fumbles-lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-yards 7-45 14-95 Time of possession 30 12 2948 Sports 245 , v tf ) Photo at far top: Tailback Fred Taylor rushes around Florida State ' s defense. Photo at far top center: Gator defensive line vs. Seminole Offensive line. Photo above: Kicker bart Edmiston at- tempts a field goal. Photo at right: Tim Beauchamp and Mike Peterson, of the Gator defense, bring down a Seminole running back. Photo at far right: Quarterback Wuerffel takes a look at ' Noles defense before he hikes the ball. The long awaited battle between 1 Florida and 2 Florida State occured on Novemeber 30th in front of a record crowd at Doak Campbell Stadium. Things did not go as planned for the Gators, as they fell 24-21. Down 17-0 early, the Gators did manage to come back and keep the game close. But while Danny Wuerffel threw for 362 yards and looked impressive, he was hurried nearly every play and was never able to take complete control of the game. Bart Edmiston missed two potentially game-tying field goals and a go-ahead touchdown was negated. The prime reason for the ' Moles victory was Senior Warrick Dunn, who rushed for a career-best 185 yards. By Josh Poltilove FLORIDA FLORIDA ST First downs 23 15 Rushed-yards 28-81 35-183 Passing yards 362 134 Sacked-yards lost 6-34 0-0 Return yards 25 36 Passes 23-48-3 13-33-0 Punts 6-293 9-473 Fumbles-lost 0-0 1-1 State 24 Penalties-yards 7-80 12-143 Time of possession 30 47 2913 Sports 247 Photo at right: Tailback Fred Taylor tries to shrug away from his defender. Photo at below left: Defensive Tackle Mike Moten helps get the crowd into the game. Photo at below right: Wide Receiver Tyrone Baker streches out as he leaps to catch Wuerffel ' s pass. aters Soundly defeating South Carolina 52-25 in front of 85, 701 fans at Florida Field, the Gators completed yet another perfect home season. The victory, which made Steve Spurrier the winningest coach in school history, was the 71st victory in his career. Though Florida trailed for a second consecutive week after a seven-yard run by South Carolina ' s Anthony Wright, the Gators scored on their next three possessions to put the game out of reach. Danny Wuerffel had one of the worst games in his stellar college career, tossing 11 of 34 passes for completions. He threw two touchdowns but allowed two interceptions on the day. Junior Fred Taylor, who made his first start of the season, had 21 carries for 139 yards and 1 TD. By Josh Poltilove SOUTH CAROLINA FLORIDA First downs 21 22 Rushed-yards 46-167 35-204 Passing yards 152 290 Sacked-yards lost 4-25 2-13 Return yards 108 78 Passes 9-26-0 11-34-2 Punts 9-331 3-437 Fumbles-lost 2-1 1-0 Penalties-yards 8-69 14-144 Time of possession 3604 2356 52 25 Photo at left: Head Coach Steve Spurrier congratu- lates one his players on a job well done. Photo at below right: Kicker Matt Teague starts the quarter by kicking it off to the Commodores. Photo at below left: Wide Receiver Ike Milliard runs through Vanderbilt ' s defense after receiving one of Wuerffel ' s passes. FLORIDA VANDEftBILT First downs 19 flushed-yards 37-105 Passing yards 283 Sacked-yards lost 5-33 Return yards 57 Passes 18-29-1 Punts 5-38.2 Fumbles-lost 1-1 Penalties-yards 17-147 Time of possession 30:13 16 36-122 113 2-12 58 10-27-0 4-34.8 5-2 6-35 29:47 The first real challenge of the season for the Gators came in Nashville, as Florida struggled to defeat unranked Vanderbilt 28-21. Though the Gators eased into halftime with a comfortable 21-3 lead, Vanderbilt closed the gap in the second half with superb defensive play. A 31-yard fumble return by Jaime Duncan and a 34- yard run by Jason Dunnovant pulled the Commodores within seven points. Vanderbilt had two fourth quarter chances to even the score, but was unable to produce. Danny Wuerffel threw 4 TD ' s and went 18-29 for 283 yards on the day. With the victory, the Gators clinched the SEC Eastern division title. By Josh Poltilove 2Z 2? Sports 249 Photo Above: The Gator Defe sive Line patiently waiting tear apart the Bulldog offens Photo at left: Quarterbai Danny Wuerffel spots an opt I man down the field and quickl , passes the ball. Photo at top right: Cornerbai Shea Showers prevents a Geo gia runningback from rushii through Gator territory. Photo at far right: Wide Receiv Reidel Anthony celebrates aft scoring a touchdown. . Photo at below right: Mil Peterson and Mike Harris tan down a Bulldog. The Gators amassed 528 total yards and squashed Georgia 47-7 in front of 84, 103 fans at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Danny Wuerffel went 16-23 for 279 yards and 4 TD ' s, becoming the University of Florida ' s all-time leading passer. He also zipped by former Gator Shane Matthews for second place on the SEC ' s all-time passing yardage list. Though Florida didn ' t score on its first posession of the game for the first time all season, they scored on their second, third, fourth, and fifth posessions. Despite playing without five defensive starters, the Gator defense allowed just one touchdown and 272 total yards. Reidel Anthony led the team with seven receptions for 98 receiving yards. Elijah Williams had 94 rushing yards, helping the Gators get their seventh straight victory versus Georgia. By Josh Poltilove GEORGIA RORIDA First downs 18 28 Rushed-yards 42-166 34-209 Passing yards 106 319 Sacked-yards lost 2-8 4-26 Return yards 1 39 Passes 10-22-1 19-26-1 Punts 4-385 1-350 Fumbles-lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties-yards 5-36 11-88 Time of possession 2927 3033 Sports 251 Photo above: Wide Receiver Ike Milliard after making a spectacular catch. Photo at right: Wuerffel goes over the upcom- ing play with his offense. Photo at far right: Quarterback Danny Wuerffel makes eye contact with one of his receivers as he prepares for the snap. Photo below: An enthusiastic Gator fan views the Scoreboard during the halftime show. Photo at below right: Defensive Tackle Ed Chester prevents a Tiger from getting the first down. hotos by: Allison Waters Auburn Quarterback Demeyune Craig ' s mouth was shut early and often as the Gators trounced the No. 16 Tigers 51-10. Holding Auburn to a mere 40 yards in the second half and just 173 total yards, Stoop ' s Troops sacked Craig seven times before 85, 697 fans at Florida Field. The Gators gained 625 yards of total offense, the most ever against an Auburn team, and Danny Wuerffel completed 17 of 30 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns. Ike Milliard caught six passes for 1 56 yards, and Elijah Williams and Fred Taylor had repeat 100 yard rushing performances. AUBURN FLORIDA First downs 15 32 Rushed-yards 39-91 47-279 Pissing yards 82 346 Sacked-yards lost 2-11 7-46 Return yards 23 Passes 7-29-2 17-32-1 Punts 7-44.1 - 2-53.0 Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-2 Penalties-yards 6-43 2-92 By Josh Poltilove Time of possession 2939 30:21 W Sports 253 Photo left: The Gator Defense harshly denies access to the Tigers into Gator territory. Photo at far right top: Mr. Two Bits rallies the fans at Florida Field. Photo at far right center: Punter Robby Stevenson kicks one of his few punts of the season. Photo at far below left: Danny Wuerffel launches one in the air to one of his receivers. Photo at far below right: Two Stu- dents showing their avid support for their Gator Football Team. Photo below: Tailback Elijah Will- iams breaks through the Tigers de- fense and finds an open field to run in. l ' hotos by: Allison Waters The Gators proved to all they were the top-ranked team in the nation y demolishing 12 Louisiana State 56-13 at homecoming. Rushing for 08 yards while holding LSU to a season low 28 yards, the Gators werwhelmed LSU on both sides of the ball. In perhaps their most dominating performance since Steve Spurrier ame to Gainesville, the Gators had 36 first downs and 635 yards of total ffense on the day. Danny Wuerffel threw for 277 yards and three ouchdown passes. Tailbacks Fred Taylor and Elijah Williams both rushed for over 100 r ards. Wide Receivers Reidel Anthony and Ike Milliard had 100-yard eceiving games. By Josh Poltilove . State 13 LSU First downs 15 Rushed-yrds 33-28 Passing yirds 275 Sicked-yards lost 7-36 Return yards 30 Pissts 17-30-1 Punts 6-40.5 Fumbles-lost 3-1 Penalties-yards 13-87 Time of possession 2824 FLORIDA 36 52-308 327 1-10 37 19-28-1 2-403 1-0 4-39 3136 Sports 255 Danny Wuerffel passed for a record 462 yards and four touchdowns as the Gators throttled Arkansas 42-7 in Fayetteville. Though the Gators had a mere 14-7 lead at halftime, they exploded in the second half, scoring 28 points and holding Arkansas scoreless. During a five-minute span in the third, Reidel Anthony had two TD receptions, the first for 23 yards and the second for six. Anthony ended the game with three touchdown receptions for 189 yards. Ike Milliard had five catches totalling 108 yards. During the game, Wuerfell threw his 89th career touchdown pass, 3rd most in NCAA history. By Josh Poltilove Photo at far top: The Gator sideline waits in anticipation. Photo above: Wuerffel prepares for the snap. Photo at far above left: Wuerffel decides which player to pass to. Photo at above left: Tailback Fred Taylor brings the ball downfleld for the Gators. FLORIDA ARKANSAS First downs 22 3 Rushed-yards 29-87 50-127 Passing yards 462 131 Sacked-yards lost 1-4 3-18 Return yards 32 36 Passes 23-40-1 9-19-0 Punts 4-433 9-411 Fumbles-lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-yards 6-60 8-63 Time of possession 2532 3428 42 s which Photo at far top: The Gator coaches analyze the game from the sideline. 1 Photo above: Quarterback Brian Shottenheimer steps in for Wuerffel. Photo at far above right: Receiver Ike Milliard soars high above the rest to receive the pass. Photo at above right: Jacquez Green on his way to a touchdown, after receiving a punt. KENTUCKY FLORIDA First downs 27 Rushed-yards 35-24 29-146 Passing yards 43 343 Sacked-yardslost 4-35 1-4 Return yards 95 303 Passes 9-23-1 28-43-2 Punts 13-41 5 1-320 In week 4, Florida made mince meat out of unranked Kentucky. Dominating the Wildcats in every facet of the game, the top-ranked Gators blasted Kentucky 65-0, holding the Wildcats to 67 total yards, the lowest total ever by an in- conference opponent. Though Wuerffel threw 21-31 for 279 yards and three TD ' s on the day, his school record of 121 straight passes without an interception was finally broken by UK ' s Kiyo Wilson. Sophomore wide receiver Jacquez Green returned back-to- back punts for touchdowns, setting a UF record. The slaughter was the biggest SEC shutout win in school history. By Josh Poltilove Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-yards 7-65 7-82 Time of possession 32 23 2737 65 Sports 257 Photo above: Rain or shine, home or away, Gator fans are always there when the players really need them. Photo at right: Linebacker Jevon Kearse ponders on what the out- come of the game will be. Photo at far right: Quarterback Danny Wuerffel calls out the up- coming play to his teammates. Photo at above right: Defensive Tackle Ed Chester celebrates with a Gator clap after sacking Tennessee Quarterback Peyton Manning. Photo at above far right: Head Coach Steve Spurrier and back-up QB Shottenheimer get ready to call in the next play to Wuerffel. When 4 Florida entered rainy Neyland Stadium to battle 2 tennessee, most expected to see the game of the year. Unfortunately for the 107, 608 Volunteer fans in attendance, the 35-29 final score was indica- tive of the way the game was actually played. After an early 80 yard Gator drive, fans in atten- dance were quickly silenced, danny Wuerffel went on to throw four first half TD passes and the Gators led at halftime 35-0. Though Volunteer QB Peyton Manning appeared impressive at times and the gap was cut considerably in the second half, the blitzing Gator defense scored 21 points on four interceptions and two Tennessee fumbles to hold the Vols in check. Florida ate up the clock most of the fourth quarter, killing Tennessee ' s chances for a comeback. Due to this victory and Arizona State ' s upset over then top-ranked Nebraska, the Gators leaped to 1 in both major polls. By Josh Poltilove Sports 259 All Photos by: Jason Parkhurst Photo above: Quarterback Doug Johnson throws one for a first down. Photo far top left: The Gator Punt Blocking Unit comes very close to blocking Georgia Southern ' s punt. Photo at above left: The Gator Defense scores a touchdown with ease. Scoring on their first four posessions against Division 1-AA Georgia Southern, Florida ' s high-powered offense amassed 658 total yards on the day, the third most in school history. Danny Wuerffel continued his dominating performance through- out the game, tossing his first eleven passes for completions. Throwing 15-16 for 267 yards and two touchdowns on the day, he helped the Gators score on their first four posessions. The Gator defense scored its fifth touchdown of the season in the 62-14 blowout. By Josh Poltilove GEOS First downs 22 Rushed-yards 65-3)1 Passing yards 60 Sacked-yards lost 2-9 Return yards 161 Passes 7-10-0 Punts 7-369 Fumbles-lost 3-2 Penalties-yards 5-30 Time of possession 37 36 FLA 29 33-264 394 3-24 105 23-28-0 1-580 0-0 7-59 2224 62 otos by: Jason Parkhurst Photo above: Danny Wuerffel launches a long bomb down field. Photo far top right: Jacquez Green runs a punt kick back to give the Gators good field position. Photo above right: Tailback Terry Jackson inches his way to the endzone. SWIA FLA First downs 13 27 Rushed-yards 36-48 33-139 Passing yards 213 325 Sacked-yards lost 5-51 2-22 Return yards 59 122 Passes 11-25-4 22-47-2 Punts 7-367 2-190 Fumbles-lost 3-2 2-2 Penalties-yards 9-86 15-117 Time of possession 31 26 2834 Following 1996 ' s Fiesta Bowl drubbing and the unexpected transfers of talented backup Quarterbacks Eric Kresser and Bobby Sabelhaus, prospects for an outstanding 1996-1997 Gator football season looked dim. But when the fourth-ranked Gators started their season throttling Southwestern Louisiana 55-21 in front of 85, 075 fans at " The Swamp, " things appeared to be back on track. Though the fourth-ranked Gator offense gained 464 total yards and Danny Wuerffel went 15-28 for 244 yards and a TD, Bob Stoops ' Troops stole the show. Forcing six turnovers, scoring four TD ' s and accumu- lating five sacks, the Gator defense held the Ra gin ' Cajuns to a mere 261 yards. Defensive back Fred Weary returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns. By Josh Poltilove ?fontcta 55 Sotttfave tew, 2? Sports 261 Sports 262 1996 Gator Football Team: Front row- Shawn Nunn, Matt league, Tremayne Allen, Demetric Jackson, Donnie Young, LI] Dwayne Mobley ; Second row- Equipment Manager Tin Sain, Team Physician Dr. Guy Nicolette, Athletic Trainer Mike Wa .| Tim Beauchamp, Mike Peterson, David Nabavi, Jason Dean, Jevon Kearse, Travis McGriff, McDonald Ferguson; Third rov| Eugene McCaslin, Zach Piller, Erron Kinney; Fourth row- Jaime Richardson, Teako Brown, Demetrius Lewis, Thomas He Jon Xynidis, Ryan Kalich, Ernie Dubose, Deac Story, Ed Chester, Scott Bryan, Buck Gurley; Fifth row- Dock Pollard, DJ Billy Young, Pat Browning, Cooper Carlisle, Corey Yarbrough, Zuri Buchanan, Daymon Carroll, Noah Brindise, Ernie Ba Chris Patrick, Cedric Warren, Ian Skinner, Alex Willis, Teddy Sims, Dwight Edge, Doug Johnson, Zac Zedalis, Willie C( ' j Jaime Speronis, Ray Stephens, Carl Franks, Barry Wilson, Rod Broadway, Bob Sanders, Lawson Holland, Bob Stoops, Jj e ' right, James Bates, Head Coach Steve Spurrier, Danny Weurffel, Shea Showers, Jeff Mitchell, Cameron Davis, Anthone Lott, Jerome Evans, tllmiston, Elijah Williams, Jacquez Green, Reidel Anthony, Ike Milliard, Wyley Ritch, Willie Rodgers, Fred Weary, Johnny Rutledge, Fred Taylor, 1 5 ottenheimer, Terry Jackson, Taras Ross, Xavier McCray, Dvvayne Thomas, Mo Collins, Ronnie Battle, Mike Harris, Tony George, Nafis Karim, l )by Stevenson, Michael Younkin, Cheston Blackshear, Fred Hagberg, Reggie McGrew, Mike Moten, Keith Council, Tyrone Baker, Keith Kelsey, 1 1., Alonza Pendergrass, Rod Frazier, Jason Perry, Nick Schiralli, Jayme Campbell, Craig Dudley, Reggie Davis, Collins Cooper, Andy Staples, o Graddy ; Sixth row- Team Physician Dr. Richard Shaara, Head Team Physician Dr. Peter Indelicate, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Health t c yiony Mitchell, Derrick Chambers; Seventh row (Assistant Coaches)- Rob Glass, Dave Houts, Aubrey Hill, Dwayne Dixon, Steve Spurrier, Jr., ' v in Jerry Schmidt, Pat Moorer. GATOR Photo by: Chocku Radhakrishnan Photo above: Midfielder Allison Benoit brings the ball downfield. Photo at above right: Forward Danielle Fotopoulos cuts around her defender with the ball and starts to make a fast break towards the goal. Photo at right: Head Coach Becky Burleigh (SEC Coach of the Year) discusses strategy with the assistant coaches and trainers. Photo at far above right: Defender Erin Baxter intimidates her opponent and tries to steal the ball. Baxter was named to the GTE Academic All- America Team. I Photo by: Jason Parkhurst 1996 Gator Soccer Season Highlights -Won first SEC title after posting a 3-2 win over Western Division champion Arkansas in the SEC Tournament Went undefeated a 8-0 against SEC opponents in the regular season -Placed first in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division -Received first NCAA Tournament berth entering as the No. 8 seed -Youngest program in the 32-team field of the NCAA Tournament as the Gators were only in their second season as a varsity sport - Advanced to quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament, losing to eventual national champion North Carolina -Shutout nine out of 1 1 SEC opponents played -Totaled an SEC record 1 5 shutouts on the year -Ranked fourth nationally in team scoring average with 3.92 goals per game - Led the SEC in team points scored (267), goals scored (98), assists(71), and shots(527) -Finished second in the SEC in points allowed (59) and goals allowed (23) for a scoring defense of 0.91 -Went 7-2 vs. teams ranked in the nation ' s top 25 including wins over No. 9 Virginia and No. 10 N.C. State -Finished the regular season with a No. 9 ranking by Soccer America -Achieved highest ranking at No. 8 by Soccer America which the Gators maintained for seven straight weeks before dropping one spot to No. 9 after falling 1-0 to Duke in the regular season finale - Recorded three of the top five largest home crowds in school history including a 2,7 1 turnout at the Virginia match, the second largest crowd in school history -Ranked third nationally in both total (17,266) and average (1,727) attendance among NCAA Division I women ' s soccer programs -Went undefeated at 10-0 when playing at home in Percy Beard Stadium -Forward Danielle Fotopoulous named SEC Player of the Year while Becky Burleigh named SEC Coach of the Year -Danielle Fotopoulos and Erin Baxter receive All-America Honors (first two UF soccer players to do so) Sports 265 Photo by: Chocku Radhakrishnan Photo above: Forward Danielle Fotopoulos shakes her team- mates hands as her named is called for the starting line up. Fotopoulos was selected to play on the Women ' s U.S. National Team and was also selected as a top 10 finalist for the 1996 Hermann Trophy. Photo at left: Forward Melissa Pini cuts pass Tennessee ' s de- fender to make her way towards the goal. Photo at far right top: Midfielder Heather Mitts takes a corner kick. Photo at far right center: Sweeper Adrianne Moreira steals the ball from her opponent and tries to find an open teammate. Photo by: Jason Parkhurst 1 7996 Soccer Schedule k ugust 1 CAMPBELL .eptember VIRGINIA 3 5 8 2 ,7 9 KENTUCKY at Vanderbilt at Central Florida at Texas A M at Georgia TENNESSEE OLD DOMINION STETSON at South Carolina North Carolina Greensboro(at Virginia) at Mercer MISSISSIPPI STATE MISSISSIPPI at Florida State N.C. State(at Thomasville, Georgia) at Alabama W W W W W L W W W W W W W W W W W W November at Duke L Tennessee (SEC Tournament Ist-Round) W Auburn (SEC Tournament Semi-Final) Arkansas (SEC Tournament Final) N.C. STATE (NCAA Ist-Round) WAKE FOREST (NCAA 2nd-Round) at North Carolina (NCAA Quarterfinals) W W W W L 6-1 1-0 2-0 3-0 2-0 1-2 1-0 6-2 5-0 5-0 4-0 4-1 9-0 7-0 8-0 3-0 3-0 4-1 0-1 3-0 6-1 3-2 7-3 5-0 0-9 Photo by: Chocku Radhakrishnan Photo by: Chocku Radhakrishnan ' 4iw 1996 Florida Soccer Team: Front row- Melanie Freeman, Kerri Doran, Kelly Rash, Tina Brendel, Adrianne Moreira, Katie Tullis, Randee Koeppel, Renee Vinnedge, Karah Smith; Second row- Lisa Lowe, Rebecca Hidalgo, Marci Stark, Emily Oswalt, Carolyn Grosso, Melissa Pini, Tracy Ward, Erin Baxter, Leah Bridges; Third row- Scott Barbee, Tiffany Thompson, Genie Leonard, Whitney White, Lisa Olinyk, Jessica Fraser, Alison Benolt, Danielle Fotopoulos, Kelly Maher, Vic Campbell, Becky Burleigh (Head Coach), Megan Carey; Top row- Lynn Pattishall, Sarah Currie, Danielle Bass, Sabrina Thompson, Denise Alverio, Heather Mitts, Sarah Yohe, Angie Olson, Danielle Wren, Michelle Harris. gportS 267 Photo above: Jeni Jones slams the ball back over the net. Sophomore middle blocker Jones averages .81 blocks per game for fourth on the team and 1 .22 kills per game for seventh. Photo at right: Jenny Wood on her way up as she prepares to spike the ball. Senior co-captain Wood was named SEC Player of the Year. She ranks third on UF ' s all-time career kills list with 1 ,228. She leads Florida in digs (2.97), ranks second in kills (3.70), hitting percentage (.325), and aces (.31), and third in blocks (.93). Photo at far right: Head Coach Mary Wise cheering on her players. Five-time SEC Coach of the Year (1996, 1 995, 1 993, 1 992, 1 99 1 ) has led Florida to two NCAA Final Fours, five automatic berths to NCAA tourna- ment, six SEC Regular Season Championships, and five SEC Tournament titles. Photo at above far right: The Team Players come together to celebrate as the crowd gives them a huge applause for their superb performance throughout the season. Florida went 37-2 for the season and went 14- in the SEC. Gators were always enthusiastically supporting their players as Florida ranked third in national home attendance average with 2,620. Photo by: Jeff Gage Photo by: Cullum Hunter II Photo by: Jeff Gage 1996 Gator Volleyball Season Highlights -Posted the program ' s best winning percentage with a 37-2 (.949) overall record -Record of 14-0 in the Southeastern Conference -Advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the third time in the last five years -Only losses of the season were against Hawaii (once in the regular season and once in the final four) -Won a program-record 37 consecutive matches -Tied both program records for most wins and fewest losses in a season -Claimed sixth consecutive Southeastern Conference regular season championship -Claimed fifth straight SEC Tournament title -Boasted both the SEC Player of the Year (Jenny Wood) and the SEC Tournament MVP (Aurymar Rodriguez) -Both Wood and Rodriguez earned All-America honors -Mary Wise was voted National Coach of the Year for the second time in her career -Three players earned SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades -Two players earned GTE Academic All-America honors -Five players earned All-SEC awards and four players earned all- district honors Sports 269 7996 Volleyball Schedule Opponent Results Date Location Hawaii Loss 2-3 Aug. 23. 1996 Normal, III. Game scores: 12-15,11-15,15- 6,15- 6,13-15 Illinois States Win 3-0 Aug. 24. 1996 Normal, III. Game scores: 15- 4,15- 4,15- 1 Dukea Win 3-2 Aug. 30. 1996 Gainesville, Fl . Game scores: 12-1$. 11-15, 15- 6,15- 3,15- 8 Louisiana Techs Win 3-0 Aug. 31, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 9,15- 7,15- 8 lowafl Win 3-0 Aug. 31. 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 2 15- 3,15- 2 South Florida Win 3-1 Sept. 3, 1996 Tampa, Fla. Game scores: 15- 1, 13-15, 15- 5,15- 2 Michigan Win 3-0 Sept. 6, 1996 Am Arbor, Mich. Game scores: 15-13,15- 6,15- 9 Illinois Win 3-0 Sept. 7, 1996 Ann Arbor, Mich. Game scores: 15- 3,15- 4,15- 5 Florida State Win 3-0 Sept. 13, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 3,15-11,15- Ball State Win 3-0 Sept. 14, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 5,15- 9,15-12 UCLA Win 3-0 Sept. 14, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 8,15- 7,15- 9 Texas Win 3-2 Sept. 19, 1996 Austin. Texas Game scores: 14-16,15- 8, 8-15,15-10,15-12 Houston Win 3-1 Sept. 21, 1996 Houston, Texas Game scores: 15- 6,13-15,15- 3,15- 9 Rice Win 3-0 Sept. 22, 1996 Houston, Texas Game scores: 15- 6,15- 3,15- 7 Mississippi Win 3-0 Sept. 27, 1996 Oxford, Miss. Game scores: 15- 6,15-11,15- 5 Mississippi State Win 3-0 Sept. 29, 1996 Starkville. Miss. Game scores: 15- 8.15- 8,15- 5 Alabama Win 3-0 Oct. 4, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 4.15- 4,15- 9 Auburn Win 3-0 Oct. 6, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 3,15- 9,15- 6 Tennessee Win 3-1 Oct. 11. 1996 Knoxville, Tenn. Game scores: 13-15,15- 4,15-11,15- 9 Kentucky Win 3-0 Oct. 13. 1996 Lexington, Ky. Game scores: 15-12,15- 9,15- 9 Maryland Win 3-0 Oct. 18, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15-13,15- 7,15- 1 Georgia Win 3-0 Oct. 20. 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 9,15- 2,15- 5 Arkansas Win 3-0 Oct. 25. 1996 Fayetteville, Ark. Game scores: 15- 8,15- 5,15- 9 Louisiana State Win 3-1 Oct. 27, 1996 Baton Rouge, La. Game scores: 15- 3.13-15,15- 5,15-10 South Carolina Win 3-0 Nov. 1, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 5.15-10,15- 4 South Carolina Win 3-0 Nov. 3. 1996 Columbia, S.C. Game scores: 15-11.15-11,15- 2 Georgia Win 3-0 Nov. 8, 1996 Athens, Ga. Game scores: 15- 6,15-13,15-12 Florida State Univ. Win 3-0 Nov. 12. 1996 Tallahassee, Fla. Game scores: 15-11,15-11,15- 8 Kentucky Win 3-0 Nov. 15, 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 2,15- 6,15-10 Tennessee Win 3-1 Nov. 17. 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15-10,12-15,15- 8,15- 9 Georgia " Win 3-0 Nov. 22. 1996 Columbia. S.C. Game scores: 15- 6,15- 7,15- 6 Auburn " Win 3-0 Nov. 23. 1996 Columbia, S.C. Game scores: 15-12,15- 8,15- 4 Arkansas " Win 3-1 Nov. 24, 1996 Columbia, S.C. Game scores: 15- 4,11-15,15-10,15-10 Oregon Win 3-0 Nov. 29. 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15-12,15-10,15- 1 CaliforniaS Win 3-0 Nov. 30. 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 4,15- 2.15-10 Illinois State) Win 3-0 December 7, 1996 DeLand, Fla. Game scores: 15- 4.15- 4.15- 1 Ohio State ' Win 3-2 Dec. 12. 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 15- 8,14-16,13-15,15-12,15- 6 Michigan State! Win 3-1 Dec. 13. 1996 Gainesville, Fla. Game scores: 7-15,15- 7,15- 9,17-15 Hawaii) Loss 0-3 Dec. 19. 1996 Cleveland, Ohio Game scores: 11-15, 8-15, 9-15 MOF 3 hoto above: Aurymar Rodriguez rises above her opponents to spike the ball. Rodriguez (SEC Tournament MVP) led Florida in kills in 15 out )f 27 matches, averaging team-high 3.90 kills and .40 aces per game, while ranking second in digs (2.47) and fourth in hitting % (.297). i ' hotoat lefttop:Nikki Shade sets the ball for her teammates. Junior co-captain Shade is Florida ' s starting setter, averaging 12.65 assists per game which ranks her second in the SEC), hitting .380, and also averaging 2.28 digs per game for third on the team. Photo at left bottom: Sandra Reboucas shows her disappointment in the judge ' s call. Reboucas played in 25 of 27 matches this season, averaging r j i 1 .27 digs per game for seventh on the team. 1996 Florida Volleyball Team: (from left to right) Front row- Assistant Coach Staci Wolfe, Lindsay Penrose, Aurymar Rodriguez, Jenny Manz, Julie Stanhope, Shannon Mason, Jenny Wood, Nina Foster, Athletic Trainer Laurie Wright. Back row- Head Coach Mary Wise, Associate Head Coach Nick Cheronis, Janie Velentzas, Nikki Shade, Sandra Reboucas, Michelle Frazier, Claire Roach, Jennifer Sanchez, Jeni Jones, Jenni Keene, Student Trainer J.J. Ryals, Manager Kathy Hanbury. Sports 271 School Cheerleaders and Dazzle Responsible for rallying the fans through the good times and bad, the Gator Cheerleaders and Dazzlers added school spirit to sporting events through- out the season. With eye catching stunts, the cheerleaders performed pyramids, cartwheels and other maneuvers during football and basketball. The dazzlers entertained during basketball half time with new dance routines. Both groups also performed at functions such as Gator Connec- tion, the Homecoming parade and Gator Growl. If I 272 Cheerleading 274 Sports Billy Donovan was hired on March 27, 1996 replacin departing coach LonKrueger. Hard work started during the preseason condi- tioning drills. Throughout the season, the Gators made remarkable shooting progress. By March, the team was shooting .500. Florida went from the worst three-point field goal shooting team in the league in 1 995-96 to the top team 1996-97. Florida finished third in the SEC field goal percentage at .450 to mark the first time since the 1982-83 season UF finished in the top three in the league in that category. i Gator Basketball275 276 Sports Scoreboard 11 22 Central Florida 11 25 Bethune-Cookman 11 29 11 30 Creighton Puerto Rico 12 1 Delaware 12 5 Texas 12 7 12 10 Duquesne S.Florida 12 14 Stetson 12 21 FSU 12 28 12 30 Pennsylvania Robert Morris 1 5 Arkansas 1 9 LSU 1 11 Auburn 1 15 S.Carolina 1 18 Alabama 1 22 1 25 Georgia Tennessee 1 29 2 1 Kentucky Vanderbilt 2 3 Jacksonville 2 8 S.Carolina 2 12 2 15 2 19 Mississippi State Kentucky Tennessee 2 23 OleMiss 2 26 3 1 Georgia Vanderbilt 3 6 Alabama Gator Basketball Basketball 277 278 Sports 11 19 11 22 11 26 11 29 11 30 12 4 12 6 12 7 12 13 12 14 12 21 12 22 12 29 12 30 1 4 1 12 1 18 1 21 1 25 1 29 2 2 2 8 2 13 2 16 2 19 2 22 2 28-3 3 3 14-16 Scoreboard Slovakia Miami Texas Tennessee State Memphis Georgetown North Texas SW Texas Iowa FSU Boise State Clemson St. Bonaventure Kansas State Auburn South Carolina LSU Tennessee Vanderbilt Georgia Arkansas Ole Miss Kentucky Alabama Georgia Mississippi State SEC Tournament NCAARegionals Lady Gator Basketball Lady Basketball 279 Lady Gator Basketball 280 Sport Lady Basketball 281 Sft Photo by: K. Wisnie jii Photo by: Ray Carson Photo above: Racing against the clock, se- nior captain Stephen Clarke strives to beat his opponents. As a senior and 1996 Olym- pian, Clarke was runner-up in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 free at the SEC champi- ons hips. Photo at left: Waiting his turn in the pool, senior captain Chuy Gonzalez jokes around with his teammates. Gonzalez, also a 1996 Olympian, posted a seventh place finish in the 200 fly at the NCAA championships and a fourth place finish in the 100 fly and at the SEC championships. Photo above right: Practicing as hard as usual, senior Chad Crone takes a dive into the pool. Crone has finished in the top 15 at the last four SEC championships. I Photo by: Ray Carson Men ' s Swimming and Diving Schedule 10 26 Alabama LI 14-129 11 8 Georgia L923-144.5 11 16 Indian River J.C. W 154-129 1 1 21-3 Nike Invite @ UNC Third 11 29 Florida State L 108-133 12 6-8 McDonald ' s Classic 16th Place 1 4 Auburn L 118-5.123.5 1 11 Coral Clash Inv. First LSU W 64-49 Miami W 71-42 Purdue W 75-38 1 25 Tennessee L 99-140 2 1 Texas L 104-134 Arizona @ Texas W 1 53-87 2 19-22 SEC Championships Fifth in Athens, Ga. 3 27-9 NCAA Championships 17th I in Minneapolis, Minn, 1996-97 Florida Men ' s Swimming and Diving Team: Front row- John Fox, Coley Stickels, Chad Crone, Nick Gibson; Middle row- Stephen Clarke, Chuy Gonzalez, Gabe Lindsey, Brick Spangler, Seth Orozco; Back row- Will Norgard, Paulo Hornos, Matt Cole, Camilo Arbelaez, Sean Justice, Mauricio Moreno, Erik Jones, David Schlesinger, Gaidi Hartage, Dan Medei, Lawrence Wright, Brian Tomson, Brian Hansbury , Ryan Swift. Sports 283 All photos by: Ray O Photo Above: Striving to beat her oppo- nents, sophomore Jennifer Hommert races to the finish line with determination. Hommert finished sixth in the 400 indi- vidual medley at the NCAA championships and placed first in the 800 free relay at the SEC championships. Photo at left: Taking a breather from her event, sophomore Mandy Crowe watches her teammates in action. Crowe placed eaigth in the 1 00 back at the NCAA championships and first in the 1 00 back at the SEC champi- onships. Photo above right: While taking a leisure I around the pool, swimmer Rachel Jospeh takes a few minutes to chat with her team- mates. Joseph, a sophomore, claimed the 200 back title at the SEC championships. Women ' s Swimming and Diving Schedule 10 26 @ Alabama W 130-113 11 1-2 @ SMU Classic Third 11 8 Georgia L 102-139 11 15 UCLA LI 19-123 vs. Ariz. St. @ UCLA W 138-102 11 16 @ Southern Cal L 118-183 11 29 @ Florida State W 130-108 12 6-8 McDonald ' s Classic Second 1 4 Auburn L 126-172 1 11 @ Coral Clash Inv. First LSU W 62-51 Miami W 71-42 Houston W 100-11 1 18 Texas L 143-157 1 25 Tennessee L 120-123 2 19-22 @ SEC Championships 5th Place in Athens, Ga. 3 20-22 @ NCAA Championships 20th place in Indianapolis, Ind. wow 1996-97 Florida Women ' s Swimming Diving Team: Back row- Alexis Larsen, Kelly Chamberlain, Meg Kinsella, Susan Hansen, Jaime Hickinbotham, Laura Green, Karrie Bullock, Caroline Vaughn, Rachel Joseph, Stephanie Richardson, Allison Wagner, Jenny DeLoach, Jennifer Hommert; Middle (on the blocks)- Mandy Crowe, Abbie Goff, Dawn Heckman, Jessica Greenwald, Heather Lawrence; Front row- Julie Jerue, Lee Ann Gathings, Whitney Metzler, Ryann Donahue, Christin Terrell. Sports 285 Lady Gator gymnastics worked hard to successfully make the cut for th 1997 NCAA Gymnastic Championships. The lady Gators accomplished just that. The NCAA Championships were hosted in Gainesville for thi first time since 1986. A home crowd advantage was all the Lady Gator, needed to place in the top five for 1997 season. One factor that attrib- uted to the success of the gymnastics team was nine returning membei including five time Ail-American Chrissy Vogel, two time uneven bars All-American Sybil Stephenson and Ail-American Susan Hines who in the 1996 Southeast Region Championships scored a perfect 10.0 vault score. During the 1997 Region Championships, Florida squeaked by Georgia in order to win a spot in the NCAA Championships. Florida went on to place fourth overall in the Championships. 286 Gymnastics ' ' i " i The 1997 Lady Gator Gymnastic team not only played host to the NCAA Cham- pionships, but also earned the chance to perform im the champi- onships in front of a home crowd. 1997 Gator Gymnastics team: Front row: Susan Hines, Amy Hagan, Chrissy Vogel, Angel Wood; Second row: Chrissy Van Fleet, Trisha Lolli, Jaime Graziano, Erika Selga, Maryann Esposito, Kourtney Gallivan; Back row: Sybil Stephenson, Martha Grubbs, and Kelly Ramsdell. Sports 287 More Gymnastic Spirit... 288 Gymnastics 1997 Scoreboard at North Carolina State at Georgia Subway Challenge Alabama Dodge Invitational Auburn, Missouri, N. Carolina at Lousiana State at Orlando Magical Classic UCLA, Kentucky, Michigan Gatorade SEC Showcase Kentucky SunTrust Senior Night Penn State Iowa State at Townson State Southeastern Conference Championships NCAA Southeast Region Championships 4 17- 19 NCAA Championships Sports 289 Photo at right: Long jumper Dominick Millner leaps in an at- tempt to break his previous personal record. Junior Millner ranks as the second-best indoor (25 ft. and 101 4 in.) and sixth-best outdoor (25 ft. and 103 4 in.) long jumper in UF history. Photo below: Mid-distance runner Jeremy Stallings leads the pack in the 800m run. Senior Millner ranks third indoors ( 1 :48.06 min) and sev- enth outdoors (1:47.57 min) on all- time Florida 800 lists. Photo at far right: Senior distance runner Jeremy Hollinger approaches the finish line. Hollinger was Florida ' s top cross country performer in both 1 994 and 1 995. He ranks tied for sixth on all-time UF cross coun- try list. Photo by: Bill Kamenjar Photo by: Ray Carson _ Men ' s Track and Field Sched- ule .DATE OPPONENT " IPrJME RESUI.TSl r Indoor Meets Jan 19 at Greater Boston Track Club Invitational 930am Ian. 26 UNIVERSITY CENTRE HOTEL INVITE. in 10:00 a.m. Feb. 2 ACC vs. SEC CHALLENGE 10:00 a.m. Feb. 9 BARNETT BANK INVITATIONAL l|lO:00 a.m. Feb. 21-22||SEC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 10:00 a.m. Feb. 27 NIKE FAST TIMES All Day ' at USA Track and Field Nationals TBA fat NCAA Indoor Championships ||A11 Day Outdoor Meets Mar. 21-22 at Florida State Relays All Day " g COCA COLA FLORIDA RELAYS All Day Apr 5 at Collegiate Track Invitational ||ll a m Apr 10-12 at Sea Ray Relays I All Day 1 Apr. 19 | BARNETF BANK INVITATIONAL [5:00 p.m. Apr 24-26J[at Penn Relays All Day May 4 ||NIKETWI-LIGHT 4 p.m. May 15-l8J[at SEC Outdoor Championships ]|TBA May 24 |[at Georgia Tech Last Chance ||l p m June 4-7 at NCAA Championships ||A11 Day June 18-21 at USA Track and Field Nationals JAll Day June 27-28 at USA Track and Field Jr. National |L Championships 1996-97 Florida Men ' s Track and Field Team: Front row- Michael Borneo, Rob Evans, James Hunt, Riley Tomlinson, Rob Rauch, Michael Hissam, Jimmy Giddens; Middle row- Maury Long, Spencer Schumacher, Steve Mesler, Steve Hill, Rob Little, Matt Estevez; Back row- Craig Dudley, Cedric Warren, David Furman, Buck Gurley, Stephen Pina, T.J. Nelson, Marlen Kroll. Missing: Gregor Evans. Sports 291 Women ' s Track and Field Schedule Indoor Track Field DATE OPPONENl riME RESULTSi at Greater Boston Track Club Invitational SEC INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS |Feb. 27||N1KE FAST TIMES 1 at USA Track Field Mar |Ut NCAA Indoor 7-8 ilchampionships Outdoor Track Field [[TIME RESULTS COCA-COLA FLORIDA RELAYS at Sun Angel Classic at Florida Intercollegiate hampionships BARNETT BANK INVITATIONAI NIKETWl-LIGHT CLASSIC at SEC Outdoor Championships |at Georgia Tech Last hanc at NCAA PUtdMH Championships Photo by: Tony Duffy Photo at left: Sprinter Kisha Jett is off to a fast start as she leaves her opponents behind in her dust. Jett advanced to the finals of the 200m and semi-finals of the 1 00m at the Olympic trials. She placed third in the 1 00m with 11.31 sec and fourth place in the 200m with a school-record of 22.84 sec at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Photo at far left top: Thrower Kristin Heaston prepares to toss the shot put. Heaston set the UF outdoor shot put record in three consecutive meets. She placed ninth at the NCAA OutdoorChampionships in the shot put with a mark of 5 1ft. I 4 in., and placed 19th in the NCAA discus competition thworing 149 ft. 7 in. Photo at far left bottom: Middle distance runner Hazel Clark fights her way threw her opponents. Clark placed 1 8th overall in the 800m at the NCAA Outdoor Champion- ships. 1 996-97 Florida Women ' s Track and Field Team: Front row- Ebony Robinson, Jaime Lafarr, Jenny Mihalcik. Shannon Grady, Jessica Allegretta, Stacey Th- ompson, Christina Starr. Hannah Dallmann, Courtney McCubbin, Robyn Stein. Second row- Kisha Jett, Melynda Springer, Angela Fitts, Beth Cranston, Allison Burnett, Beth Reed, Carrie Ullmann, Chequita Fortson, Megan Newcome, Tiffany Johnson, Keisha Day, Nicki Marshall. Third row- Patrice Kuntz, Becki Wells, Kim Fisher, Tameka Holton, Hazel Clark, Kristin Heaston, Joanna McLauglin, Christine Braswell, Melissa Flandera, Stacey Schroeder. Back row- Maryelizabeth Grace, J.J. Clark, Tom Jones (head coach). Sandy Fowler, Mary McLendon. Sports 293 The goal at the beginning of the season, was for the Gators to improve their sixth place finish in last year ' s NCAA Championship. For the 1996-1997 season, the men ' s golf team returned all five starters from the previous year when they captured six tournament titles. Among the returning players were Ail-Americans Robert Floyd, son of PGA legend Ray Floyd, Josh McCumber, newphew to PGA star Mark McCumber, and Steve Scott. Scott was runner-up finish at the US Amateur Championship last summer. McCumber, at the begin- ning of the season was the second best scorer in school history. 294 Men ' s Golf 9121-22 1017-8 10121-22 10 27-28 1118-10 2 8-9 2123-25 3114-16 3124-25 4 4-6 5115-17 5128-31 1996-1997 Scoreboard Keswick Cavalier Classic Preview Invitational Jerry Pate Intercollegiate Rolex Match Play Golf World Invitational Barnett Bank Invitational Puerto Rico Classic Golf Digest Intercollegiate ' . Morris Williams Invitational Carpet Capital Collegiate SEC Championships NCAA Championships Photo below: 1996-1997 Mens Golf Team: Front Flow: Gary Shankland, Steve Scott, Kort McCumber, Carlos Rodiles, Will Sprague, Michael Koulianos, Bryan Pendrick; Back Row: Head Coach Buddy Alexander, Assistant Coach Nicky Goetze, Robert Hooper, Brandyn Schneider, Robert Floyd, Josh McCumber, Chris Almond, and Ben Taylor. Sports 295 Lady Gator Golf 1996-97 Scoreboard 9 19-21 Dick McGuire Invitational 1 0 4-6 Rolex Fall Preview 10 18-20 Lady Paladin Invitational 11 8-10 Golf World Tournament 3 1-2 SunTrust Women ' s Collegiate Invitational 3 14-16 Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic 3 21-23 Lady Gamecock Classic 4 4-6 Rolex Florida Women ' s Collegiate 4 18-20 SEC Championships 5 8-10 NCAA East Regional 5 21-24 NCAA Championships Lady Golf 297 Opponent Time FLORIDA CHALLENGE (Florida, Florida International, Miami, South Florida) All Day GATOR INVITATIONAL (Florida, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Northwestern) All Day ITA Ail-American (Austin, TX) All Day Rolex Qualifier (Knoxvilk, TN) All Day SEC Indoors (Oxford Mississippi) All Day FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL W (7-0) Rolex Indoors (Dallas, TX) All Day NORTH CAROLINA STATE W (6-1) Fighting Illini Classic (Champaign, IL) All Day National Team Indoors (Louisville, KY) TEA OLD DOMINION W (4-3) FLORIDA STATE L (4-3) SOUTH FLORIDA W (6-1) LOUISIANA STATE L (4-3) At Kentucky At Tennessee TEXAS IVANDERBILT ARKANSAS I At South Carolina At Auburn |At Mississippi 1996-97 Men ' s Tennis Team: Front row- Amr El Sawaf, Jack Whigham, Greg May, Trey Adcock; Back row- Trainer Matt Walser, Jon Feistmann, Dylan Mann, Assistant Coach Jon Choboy, Head Coach Ian Duvenhage, Ja- son Appel, Jon Glover. Jus- tin O ' Neal. L (5-2) W (5-2 L (7-0) (5-; W w (4-;- ||L (5-2, ||w w p-, , (4-- At Mississippi State |w (4-; !L (4-3 j GEORGIA ALABAMA j|w (4-. SEC Tournament (S. Carolina) TBA NCAA Regionals TBA NCAA Tournament (UCLA) TBA ( jponen Tournament Time Result JANUARY Georgia Invitational M C. White-champion FEBRUARY I5VANDERBILT W8-1 il SYRACUSE W9-0 cRolex Indoor Championships (alias, Texas) Individual Event c South Florida W (9-0) i Miami W (7-2) i National Team Indoors ( adison, Wis.) i 10 Wisconsin ' . 19 Southern Cal ' . 5 Arizona v 2 Stanford 1997 Champions W (5-0) W (7-0) W (6-1) W (4-3) MARCH 1 AKE FOREST W (9-0) ' .EMSON W (9-0) EORGIA (SS-TV W (9-0) ; Florida State W (9-0) at Arkansas W (8-1) at LSU ||W (9-0) KENTUCKY J|W (9-0) TENNESSEE W (8-1) DUKE fSS-TV) W (6-2) at Ole Miss W (9-0) at Mississippi State 1pm. UTAH W (9-0) at Texas W (8-1) APRIL SOUTH CAROLINA W (9-0) BYU W (9-0) at Auburn W (5-1) at Alabama W (6-0) at SEC Tournament (Host-Georgia, Athens, Ga ) MAY [at NCAA Regionals l(cainpus sites) at NCAA Tournament (Host-Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif.) 1996-97 Women ' s Tennis Team: From left to right- Head Coach Andy Brandi, Divya Merchant, Cathrine Insteboe, M.C. White, Bonnie Bleecker, Amanda Basica, Stephanie Nickitas, Traci Green, Dawn Buth, Sujay Lama. Sports 301 I 304Sports Gator Baseball Baseball 305 306 Sports Gator Baseball BaseballSO? 308 Sports Gator Baseball Baseball 309 Lady Gator Softball The softball team started 1997 as a brand new team in a brand new stadium. On February 8, the Lady Gators played host to Stetson and soundly trounced them. The Lady Gators began their first season playing like other Lady Gator teams including tennis, soccer and basketball. The Gators continued to astound as they continued into the SEC tournament, finally losing to S. Carolina in the finals on May 10th. 2 8 2 14-16 2 19 2 21-23 2 25 2 28 3 1-2 3 5 3 7-9 3 11 3 12 3 15 3 16 3 20-23 3 25 4 5 4 9 4 12 4 13 4 19 4 20 4 26 4 27 5 3 5 4 5 9-10 Stetson Florida Invitational Florida State University Hotel Classic at South Florida at Arizona - Hillenbrand Classic at Arizona - Hillenbrand Classic Arkansas at the Speedline Classic - Tampa at Tennesse at Tennessee South Carolina South Carolina at Pony Tournament Lousiana State Bethune-Cookman South Florida at Alabama at Auburn Kentucky Kentucky at Mississippi State at Mississippi at Georgia at Georgia SEC Tournament SlOSports - SoftballSll 1 I Alan Campbell All photos by Alan Campbell Lady Gator Softball ' : Few schools can match the University of Florida ' s rich Olympic tradition. Since 1968, 83 Gator stu- dent-athletes have competed in eight Olympiads representing 16 countries and laid claim to 51 medals, including 25 golds. At the 1996 Olympics, held in the United States, the Gators showed off their talents and dedication to their sports. UF swimmer and Gainesville resident Allison Wagner won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley to join Dennis Mitchell, who ran the anchor leg of U.S. ' s silver medal 4x100 meter relay team, as UF ' s top medal winners. Former women ' s track and field standout Michelle Freeman won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay for Jamaica. In all, the Gators won three medals in Atlanta ' 96, includ- ing two silvers and a bronze. 1996 GATOR OLYMPIANS Name Keith Brantly Doug Brown% Carlton Bruner Greg Burgess Stephen Clarke Nikki Dryden Barbara Franco Claudia Franco Michelle Freeman Chuy Gonzalez Whitney Hedgepeth Jill Hethenngton Dan Middleman Dennis Mitchell Melisa Moses Tom Pukstys Dionne Rose Colleen Rosensteel Martin Zubero Allison Wagner Country USA USA USA USA Canada Canada Spam Spain Jamaica Mexico USA Canada USA USA USA USA Jamaica USA Spain USA Sport Event Track and Field Marathon Track and Field Swimming Swimming Swimming 1 500m Free 200 IM UF Affiliation Former UF track athlete Current UF coach Former UF swimmer Former UF swimmer 100 Free 100 Fly Current UF swimmer Free Medley Relay % Will serve as an assistant on the USA Swimming Swimming Swimming Track and Field Swimming Swimming Tennis Track and Field Track and Field Diving Track and Field Track and Field Judo Swimming Swimming Olympic Track and Field staff 800 Free 200 Fly Sprints 100m Hurdles 100 Fly 100 200 Back Doubles 10,000m 100m 3m Javelin 1 00m Hurdles 72k+ 200 Back 200 400 IM Former UF swimmer Former UF swimmer Former UF swimmer Former UF track athlete Current UF swimmer Former UF swimmer Former UF tennis athlete Former UF track athlete Former UF track athlete Former UF diver Former UF track athlete Former UF track athlete Former UF track athlete Former UF swimmer Current UF swimmer Photo Above: Former UF track athlete Dennis Mitchell. Mitchell ran the anchor leg of U.S. ' s silver medal 4x1 00m relay team (38.05 sec). He also placed fourth in the 100m finals (9.99 sec). Photo at left: Current UF swimmer Allison Wagner. Wagner won the silver medal in the 400m individual medley (4:42.03 min). She also placed sixth in the 200m individual med- ley (2:16.43 min). Photo at above far left: Four of the six current Gator swimmers who competed at the 1996 Olympic games. From left to right: Whitney Metzler, Allison Wagner, Chuy Gonzalez, and Mauricio Moreno. Metzler (swimming USA) placed 8th in the 400m individual medley (4:46.20 min). Gonzalez (swimming Mexico) finished 29th in the preliminaries of the 100m butterfly (54.94 sec). Moreno (swimming and diving Columbia) finished 32nd in the 100m breaststroke (1:05.22 min). Metzler and Moreno, who are current UF swimmers, were left out of the list on the previous page due to a mistake. Sports 317 1996-97 Football Reiedel Anthony Ike Milliard Anthone Lott Jeff Mitchell Fred Weary Danny Wuerffel Bonnie Young Men ' s Basketball None Women ' s Basketball Delisha Milton Murriel Page Men ' s Indoor Track and Field Daymon Carroll Gerald Clervil Jimmie Hackley Chris Postinger Jeremy Stallings Erin Tucker Women ' s Indoor Track and Field KishaJett Hazel Clark Becki Wells Jernae Wright Nadia Graham Peaches Fortson Beth Cranston Cara Evans Megan Newcome Kristin Heaston Men ' s Outdoor Track and Field Not available when Yearbook went into press Women ' s Outdoor Track and Field Not available when Yearbook went into press Men ' s Tennis Not available when Yearbook went into press Photo of Danny Wuerffel by: Allison Waters Photo of Delisha Milton by: Allison Waters Photo of Daniell Fotopoulos by: Jeff Sanzare Photo of Aurymar Rodriguez by: Jason Parkhurst Women ' s Tennis Not available when Yearbook went into press Men ' s Swimming and Diving Stephen Clarke Matt Cole Chuy Gonzalez Sean Justice Gabe Lindsey Dan Medei Coley Stickels Ryan Swift Women ' s Swimming and Diving Karrie Bullock Mandy Crowe Dawn Heckman Jennifer Hommert Rachel Joseph Whitney Metzler Gymnastics Jaime Graziano Susan Hines Sybil Stephenson Chrissy Van Fleet Men ' s Golf Not available when Yearbook went into press Women ' s Golf Not available when Yearbook went into press Baseball Not available when Yearbook went into press Softball Not available when Yearbook went into press Soccer Danielle Fotopoulos Erin Baxter Volleyball Aurymar Rodriguez Jenny Wood Sports 319 Florida has a SEC and school-record 95 Academic All-SEC nominees for the 1 996-97 season. The Gator ' s previous record! of 73 which was set three times (1995-96, 1994-95, and 1992-93) was no match for this year ' s Gator athletes. This year marks{ the fifth straight year UF had more than 70 athletes receive academic All-SEC recognition. Go Gators! SEC Academic Honor Roll Sports 320 Tremayne Allen, Football Chris Almond, Golf Erin Baxter, Soccer Bonnie Bleecker, Tennis Tina Brendel, Soccer Leah Bridges, Soccer Noah Brindise, Football Allison Burnett, Track Dawn Buth, Tennis Cooper Carlisle, Football Susan Conger, Golf Beth Cranston, Track Greg Cristell, Men ' s Basketball Bart Edmiston, Football Amr El Sawaf, Men ' s Tennis Jerome Evans, Football Jon Feistman, Men ' s Tennis Melissa Flandera, Track Jessica Fraser, Soccer Melanie Freeman, Soccer Abbie Goff, Swimming and Diving Chuy Gonzalez, Swimming and Diving Shannon Grady, Track Carolyn Grosso, Soccer Susan Hansen, Swimming and Diving Michelle Harris, Soccer Dawn Heckman, Swimming and Diving Riko Higashio, Golf Susan Hines, Gymnastics Demetric Jackson, Football LaShawnda Jackson, Track Terry Jackson, Football Bea Jacobs, Women ' s Basketball Sean Justice, Swimming and Diving Erron Kinney, Football Patrice Kuntz, Track Jaime LaFarr, Track Heather Lawrence, Swimming and Diving Kelly Maher, Soccer Shannon Mason, Volleyball Courtney McCubbin, Track Josh McCumber, Golf Mike McFarland, Men ' s Basketball Dan Meidi, Swimming and Diving Divya Merchant, Tennis Kevin Mihailoff, Golf Jennifer Mihalcik, Track Jeff Mitchell, Football David Nabavi, Football Megan Newcome, Track Stephanie Nickitas, Tennis Eddie Nunez, Men ' s Basketball Nancy Osborne, Track Emily Oswalt, Soccer Jason Perry, Football Ann Pohira, Golf Kelly Ramsdell, Gymnastics Joel Reinhart, Men ' s Basketball Brian Schottenheimer, Football Erika Selga, Gymnastics Nikki Shade, Volleyball Brick Spangler, Swimming and Diving Julie Stanhope, Volleyball Marci Stark, Soccer Christina Starr, Track Chanda Stebbins, Women ' s Basketball Sybil Stephenson, Gymnastics Greg Stolt, Men ' s Basketball Ben Taylor, Golf Carrie Ullman, Track Chrissy Vogel, Gymnastics Tracy Ward, Soccer Whitney White, Soccer Dan Williams, Men ' s Basketball Lawrence Wright, Football Danny Wuerffel, Football Jon Xynidis, Football Billy Young, Football Go (}afon... ...Everyone else is Bait! In the spirit of ... Greeks Division Undergraduates UNDERCLASSMEN Teneshia Ashley Aliysofi Beutke Paula Burg Donna Flegg Marilyn Galan Gana Gilkey inie Steph. Grash Laura Hill Chris Joseph Kristina Kelly Maria Montoya Nichole Overleese Joshua Poltilove CHocljiu Radhgkrishnan Robbie Rieders A.J. Sanchez -Alpha Chi Omega- Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePauw Uneversity in 1885. The chapter at the University of Florida received their charter on April 2, 1949. Their nickname is " Alpha Chi, " and this year they spon sored a philanthropy called " The Great Escape Fun Run " to benefit domestic violence. It entailed a 2.5 mile run and a pool tournament to kick things off. Their famous alumnae in- clude Dawn Wells, " Marianne " on Gil ligan ' s Island, Agnes Nixon, creator of " All My Children " and " One Life to Live, " and Goldie Hawn. Ruth Reinke Whitney, editor in chief of " Glamour " magazine. Their Lyre Pin is in the Smithsonian for being des ignated as the most beautiful soro rity pin. Their Founder ' s Day is October 15. Their flower is the red carnation and their colors are olive green and scarlet red. They have a special day called " Hera Pay " on March 1. This day they give personal service for the hap piness and well being of others. 322 326 Xiomara Navarro -Alpha XI Delta- Alpha XI Delta was founded at Lombard College In Illinois on April 17, 1893. Our fraternity ' s badge is the Quill and our colors arre double blue and gold. Our flower is the pink Killarney rose. The Zeta Omicron sisters were extremely busy this year working on our major philanthropy-the Men of Uf calendar. The calendar ' s pag- eant was an exciting event at- tended by many and the proceds benefited the North Central Florida AIDS Network. In addition, many of our sisters were elected to presti- gious positions on campus, includ- ing the Panhellenic Rush Executive Board and honor societies like Omicron Delta Kappa and Order of Omega. 327 ATA AZA AZA AZA AZA AZA AZA AZ TA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA ATA 330 -Chi Omega - Chi Omega was founded at the University of Arkansas In 1895. They have held their charter at the University of Florida since Sept- ember 10, 1948. Their chapter name is Eta Delta, and on campus their nickname is " Chi-O. " Every year they sponsor a philanthropy called " Sandblast " which benefits the American Heart Association. Their symbol is the owl, and their colors are cardinal and straw. Their flower is the white carnation. 331 33? -Delta Delta Delta- Delta Delta Delta was founded in 1888 at Boston University. Our sym- bols are the pearl, the pine and the pansy, our mascot is the dolphin. Our philanthropy is Dolphin Daze which benefits the Children ' s Miracle Network. This year our auc- tion and " hotwheels " roller derby raised approximately $2,000 for CMN. The sisters of Tri-Delta are well rounded ladies who are involved in a variety of campus and community activities. Delta Delta Delta boasts many famous alumnae, including Datie Couric, Leeza Gibbons, Elizabeth Dole, and Mrs. Armstrong, whose husband Neil placed her Tri-Delta pin on the moon. ' 333 I t AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE W e I I e w w e a I e 1 AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AO1 AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE O W e w e w e w AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE Alicia Chapman -Zeta Tan Alpha- Zeta Tau Alpha was founded at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia on October 15, 1898; since then, it has grown to be the third largest sorority in the nation. The University of Florida chap- ter, Gamma Iota, was accredited on March 2, 1949. Our national symbol is the five pointed crown, and our flower is the white violet. Our local chapter symbol is the zebra. Our traditions and ideals are based on sisterhood, service, scholarship, and social activities. Our chapter is actively invol- ved in many service projects; our lar- gest being our philanthropy, which is the Zeta Line Dance. " All proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, to which we donate over $5,000 annually. Our chapter currently has 100% campus invvolvement, but we emphasize scholarship above all else. Our sisterhood is based on a strong bond of friendship and spirit of love. Among our famous alumnae are Faith Daniels and Linda Bird Johnson. ' film 342 -The Sweets Organizotlon- Whether it ' s putting together our annual fall rendezvous Week to benefit charities or performing a step show routine for the Children ' s Miracle Network, The Sweets Organi- zation prides itself with giving 100 percent excellence in everything we do. Since 1991, The Sweets Organization has been an independent non profit ser- vice organization. The ladies of The Sweets organization can be found pro- viding help and assistance at the Porters Connumity Center, St Francis House, Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation and various tutoring and mentoring programs. The Sweets Organization strives to educate and inform with film forums, which address topics that are important to the campus as well as the community. During the Spring we hold our Spring Fling Weekend which includes various fun and informative events that are open to everyone. The Sisters of The Sweets Organization work hard to continue a legacy of sisterhood and service that lives up to our purpose " to render assistance to humanity and promote sisterhood through family unity. " 343 345 PHI SIGMA KAPPA Ryan Gagen -Phi Sigma Kappa- The 1996-97 school year saw many extraordinary events occur at Phi Sigma Kappa, as we nearly doubled in size, and become even mkore involved in community events. After our re-chartering on April 3, 1993, the Delta Tetarton Chapter of Phi Sig has since experienced a period of unprecedented growth. Only four years young, the number of Phi Sigs on cam- pus now climbs to 70 active members. Our Brothers are dedicated to gi- ving back to the community, as we have raised nearly $400 for the March of Dimes Campaign, donated nearly $300 to the Boys and Girls Club, contri- buted to the Ronald McDonald House of G-Ville, and have lent a helping hand to other organizations such as the YMCA and Habitat for Humanity. On campus, we earned a second-place finish forthe second straight year in Greek Week. Our total number of blood donations throughout the year totaled 150 pints of blood reaching giving us the highest per- centage. Our Brotherhood continues to grow each semester, as we exemplify true Broth erhood, Scholarship, and Characher every day. We ' re Phi Sigma Kappa, and we ' re damn proud of our fraternity! 347 OZK OSK O2K OSK Ronald McDonald V ' l X " 348 OEK OZK DSK D2K fflES . Kennis Brannock -Delta Chi- Delta Chi was founded at Cornell University on October 13, 1890. They have held their charter at the University of Florida since February 26, 1926. Their cha- pter name is Florida Chapter. On campus their nickname is " D-Chi. " Every year Delta Chi spo- nsors their philanthropy " Sur- vival Zone, which is a paint- ball tournament to benefit the Leukemia Society. Their colors are red and buff, their flower is the white carnation and their mascot is the Knight. 349 -Sigma Phi Epsilon- The gentleman of the Florida Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon are commit- ted to excellence in all aspects of campus life. Slg Ep consistently ranks above the all campus average for GPA and excels in academics. Intramurals are also a strong suit for Sig Ep. In 1993, the chapter won the President ' s Cup, gi- ven to the best fraternity in athletics. Sigma Phi Epsilon expresses its commitment to the community and the Greek system by actively partici- pating in many of the fraternity and sorority philanthropies. The chapter finished first in the Chi Omega Sand- blast and in the Kappa Alpha Plastic Classic. In addition, Sig Ep won the first ever Greek Games against all other fraternities, dominating most events. However, the most important philanthropy to the men of Sig Ep is our own Surf Frenzy held in Daytona Beach. This annual event raised several thousand dollars for the Surf Rider Foundation this year and continues to be the largest philanthropy on campus. S DE 2 DE ZOE SOE S DE SOE ZOE 351 352 BwSii Brian Dobbins -Tau Kappa Epsilon- Tau Kappa Epsilon stands for Love, ' charity, and Esteem. Founded on January W, 1899 at Illinois Wedeyan, TKE has existed at the Uni- versity of Florida since 1950. The chapter designation is Gamma Theta, and their nickname is " Teke. " Cherry and grey are their colors, the dkull and crossbones is their symbol. Their flower is the red carnation, and Apollo is their mascot Their philanthropy benefits Special Olympics. 353 354 Jordan Mautner -Zeta Beta Tau- Originally chartered at the University of Florida in 1923. Zeta Beta Tau was recolonized in the fall of 1995 by 18 men who wanted to be part of the Greek system, but weren ' t pre- pared to conform to existing standards. Com- mitted to the ideals of scholarship, Integrity, Brotherly Love, and Social Responsibility, the gentlemen of ZBT participate in num- erous service activities and social events. Some notable accomplishments of the past year Include Interfrater-nHy Council Awards for Most Improved Chapter, Presi- dent of the Year, and Highest New Member Class G.PA. ZBT has members in Student Govt, Preview, Order of Omega, and many other areas of campus involvement The greatest accomplishment, howevcer, came in Sep- tember 1996, when members ' families and UF faculty were present for a ribbon cut- ting ceremony and dedication weekend to celebrate the arrival of a house. Each year, ZBT hosts a charity pool tournament called " Pool Sharks. " This phi- lanthropy generates money for the North Central Florida AIDS Network. Also volun- teering at the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, helping out with the Eas- ter egg hunt for children ofUF faculty, and participating in numerous other Greek philanthropies. 355 ZBT ZBT ZBT ZBT HZBT BT ZBT ZBT ZBT ZBT ZBT ZBT BT ZBT ZBT ZBT ZB .. 44 44 U 44 tt Vi, 44 U U U U n 44 44 44 44 u u 44 it .. 44 U 44 44 tt tt 44 44 44 44 Nicola Wood Chi Omega President 1997 Chi Omega was founded at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. The Eta Delta chapter of Chi Omega was char- tered on the University of Florida campus on September 10, 1948. Its nickname is Chi O. Its symbol is the owl. Its colors are cardinal and straw. Chi Omega ' s flower is the white carnation and its philan- thropy is the American Heart Association. Each year Chi Omega hosts a volleyball tournament called Sandblast to raise money for charity. Some famous alumnae include Eleanor Roosevelt, Harper Lee, Joanne Woodward, and Sela Ward. xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo Chi Omega " Howl at the Moon " Stacy Clements and Noha Elbanna April Watson and Sandra Johnson at Howl at the Moon April llth. o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X o X xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo xo Chi Omega 361 AOE AOE AOE A AOE AOE AOE AOE A DE 362 dELTA DHI ePSILON E AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE w 1 w w w w I w w UJ e UJ I PJ UJ e UJ e UJ UJ UJ I UJ e UJ e UJ e UJ e UJ e UJ e i AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE AOE 2TP " Greater Service, Greater Progress " Rhonda Chung-de Cambre President Members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated are not women of convention. We took the steps necessary to join Sigma because we realized that it was our opportunity as African American women to add our strength to an organization which has the best of intentions for its community. We represent a unique, diverse blend of multicultural women who strive to maintain scholarship, service and sister- hood. We continue the sma eobjectives that our founders put forth by: maintain- ing the highest GPA, taking an active role in church civil and community affairs and providing strong leadership in all aspects of university life. We pride ourselves on being a quality oriented organization, dedicated more to sisterhood than purely social asperations. But, don ' t get us wrong, we know how to jam! We, the women of Sigma pride ourselves of constant service to the university and to the community. We consistently attract women of substance, who desire the something more that Sigma has to offer. . r u. EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP EFP 1 B ; mil. - ' 131 I }| IOE OE ZOE OE ZOE ZOE ZOE ZOE EOE ZOE IOE g S g g I I s S g a s a IOE ZOE LOE ZOE EOE EOE IOE 2OE EOE EOE EOE SOE Parade O ' Greeks ' J A- In the spirit of ... Gator Band Tower Yearbook Florida Choirs Student Government Florida Blue Key Golden Key National Honor Society and many more... Organizations 369 Organizations Organizations 370 Top Photo: TRiP members get ready to embark on a biking adventure. Above: The Varsity College Bowl team poses for a group shot. They were regional champions in 1996. Right Photo: Student leaders in the Office of Student Activites went to the National Association of Campus Activites Southeast Regional Conference in the fall of 1996 to represent UF. Far Right Photo: The Special Events Committee organized Champion Sportswear ' s " Guts to Glory " obstacle course in the spring of 1996. Organizations 372 ion Council There are tons of things going on at the Office of Student Activities. Not only do they house such organizations as Alternative Service Breaks, GIVE, LEAD, and the Reitz Union Program Council, but they also administer TRiP, Spinal Tech, and over 100 Leisure Courses. The office offers opportunities for students to get involved by nontraditional means. The OS A serves as home to 800 students, seven graduate assistants, 1 20 Leisure Courses, and at least six student groups. The RUPC itself is made up of eight student run committees that produce a variety of programs. They are the Arts Committee, College Bowl, Entertainment Committee, Film Committee, News and Views, Publicity Committee, Special Events, and the Summer Committee. Spinal Tech is responsible for the technical support and advise for UF student groups. TRiP, the Travel and Recreation Program, provides exciting travel adven- tures for the university community. 373 Organizations Ai ternative s ervice Hreaks HP ,, I - f What is ASB, anyway? Alternative Service Breaks allows students to explore the benefits of community service and learn about other communities and people. By immersing themselves in a different environment they not only learn about a particular community or social problem, they also learn alot about themselves. ASB provides the oppurtunity to make a difference! Trips this year went to New Orleans, Charleston, Nashville, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Huntsville, Georgia, and Zellwood. ASB is run out of the Office of Student Activites and is currently in the process of planning trips for summer and winter breaks, as well as the spring break trips. Besides being a wonderful oppurtunity to help your fellow man, these trips are a source of true and lasting friendships. The bonds formed during your week together are ones that will last and that you will treasure always. " You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improve- ment, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful, " - Marie Curie. 3757 Organizations LEAD The picture to the right shows the L.E.A.D. members at their best. L.E.A.D. is a group of enthusiastic individuals dedicated to promoting the leadership skills of both incoming university students and upcoming group leaders. Their big project this fall was the Leadership U.F. course. This was a non-credit, thirteen week course that provided students with the tools to help them develop into leaders and the means to get involved. L.E.A.D. also focuses on providing workshops for residence halls and established student groups, on topics ranging from time and stress management to how to get involved on campus. This year ' s Leadership U.F. class numbered over 200 students. The class was a huge success! Alpha Epsiloe Delta Alpha Epsilon Delta is a pre-professional organization on campus. They participate in many events throughout the year, for example they marched in this year ' s homecoming parade and they made a float. Organizations 376 Business Administration College Gonunnic ill B.A.C.C. is a well rounded student organization, which is funded in part by Student Government. The Council is open to all U.F. students. Each member is provided with the oppurtunity to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to become successful in the business world. Developing leadership, communication, and organizational skills are some of the most important objectives of B.A.C.C. Ultimately, the Business Administration College Council is designed to " make a difference " in our university community. -Jennifer Krane P]reLe ral Honor Society The PreLegal Honor Society holds fundraisres to benefit the Guardian ad Litum pro- gram, as well as other community organizations. They attend the Atlenta Law Forum, feature guest speakers from the field of law, focus on LSAT info and study groups, and participate in a Shadow Day program. This day is designed so that interested students can get a feel for the law profession. - Kimberly Raulerson 377 Organizations The University of Florida Falling Gators The University of Florida Falling Gators Sport Parachute Club was founded in 1 979. The Falling Gators have participated in many skydiving events over the years, including parachute demonstration jumps on campus for such events as Gator Expo and the ROTC Pass-In-Review Parade, as well as for various charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. The Falling Gators have also performed many off-campus demonstration jumps, including an annual Veteran ' s Day jump into Kanapaha War Memorial Park and a demonstration jump into Santa Fe Community College for " Wild Wednesday. " In addition, the Falling Gators continue to participate in the annual National Collegiate Skydiving Competition. This is a national competition sponsored by the United States Parachute Association, which is held every December at a different drop zone in the U.S. In previous years the Falling Gators have placed in the top 20 and have even won a silver medal in the Nationals. On just about any weekend, you can find club members skydiving at Williston Skydivers, Inc. The Falling Gators have gear that members can use at no charge once they have obtained their " A " licence. Members meet two times per month in the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Meeting dates and times are posted on the club ' s web site at fg as well as upcoming events. Member- ship is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Above: Angela Kienlen, Ross Atherta, and Jay Garcia are having fun on the way down. Right: LeslieAnn McCormack, Jason Jerusalem, and Bradley Spatz wave enthusiatically at the camera. Top of Page: Angela, Ross, and Jay enjoy a picture perfect view. Organizations 378 Gator Scuba Club Gator Scuba Club is for UF student, certified divers. The club goes diving together once a week. They meet every first Thursday at the Florida Pool, and they also participate in fundraising and community involvement projects. -- Kimberly Raulerson Below: Officers of the Scuba Club, Mark Jordan and Kim Raulerson, pose proudly during one of their Thursday meetings at the Florida Pool. Below Left: Mark demonstrates the proper handling of an oxygen tank. 3797 Organizations A A A The Judo Club is -shown here demonstrating some techniques on each other. For more information come to the third floor of the Reit Union and look them up in the organi a- tion directory. ' irst Lutheran Church and Student Center has provided ministry for Lutheran students and others at the University f Honda for over 30 years. The strong commitment to the student ' s spiritual care is focused on the Word and the laments, the means hy which God creates anil strengthens our faith, as well as our source of encouragement in : ' i)];: others. Christian fellowship is also encouraged hy weekly Bible studies and social activites. as well as semester ietreats. Lutheran Student I- ' ellowship is the student-led organi ation which helps bring this ministry to others on campus, so that they too will enjoy oneness with Christ our Savior and the " new kind of life " brought about b the Holy Baptism. (Romans 6:3-5) Tel: (352) 376-2062 Kmail: firstluthc( nl Website: hltp: www.afn.ore flc students Organi ations 3X0 U A A A A Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. On a physical level it is an art involving some throws and joint locks that are derived from jujitsu and some throws and other techniques derived from kenjutsu. Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement. Upon closer examination, practitioners will find from aikido what they are looking for, whether it is an applicable self-defense technique, spiritual enlightenment, physical health, or peace of mind. Although the idea of a martial discipline striving for peace and harmony may seem paradoxal, it is the most basic tenet of the art. As practiced with the Aikido Club at the University, Aikido is taught in a respectful but almost informal fashion. " Comfortable " is perhaps the best word to describe the feeling in our dojo, as there is no caste system or ego involved with the learning process. The pace is as grueling or relaxed as one chooses to make it, without any pressure except to enjoy the sessions. The club is open to all, be they freshman or senior professors, men or women, young or young at heart. versit! ffldtke nenliq Colsa ' s objective is the following slogan. " We educate the University Community by promoting Colombia ' s positive attributes and rich heritage, foster unity by developing a network among Colombian students; and encourage student participation in the promotion of Latin America ' s cultural expressions. " As seen by their photo (above), they are a tight group who share many things besides a common backround. 38 1 Organizations university of florida LESBIAN, GAY BISEXUAL student union The Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Student Union is designed to offer support for Gainesville ' s student community. The group provides a forum for discussing issues of importance to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and their friends. One issue may be how to tell family and friends of newfound gay feelings. The LGBSU seeks to promote education, awareness, and the elimina- tion of discrimination toward lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in the university community. Services include lectures by well known speakers including Greg Louganis, Sean Sasser, and Michelangelo Signorilo. Also they provide weekly discussion groups, social gatherings, and a speakers bureau that addresses homosexual issues in classes, on, and off campus. The union was founded in 1987 by UF students and faculty, and officially recognized by the University in 1991. The LGBSU has continually grown to better serve its members by creating a supportive environment on UF ' s campus, with less fear and more confidence. Top: LGBSU members waiting to begin Gainesville ' s annual Pride March, which was attended this year by over 300 people. Middle: People are sitting and chatting at the annual LGBSU summer film festival. This year the festival drew over 250 lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and friends. Bottom: Members of the LGBSU pose for a quick photo before they set out along UF ' s 1996 Homecoming parade route. Their float was entitled " Take the Tigers by Storm. " THE TIQ.ERS ' BY SJ.ORM Organizations 382 omen 6 Mi L If [ oileuball T I " Our club volleyball program began last January with only 15 members and a coach from the men ' s A-team. In a matter of only three months we entered six tounaments and earned a reputation due to our playing ability. Our season culminated with an impressive second place finish in the USAV (U.S.A. Volleyball) Regionals. Since last season our club ' s membership has risen to 52 women therefore increasing our club ' s talent and reputation. This year we have an A-team as well as a developmental B-team. The addition of a B-team will enable us to continue building our club for the future. This season the A-team will be attending a national competition which takes place in Tuscon, and will host two home tournaments this spring. " - Leigh Ann Gordon and Jennifer Lopez Top Center: A-team team photo. Lower Center: B-team team photo. Right top: Arlene Hernandez hitting for UF ' s B-team. Good Job! Right Bottom: Leigh Ann Gordon hits, while Christina Fanin sets. What a team! 383 Organizations Hack r;ulu;iir Student Right: Johanna Felipe, a grad student in finance, and Dr. Jonathan Carle, Dean of Engineering, pose for a photo at this year ' s BGSO Martin Luther King Jr. awards banquet. The BGSO was founded as a forum in which the graduate students of African decent in various disciplines could come together. It provides a means for students to share experiences and learn from each other in a way that aids in the successful advancement of its members. Membership is open to all students who embrace the purpose of the BGSO. The organization conducts regular meetings and sponsors an assortment of cultural, educational, and social programs throught the year. Beta Eta Sigma is the University of Florida ' s Black Honor Society. It was established in 1980 and is the only Black Honor Society on a predominantly white campus in the nation. It was founded on the principles of scholarship, service, achievement, and fellowship among its members. In order to become a member of Beta Eta Sigma, students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA for at least two consecutive semesters. Right: Members of the North Star Leadership Council enjoy each other ' s company at a council picnic. Caribsa CARIBSA is the Caribbean Student Associa- tion. The group exists to provide a home away from home for Caribbean students. It promotes diversity and showcases the beauty of the Caribbean culture and people to the rest of the university, by means of a variety of cultural events, (not pictured) Latin American Studies Delegation to Washington D.C. Spring ' 96 Organizations 384 Black Student Assembly Left: Student anxiously wait in line for the deli- cious food being served at this year ' s Black Student Assembly. Far Left: Miss Rhonda Chung-de Cambre was crowned Miss VISA and was given the honor of representing the organization by riding in the Homecoming Parade. VISA stands for Volunteers for Interna- tional Student Affairs. COLOURS COLOURS is the acronym for the Committee of Leaders Organizing Unification Relations among Students. It is the Student programming arm of the Institute of Black Culture. Members have progr amming goals aimed at strengthening ties between students of the African Diaspora including Caribbeans, Africans, Black Latinos, and African- Americans. (Pictured to the left.) Institute of Black Culture The Institute of Black Culture is a campus resource that chronicles and celebrates the evolution of a strong black prescence at UF-from less than 100 black pioneers in 1971, to over 4,000 black alumni today. The IBC celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. This event was a reunion of faculty, students and alumni who became and remain a vital part of this university. The events marking this quarter-century monument represent a celebration of those who paved the way for the current black student population. The IBC was the initial step in recognizing the importance of the black prescence at UF. Today, the center offers a wide range of intellectually and culturally enriching educational programs about the culture and history of people of theAfrican Diaspora, (not pictured) Center for Latin American Studies M odel Organization of American States 385 Organizations Departure: GNV What does the GNV stand for? After readers get beyond this puzzling query, most realize that Departure: GNV is more than just a collection of undergraduate literary and art work. It is the product of many creative minds and the door to new modes of perception and appreciation. Submissions of origional art, poetry, and prose are accepted until the middle of the spring semester, and then the staff critiques and selects the best entries to be published. A team of graphic artists sets to work at designing and redesigning until the magazine is ready to print- and it almost never looks the same. But their work dosen ' t stop there. Once the boxes of Depar- ture: GNV arrive they distribute the magazines on campus and at local businesses. Finally with copies of the magazine lining shelves and countertops and desks across Gainesville, the staff breaks for summer and returns next fall. Funds must be raised, deadlines publicized, and entries critiqued for another year ' s Departure: GNV. Oh, and by the way GNV stands for Gainesville. Organizations 386 Photos show various organizations participating in this year ' s Homecoming Parade. Many organizations such as the Florida Players, Strike Force, American Marketing Association, the Cinese American Association, and Air force ROTC were in attendence. 3877 Organizations T O W E R y E A R B O O K Above: Robbie is our trustworthy " do it asks, please no layouts! Far Left: Our fearless leader, Kelly, sorts through all the crap that we have left on her desk. Left: Chocku is being photographed while shooting a soccer game. Those wacky photographers. Below: Besides being co-editor of the Tower, Allison is a talented babysitter. Here she is in action. Right: The photogra- phers, who always enjoy their job, are smiling because they get to take pictures at the 1 996 Homecoming Parade. Left: Bryan ponders exactly how he got into this whole " student life " mess. Bottom: Jason is dili- gently working on important yearbook duties, but he ' s never too busy to pose for a snapshot. 3897 Organizations s U Yl V K Yl Yl .7 Brian Burgoon Student Body President E X E C U T I V p Lisa Medford Student B Body Vice President A N C H Lauren Ploch Student Body Treasurer A community affairs cabinet member helps one of the kids from the boys and girls club carve his pumpkin. Community affairs is the link between UF students and the surrounding community of Gainesville. They invited a group of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County to come to the Reitz Union and carve pumpkins for Halloween. The cabinet directors and Vice Presi- dent Lisa Medford are all happy to be volunteering their time at this " Rock the Vote " event at the Hard Rock Cafe. Cabinet Director photos not available: Jason Butts, Recreation- Programming Chair and Meshon Walker, Student Advocacy Chair 39 1 Organizations : Academic Affairs Director Scott Milner Campus Involvement Director Jeff Kuenn Alumni Affairs Director Stacie Marks Campus Safety Director Becky Rich OrL ' ani ations 392 C ' areer Development Director Sarah Reiner I ( ommunity At lairs Director Jennv Bvar disAbility Affairs Director Heather Kelly Community- Political Affairs Director Dave West Environmental Affairs Director Dawn Phillips Evaluations Director Amee Merkin Health Director Graduate Student Affairs Director Clay Scherer Amy Pietrodangelo 393 Organizations Housing Director Carol Magnum Public Relations Director Xuan Thai Multicultural Affairs Director Monica Obesso Publications Director Cindy Goldberg Recreation- Bloc Seating Director in i r Brian Cleary 394 Orsam ations 1 Research Director Nathaniel O ' Seen Solicitations Director Alex Sheibani Traffic and Transportation Director Paul De Gance Technology Director Sean Murphy Women ' s Affairs Director Stacey Turner Accent Chairman Adam She inkopf tudent Government Productions Chairman JeffSafran 3957 Organizations H f! Chris Dorworth: Senate President Not pictured: Joe Sora. President Pro Tempore; Andrew Rosm. 1-inance Chair: Con Vlathevvs. Information and Investigation Chair: Paul Tarquinio. Judiciar) Chair: 7 Sheada Madani. Internal Relations and Orientation Chan; Joe Sora. Replacement and Agenda Chair. Oriiani ations 396 Affairs and Ethics Chair: Gina Spirgel Budget Chair: Cori Cuttler L E G I S L A T I V E B R A N C H External Relations Chair: Laura Hammond 397 Organizations F L R I D A B L U E K E Y Above: Adam Hall was this year ' s Gator Growl Pro- ducer. Right, Right below, Bottom: Tiffani Fernandez, Grier Pressly, and Britanny Blanco were his Associate Producers. Far right top: Vivian Quesada, Blue Key Presi- dent; Far right bottom: Jaime Todd Foreman, 1996 Homecoming General Chair. Organizations 398 and die 1996 Gator Growl Producers Left: The 1996 Gator Growl Directors are shown clowning around in the Fine Arts fountain. 1996 Homecoming Directors: Bottom Row: (L to R) Andrea Goldfarb, Solicitations; Amy Pietrodangelo, Administrative Assistant; Carrie Schultz, Gator 3xpo; Aimee Sparkman, Tickets; Brian Harris, University Services. Middle Row: Todd Steinemann, Art; Emily Hansen, Community Affairs; Nancy Burtscher, Campus Involvement; Julie Imanual, Swamp Party. Top Row: Brad Love, Honored Guests; Jeff Kuenn, Printing and Graphics; Jon Stueve, Banquet; Rob Doan, Public Relations, lot Pictured: Ron LaFace, Alumni Affairs; Mike Schmidt, Alumni Host Coordinator; Lauren Ploch, Brunch; Andrew Barak, ktail Party; Tricia Brooks, Finance; Tim Frazier, Gator Gallop; Kenny Nunamaker, Homecoming Pageant Tour; Kate Foster, Homecoming Pageant; Jason Roper, Orange and Blue Open; Steven Kabak, Parade; Chris Strohmenger, Personel; J.P. Lassard, Security. 3997 Organizations Isn ' t Always Beau 401 Justin Brennan, Skit Director Cori Srtobel, Program Director Adam Sheinkopf, Chief of Staff Allyson Furr, Public Relations Darrien Goodman, Production Directoi Tricia Brooks, Finance Brian Harris, University Services Director Kristin Wotocek, Special Services Director Aimee Sparkman, Tickets Director Shawn Bowman, Strike Director Douglas D; ' Daniel MOH Organizations 404 Gator Grow Melinda Fallieras, Security Director Willian Rossi III, Technical Director Brent Gordon, Computer Coordinator Ted S. Toledano, Head Writer Victoria Zingarelli, Promotions Coordinator Andrea Golfarb, Solicitations Director Scott Cooper, Creative Talent Coordinator Kevin Kahn, Creative Director ic.) Director William J. Amoriello Jr., Marketing Cori Cuttler, Show Director le Director Director Laura Dennard, Administrative Chris Strohmenger, Personnel Director Assistant 1996 Directors 405 Organizations AEROCORP Quality Aircraft Services Congratulations to the " Gators " of 1997. AeroCorp is North Florida ' s number one aircraft services team providing " Quality On Time " maintenance. We ' re proud to be your neighbors. AeroCorp, PO Box 1909, Lake City, FL 32056; Phone (904) 758-3000; Fax (904) 752-7960 HEICO Corporation ;, Jet Avion is the largest FAA-PMA Jet Engine Replacement Part Supplier to the World ' s Airlines. Trilectron is the World ' s leading Supplier of Ground Power Equipment for the Airlines and Military Aviation. Both are part of HEICO ' s Family of Aerospace Companies. " ..-. Trilectron Jet Avion HEICO and its Aerospace Companies are always looking for talented and creative Engineers. 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Candidates who successfully complete the program will be placed into challenging technical positions responsible for implementing new systems into GTE ' s existing systems map. including the determination of the architecture, communications, database, hardware and software to be used. Successful candidates will have the following: 3.0 4.0 (,1 ' A BS of MS in Computer Science. Electrical. Computer Engineering. MIS, Mathematics of a related field Design of development experience Experience with arious platforms PROG RAM ER NEW RECRLIT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Designed to tram programmers in the standards and procedures of GTEDS. this program features a 3-month curriculum in either C UNIX or COBOL MVS (determined by candidate ' s qualifications). Successful candidates are placed in programmer positions in Development. Maintenance. Testing, and C ' ustomer Contact. Successful candidates will have the following: Strung GPA HA HS in Computer Science. Computer Engineering, MIS, CIS. or Math lor COBOL Program: At least TWO courses in programming languages l-or C l. ' NIX Program: At least TWO courses specifically in C or C++ and a basic understanding of UNIX operating system Basic course work in Programming Logic Computer-related work experience (preferred) Preparing tor the future is one thing, but commanding where it will go is another issue entirely. GTEDS wants to give you a chance to excel. Send your resume, noting program of interest to: College Recruitment. GTE Data Services. P.O. Box 290152, Mail Code: Bl-F. Temple Terrace. FL 33687; Fax: (XI 3) 9X7-1290. Please visit our website: We are an equal opportunity employer and support workforce diversity. M F D V. GTE Service Corporation A part of GTE! 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In today ' s fast-paced market, characterized by rapid technology evolution, PaySys is capitalizing on its excellent knowledge base and advancing payment system technology to state-of-the-art. PaySys has a product strategy designed to take us well into the 2 1 st Century. We offer exceptional career opportunities and a great compensation package including: medical and dental insurance, 40 1 k Profit Sharing Plan, tuition reimbursement, referral bonuses, health club membership contributions, and more. tfV Interested applicants, please send resume to: PaySys International, Inc., 900 Winderley Place, Maitland, FL 32751,Attn: H.R.,OR, Fax to: (407) 660-8235. 436 Ads BUICK BUICK - CMC TRUCKS, INC. BLOUNT BUICK CMC TRUCK 2000 HAVENDALE BLVD. WINTER HAVEN, FL 33881 Bus. Phone (941 ) 293-41 44 FAX (941) 294-5428 ENGINEERING - SALES -ADMINISTRATIVE This fast growing Auto Parts Maker Needs You! 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Box 4689 Clear-water, FL 34618 ECKERD Contact Human Resources Manager for Career Opportunities CARROLL ' S FOODS, INC. Post Office Box 1767 325 McKay Street Laurinburg, North Carolina 28353 Office: 910 276-0648 Facsimile: 910 276-3525 407-567-1719 Office 407-567-1728 Office 407-567-5759 Res. 407-567-1771 Fax LICENSED CITRUS DEALER P.O. Box 572, Vero Beach, FL 32961 " Cash Fruit Buyer " Vero Beach, FL Contact us for employment opportunities COME GROW WITH US 105 East College Street P.O. Box 487 Warsaw, North Carolina 28398-0487 BROWN ' S OF CAR OLINA Office 9 10 293-3600 Fax 9 10 293-4 184 Watts: 1-800-871-6326 ff " k United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services Invest in your future with a career in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-a dynamic, innovative agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To learn about specific employment opportunities contact our office at (352)377-5632. 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BOX 589 Winter Haven, FL 33882 Office: (941) 293-9888 M ULBERRY CORPORATION CONOR A TULA TIONS AND SUCCESS! Mulberry, Florida Louis E. Larson President atA tf, P.O. BOX 1242 OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA 33473 OFFICE-400 N.W. FIFTH STREET Bus. 813 763-7330 Res. 813 763-7341 442 Ads At the Base of Florida ' s Future From our support of higher education in Florida, to our efforts building stronger supports for structures across Florida, we like to think we ' re in the business of building a strong base for Florida ' s future. Congratulations Gator Graduates from Florida ' s Leader in Geotechnical and Foundation Construction COASTAL CAISSON 12290 U.S. Highway 19 North, Clearwater, FL 34624 Call 1-800-723-0015 Your Friends Are Changing Cubicles You ' re Changing The World JAJONES CONSTRUCTION You chose a different career path from your friends. ..and you ' re excited with the possibilities. You ' ve joined a leader in the construction industry, and you ' re experiencing life first- hand. You ' re seeing new places, meeting new people, ex- periencing life from every angle. And your career is going places you ' ve never dreamed of. Because of our diverse construction capabilities and our com- mitment to total customer satisfaction, we ' re consistently listed in the top five percent of Engineering News Record ' s top 400 contractors. Bring your talents to a company that rewards professionalism with challenges and personal growth. We invite individuals with an Engineering degree or equivalent experience, who are receptive to periodic reloca- tion, to forward their resume to: Employment Manager, J.A. JONES CONSTRUCTION CO., J.A. Jones Dr., Charlotte, NC 28287. An equal opportunity employer m f d v. f STATE CERTIFIED: C.R.-CO18879 C.R. CA 18879 Custom Home Designer Builder Professional Framing Deck Specialist In Business for 1 5 years We work State Wide See us for all your Home Building Needs. Kevin J. Elwer Associates Inc. Is a proud sponsor of the University of Florida Kevin J. Elwer President 2317 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville Fl 32210 Phone 904-384-4207 Fax: 387-9747 General Contractors CORPORATION Corporate Office EMJ Corporation One Park Place, Suite 200 6148LeeHwy. Chattanooga, TN 37421 423 855-1550 Quality Construction Q On Time QWithin Budget We are proud to support the University of Florida and want to thank our Clients, Subcontractors, and Suppliers for their patronage. Go Gators!!! Ads 443 ADDISON STEEL, INC. 7351 Overland Road Lockhart, Florida 32810 Consider your future in Steel Construction. Glen Davis President (407)295-6434 ALBANY, GEORGIA (912) 883-4506 ANDREWS LAND TIMBER, INC. 7 TIMBER BROKERS V T Pine Cypress Hardwood Over A Half Century In The Timber Industry. 1401 S. Main St., Chief land 325-493-9350 Fax: 325-493-9350 SOUTHEASTERN COMMUNICATION SERVICE, INC. CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE General contractor specializing in wireless communication. 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FL ROAD UNDERGROUND SITE CONSTRUCTION UTILITIES PREPARATION 6735 33 rd Street East Sarasota, FL 34243 Mark McCabe RE. OFFICE FAX PC C054965 (813)758-1933 (813)751-6887 941 683-6741 941 776-1211 FAX: 941 776-2593 SOUTHERN CONSTRUCTORS. INC 1 2650 COUNTY ROAD 39, DUETTE, FLORIDA 33834 E.VAUGHAN RIVERS, INC. GENERAL CONTRACTORS " We Support tAe 1 882 Bellair Boulevard Scfawl ef Sfuildiny RO. Box 299 Ouutuictian Students! " Orange Park, FL 32073 Vaughan Rivers Telephone (904) 264-0 123 RTP CONTACT US FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 914 Hall Park Dr., P.O. Box 808 Roofing Manufacturing ? re _ en 7 V 71 Sprln8i FL 32043 904-284-7571 Fax: 904-284-0526 General Contractors CGC 032980 1704 West Grace Street Tampa, Florida 33607-541 5 813-254-0072 Basic Training Is Over.., Consider Joining The Elite! No Dream is Tec Wild The world is your oyster now, so don ' t be afraid to think big. Below are a few inspiring stories of people who overcame obstacles and criticism in keeping with their dreams. Taken from " Chicken Soup for the Soul " . After Fred Astaire ' s first screen test, a 1933 memo from the MGM testing director said: " Can ' t act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little. " Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home. An expert said of famous football coach Vince Lombard!: " He possesses minimal football knowledge. Lacks motivation. " Eighteen publishers turned down Richard Bach ' s 10,000-word story about a soaring seagull before Macmillan finally published it in 1970. By 1975, Jonathan Livingston Seagull had sold more than seven million copies in the U.S. alone. Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him hopeless as a composer. The teacher of famous opera singer Enrico Caruso said Caruso had no voice at all and could not sing. The Graduates. ..let the examples above encourage you to dream wildly and have confidence in yourself. future holds boundless promise for you. KHS S congratulates you on your accomplishments in the past, and all you will achieve in the future. KEENAN HOPKINS SCHMIDT STOWELL CONTRACTORS, INC. Interior Exterior Finish Specialists Concrete Tilt-Up Wall Construction Tampa Orlando Anaheim Las Vegas Ads 445 WE ' RE CONSTRUCTING OUR OWN WINNING TEAM icld I Ionics h,is become one Honda ' s leading home i. In tact. esttield is getting recognition around the or its innovation and exceptional jro vth. time tor yon to start lunld- f . ing your tuture vith one of the industry ' s l TV leaders... estheld Homes. WCStfldd HOlllCS ILLINOIS FLORIDA DiinKir Avenue. Suite I.Oldsmar. Fl 34677 Fel. (813) H55-7955 Ext. 23 ' J FAX: 54-55 l W See us on the Internet at: Imp: w . AT INLAND HOMES THE EXCITEMENT IS ALWAYS BUILDING., At Inland Homes, the focus is on helping customers enjoy the experience of building their new homes as much as the pleasure of living in them. We offer a variety of home designs and communities throughout Florida. Visit our website at HTTPA WWW.INLANDHOMES.COM We offer extensive training and career opportunities. For Employment Opportunities, send a resume to: Inland Homebuilding Group. Inc. 8401 JR Manor Drive. Suite 100 Tampa. Florida 33634 I N I, A N D 1 1 O M K S bi ' iv i ' ri ' i ' ) ' t iiif is us it should hi: K ; .:- 446 Ads ng bit Mid to tes mm Imagine What your home would look like with Color Coordinated Door Surrounds Alcoa Vinyl Siding Window Mantels Corner Posts Raised Panel or Dentil Molding Trim Louvered Shutters Let us show you how Alcoa Vinyl Siding and color coordinated accessories can beautify your home and end your constant repainting worries. QALCOA til MECHANICAL, INC. Building Services Inc. PYRAMID PLUMBING, INC. Consider a Career Opportunity with The Mechanical Industry ' s Leaders Serving your HVAC, Piping, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, and Service needs throughout the State of Florida. 6354 11 8th Avenue North Largo, Florida 33773 813 546-3561 Fax 813 545-1801 1-800-940-3561 WELBRO Constructors, Inc. Your Construction Professional Hospitality, Healthcare, Entertainment, Commercial Offering personalized services to clients and championing their real property improvement goals, WELBRO embraces the belief that professionalism within the construction industry is inextricably connected to quality education. The entire WELBRO team extend: CONGRATULATIONS to recent graduates as they launch their careers. ENCOURAGEMENT to those pursuing their degrees. GRATITUDE to the M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction for its graduates who have strengthened our management team. P. O. Box 160007 1065 Rainer Drive ' Altamonte Springs, FL 32716(407)869-0621 AMERICA ' S HOME PLACE, INC. Many employment opportunities are available with one of America ' s fastest growing home building companies. Fax resume to 770-535-1945. Building homes for families in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Kentucky. Congratulations to all the graduates of the UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Rinker School of Building Construction. America ' s Home Place, Inc. 2 144 Hilton Drive Gainesville, GA 30501 Phone (770) 532- 1228 Fax (770)535-1945 Ark 4.47 MHH m Serving the Construction Industry for 36 years. DESIGN BUILD TUCKER CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING, INC. 3535 USHWY 17 N 299-4444 CGC009528 STEEL BUILDINGS INC. LOTSPEICH INTERIOR CONTRACTORS Lotspeich Co. of Florida. Inc. 730 N.W. 57 lh Place Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309-2030 (305) 772-2260 Broward (305) 785-4566 Boca Raton (407) 734-8818 West Palm (305)772-2178 FAX General Interior Contracting Acoustical Ceilings Drywall Construction Commercial Flooring Raised Access Floors Doors and Hardware Sales and Installation Build Your Career With One Of Florida ' s Leading General Contractors. If you ' re looking for a great opportunity to join a growing, progressive company, we want to hear from you. We build quality projects statewide. FOLEY AND ASSOCIATES CONSTlUCnON COMTANX MC 9i 735 Fentress Boulevard Daytona Beach, FL 321 14 Phone (904) 274-1 1 1 1 Equal Opportunity Employer Best Wishes to the Graduating Class j| from VV CULLISON-WRIGHT CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION 112N.E.12 TH SREET QOCALA, FLORIDA JERRY CULLISON Serving (352)629-9572 President Central Florida for over 30 years. S COMMUNiC TlOKS, JVC PROVIDING TOMORROWS COMMUNICATION SVST6MS TOOflV NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONTRACTOR BROADBAND NETWORK CONSTRUCTION Fiber Coaxial Placement [[Splicing and Testing Aerial Underground Construction [] Project Management PO Box 909 Q Palm Harbor, FL 34682 Q 1-800-999-8270 R WMOND AT ASSOCIATES, INcT Mission... lasting relationships, customer service, quality, integrity, timeliness. Congratulations and Best Wishes to All 1997 Graduates. 280 South S.R. 434, Suite 204 1 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407)862-6966 Fax (407) 862- 1 250 " Congratulations to the NewGrads! " DAVE ALLEN CONSTRUCTION INC. GENERAL CONTRACTOR " Good Luck! T 10732 alt n s Tampa, F lorida 3361 5 and DANNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. 4012GunnHwy.,Suitel30 Tampa, Florida 33624 (813)960-1939 to the mm Of J997. 448 Ads Mitchell Construction Company. Inc. General Contractors I Specialty Contractors MITCHELL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. GENERAL CONTRACTORS BUILD YOUR FUTURE WITH SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ' S LEADING GENERAL CONTRACTOR CORPORATE OFFICE 507 OCEAN BLVD. ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA. 31522 912-634-0933 FAX 912-634-0935 OFFICES IN; VIDALIA- ST. SIMONS ' ATLANTA " GAINESVILLE- RICHMOND, VA WATER WASTEWATER CONSULTING HARTMAN ASSOCIATES, INC. a Wastewater Management B Utility Valuation H Water Treatment H Water Resources H Effluent Reuse B Permitting a Rates Stormwater Engineers Surveyors Hydrojeolojists Management Consultants ORLANDO FT. MYERS FT.PIERCE TALLAHASSEE JACKSONVILLE 201 EAST PINE STREET SUITE 1000 ORLANDO. FL.3280I TELEPHONE (407) 839-3955 FAX (407) 839-3790 America ' s Contractor for the Next Millenium We welcome inquires from " Gator " graduates with a degree in Building Construction or Civil Engineering. ROY ANDERSON CORP 1 1 400 Reichold Road Gulfport, MS 39503 (601)8964000 An Equal Opportunity Employer THE INLETS AT DIVCROALC 4520 4TH AVENUE E. BRADENTON.FL 34208 8137481622 CAMLIN HOME CORPORATION Mader Southeast, Inc. (407)877-8818 STEEL STUD, DRYWALL, LATH PLASTER, E.I.F.S. RREPROOFING ACOUSTICAL CEILINGS 1839 N. Dover Road Dover, Fla. 33527 (813) 659-2160 (813) 659-1042 Fax Home (813) 754-2920 We Congratulate the Class of 1997! APAC - Florida, Inc. Sarasota Division CONTRACTORS-ENGINEERS ASPHALT PAVING Compliments of: CONSTRUCTION CO. CONGRATULATIONS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATES CONTACT US FOR EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Vero Beach, Florida ) 234-8164 FAX (561 ) 234-8188 Ads 449 TARA Qo Qators C [ass of 1997! Words can t express the pride we feel far you. Ljou have done without So muck to make your dream come true. We are very proud of- you. Way to ao . (AJe love you, Worn a ToOurSon, USBtrWM HOBI1KON, II Congratulation, A bert. We are proud of you and your accomplishment, your dedication and hard work has resulted in this marvelous achievement, you have made all of us very proud of you. Loire, Mom, Lonnye, Lenard Black and the entire Mayweather Family. Julie- Guess We ' re not the only ones Who think you ' re pretty special 1 . Congratulations on a job Well done! Lotfe, Mom Gad Congratulations Sergito I! You have worked very hard these four years. Your dedication and sleepless nights have paid off. We are proud of you. Love you-Mom, Dad, Lizi, Olga Congratulations We love you very much!! Love, Mom Daddy (R.D.) Dear Josh, All your life you ' ve had a dream, you ' re now one step closer. We ' re all very proud of you. Good luck in law school. With lots of love, Mom, Dad, Rachel, Grandma Grandpa vet-lasting Salutes ALBERT RUSH ROBINSON, III Trust In the Lara with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding In all thy way acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:56 Bishop D. Mayweather and Bishop M. Mayweather FortLauderdale, Flo. 1.0.) Lane Evans! Our whole family couldn ' t be prouder of you! It ' s through your many talents, perseverance hard work that you have achieved your Environmental Engi- neering degree. The world is a much better place just because you ' re on it now policing it! Love you tons! Dr. Charles Catherine Evans (DAD MOM) Bart, Morgan, Brooke Jessica (SIBLINGS) Counterclockwise: 2 yrs, 9 yrs 16 yrs old Tin Jesse Anthony Flores CONGRATULATION! ! We are proud of you and wish you a successful Business Career. Love, Mom, Dad, and your brothers- Paco, Eric, and Micheal! ar Tammy Swafford Barber Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Proverbs 31. 28 Congratulations, you ' re the greatest! Love, Nick, Justin, and Daniel Congratulations to our favorite Gator- Roxana Sanchez! We are so proud of you all of your accom- plishments. You have a bright future ahead of you. Best of luck with all that you do. We love you. Abuela, Aburlo, Dad, Adam, Snoop Keith R. Drogan Congratulations on a successful year! Christopher A. Cowart Congratulations, on your many accomplishments. Our love and prayers go with you on your future journey through life. What you are is God ' s gift to you. What you become is your gift to God All our love, Mother and Dad. Dear Ashely, But strive first the king- dom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. All things are possible to him that believeth.May God keep you, may Jesus Lead you in graduate school and beyond. Love Mama, NeNe and Pa CONGRATULATIONS REGINALD J. FOX ON YOUR GRADUATION DAY GOD BLESS YOU Mom, Uad, Ronald,ll, Reginald Jr. XA..RA SI MCOI.E KE fN AH K ' N We are so proud of our California Gator. Tara the adventurer, she never took the easy more traveled road, she reached the top with determination, intellegence and great courage. With Love and Admiration MOM DAD jhere are no ways to measure how proud you maJte us or how much we loue you. ( jongratulations on your many accomplishments. od Sless you with IHim aoodness y ana us with your loue. jliom, Dad, and J achel Dear Laura, Congratulations, Your graduation represents many hallmarks. Aca- demically you have worked hard and done so well. There are doors open to you in many areas of learning and work. To have been involved in so many activities, to have had so many friends and to have had so much fun overall is another feat. You continue to develop into a sensible, responsible, perservering, personable, loving and fun-loving person. We are proud of you as you must be of yourself. We love you, Mom, Dad TJ 2J he future l uourA... it with couraae, humor, ana nope. i h the memories ana. rememoer thoAe rad from kinaeraarten I a WOI ucuao- outwifo wafch cut few- foaflfaj cmd ' fa h foaefihew. x - - Tower would like to Congratulate its seniors- Kelly Brennan Tara Kelly Shannon Kelly Bryan Robbins Thank You!, We ' ll Miss You Kel- Life is so full of doubts, questions and uncertainties about the future, how- ever my doubts were erased the night we met, my questions are an- swered every time I think of you, and my uncertainties disappear when I think of our future together. I ' m proud of you and will always love you. -Brian Will you. . . Patrons Albert, you have done so much for me over the past few years I really don ' t Inow how to thank you. From staying up with me helping me write a paper to listening to me complain for hours on end about school, life, and people, I am truly indebted to you. You have made me so proud of your achievements and successes. Albert, I am truly honored to say that I have known you and that I am your friend. Now that you are graduating, Old Man, I will pray that God will continue to bless you as he has done since the day you were put on the earth. I thank you and I love you, Sandy Joseph Jen, Congratulations! You ' ve worked very hard for this accom- plishment, and I ' m so proud of your deter- mination. Your resolution is an inspiration to me. Success has a wonderful taste... may you always savor the flavor! Good luck in Grad school- Love, Mom Jennifer, Congratulations! We are all so proud... Good luck in Grad school Love, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Marie, Uncle Steve, Tonia, Nichole, Uncle Pete, Joey, Uncle Mike, Aunt Christy, Becky To my dearest Kristal, I am so proud of you and your accom- plishemnts. I look forward to the future and living our dreams together Love, Scott ...and to everyone, The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you (Rev 22:21a The Markowitz family Congratuations Cheryl Lehmann on a fantastic four years! You are our sun- shine and we are very proud of you and your accomplishments. May God bless you in the future. GO GATORS! Love Mom and Dad Deborah Ann Lushine, It was a 1 year for you too! We ' re so proud of our graduating Gator. Love, Mom and Dad To Eve Aron, We ' re very proud of your accomplish- ments. You ' re an incredible daughter! We love you, Mom and Dad Amber, " I ' m out of it for a few months, and every- one gets delusions of grandeur... and the rest is silence... or is that, the rest is Grad School! " I ' m so proud of you! Love, Mother Derek Jason Black To our remarkable son Jay... May life ' s journey be just as remarkable for you. We could not have asked for a finer son. You have made us very proud. GO GATORS! Love you with all our heart, Mom and Dad Jeanna: Congratulations, we are so proud of you, the person you have become and all you have accomplished! You have blessed our lives in many ways! We love you! Mom, Dad and Kerri TIFFANY ANDERSON, You are the greatest person; Kind, Smart, Sensible, Loving, Admirable, Good Looking and a Gator Grad. ALL of your FAN CLUB in Jacksonville is very proud of you and your successes. May God continue to guide you. Love from your 1 FAN. Brian Giglia, " O God, you have taught me from my youth, and till the present I proclaim you wondrous deeds. " Just as Psalm 71 we proclaim the " Won- drous Deeds " God has done with you. We are so proud of all that you have accom- plished and all that you have become espe- cially at the University of Floria. Congratulations on your graduation! Love, Mom, Dad, and Kevin FM HOME HQ TO LIVINGSTON, JON B., 1 LT 04023Z MAY 97 UNCLAS BT OBJECTIVES ACCOMPLISHED. WELL DONE. CONTINUE TO MARCH. BT LOVE DAD, MOM, STACY Continue to hold on to the tail of the comet, Linda Tindale, you still have new horizons to see. You make us very proud. Good luck in grad school. Love Mom, Dad, Deanna and Grandmom Dear Tony, You ' re always the number 1 Gator for us! Good luck and godspeed on your adventure in life. Love, Mom, Dad, John, and Teddy Patrons 457 John Cantlon Max J ewell (priscilla Williams Jiarriet Pebbles Glenda Frederick Academic ' PuUcations John -George Oliviajefferies @at Shore Sharon Glared John )avisson ' Terri J eCarreaux Sandy Vernon Michael Ship fyte Qlue $ Sports Vnfo Steve (Barbara Sanders (Brent Gordon (Brian (Burgoon Carl Wolf Studios Micheaf you JCnow Who you and We deeply appreciate all you have done for us! Jorter History T Ihe first yearbook at the University of Florida was published in 1910. A copy of the original book still remain on campus today at the UF Archives. At the time the book was called The Seminole. This name was chosen because it re- flected Florida ' s past and the staff at the University thought it fit the feel of the school at the time. At the time there was no rivalry between Florida State and UF, in fact we got along pretty well. At the time UF was the men ' s college and FSU was the Florida Women ' s College. The Seminole was published from 1910 until 1973. In 1973 UF ' s newspaper, the Alligator moved off campus to become an independent publication. Up until this time the newspaper and yearbook had shared finances, office space and staff. In 1973 The Seminole shut down, supposedly for a year, to allow the newspaper to reorganize and possibly to refigure the finance situation. Unfortunately, The Seminole never gained enough momentum to pick itself back up. That is until 1983. During that year the yearbook was restarted after a while of petitioning and fighting through the ranks. Alumni and Jostens ' representa- tive, John Cantlon, Found some interested. students and set the groundwork in motion. The yearbook was renamed Tower, after a long process. Past Editors agreed upon the name and it was approved by the University. Tower was chosen to commemorate Century Tower, which stands at the center of cam- pus. The staff published a good book through 1 988. Unfortunately, during this time the staff also over spent and under sold. In 1 989 the yearbook was about to fold again. John Webster, the editor at the time was frustrated be- cause of a lack of support, staff, and finances. In the fall of 1989 a couple of freshmen joined the staff with the intent to make Tower live up to its potential. They knew it would not be an easy task, but they never expected the hand they were dealt. In October of 1989 Jeff Jacobs assumed the role of teeny tine staff. Two inexpensive magazine reflec- tions were published in 1990 and 1991 helping to settle Tower ' s skyrocketing debt. In 1992 the year- book became a student Government agency and acquired a small office in the student activities cen- ter. The yearbook began to receive funding from SG and the staff began to steadily increase, as did the size of the book. Since 1992 there have been a few mishaps and late deliveries (to help ease $) SG did pay off the debt Tower has acquired in the 80 ' s. 1994 began well with Monica Curry at the realm. Unfortunately, she had to leave and the book turned over to Melissa Waz. Things ran smoothly until the end of the year, when there was no completed book. There was no color and half the sections were missing. The young and inexperienced staff scur- ried to find their way through the maze and put together a book. It was not an easy task, not even knowing your way to the library and having all the responsibility. The 1994 and 1995 books were worked on simultaneously. The 1994 book was finally completed in December. In 1995 sopho- more Kelly Brennan became editor (Wear a dress and show up here tonight.) She and the staff worked hard on restoring Tower ' s image and work- ing out the kinks that had occurred in the organiza- tion. It was time to create an awareness and put Tower where it belonged. The book ' s size was increased to better reflect the university and Scho- lastic Press guidelines were stressed to present UF better. Tower 1996 started off well. There was no further acquired debt, the 1995 book had paid for itself. A new state of mind was put in place- a lot more fun and less copy! A new advertising com- pany accompanied a change of offices and Tower was off and running with a direction in mind. Once again, the book did well and purchases increased, as did the number of students photo- graphed. 1997 began with Allison Waters in charge and Kelly Brennan advising. It became too much to handle and Brennan took control back in Decem- ber. With a very small staff, but money designing finally began, and it had to be good dealing with a National Championship and all. It was not easy and was left in the hands of the editor in April to complete 4 sections, but hey, it ' s here, it ' s paid for and it keeps on going. Everything is in place to ensure Tower ' s continued success. Controversies always surround a political pawn, and Tower is no different. Next year changes lay ahead and we ' ll see where we go, but goodness, its been a rollercoaster and Tower can survive it all with confidence, patience and a strange kind of love. Take Care, Baby. History 459 Every year I try to keep this short, and it never is. For once, I really do not know where to begin. This has been unlike any other year I even expected to come across, even for the third floor. I am tired of the constant struggle and fight, I do not do it well, it ' s not a part of who I am and what I feel is important in life. Constant tension is not good for the soul, beware Bryan, much fun was had with your moods and strong sense of design. Thanks for all the work and even a story or two! I kinda copied for seniors, did you notice? Linda, sleep well my dear. Right through every- thing. You made it in the end, patience and determi- nation, people are not get Miss Shannon, did you ever think? Nah, you never knew when you casually volunteered for Student Life. So, what do you think? A quick lesson in diligence, ha? It turned out eclectic and fun with many different senses and feelings, isn ' t that what college life is about, confu- sion with a purpose, nondirection with a desti- nation. Laura, life and learn. You definitely have a hang for it. Very nice work, you found your spot and worked it well. Congrats! !uc! ( lesi pic 1 wh, Allison, it ' s not easy, is it, even with experience. No one can groom you for it, just jump in eyes closed and start digging. Thank you for having the courage to hand it over. I will com- mend you on the color when I see it. You kept hold of sports and finally got the darkroom, quite a feat in one year. Never lose that beeper and we shall see... Miss Tara, Photogra- pher and world traveler extrodinaire! Sorry the lists were long and staff short. You did a great, though hectic job. I appreciate you saving Greeks or who knows what may happen to them...hmmmm... Try to leave town every once on awhile, ya know. easy to deal with! You ' ll get it in hand soon. Allyson, quick and efficient and well done what more could an editor ask for? Thank you, good luck. Chocku, how has your lesson on yearbooking going? You managed them rascally computers, by proud. You undertook a huge amount ad dit very well at maneuvering. It will get easier. Jason, Yeah, the darkroom works! Your picts and time helped much! Robbie, always around, what a help! THANKS. If I forgot you I apolo- gize, but I am fried at the moment. Hey, Michelle, can you believe it. I ' m not sure which one of you is crazier. Okay, so that privilege goes to you, but boy (or Boys). Please take maps with you every- where! Smile! San Antonio with or without the married one? Oh, who is catching the bouquet? Fly with... Now Mom, where would I be without you? Yes, people suck and it is not fair, so what to do ? Scream, its not me. I ' ll just plug away. I ' m fine, thank you for always being there and comforting the grouch! Danielle, Oh man is a very nice way of putting it all. We will get through It, somehow. And yes, we will find you someone. May we all end up in Polk, God isn ' t that scary. So, blonde, red, purple, brown, what ' s the result?? Kerri, this six month following thing is getting really scary! I owe you, for a lot I cannot believe it Mrs. Chamber Where did that come from!!! AHH Soon we shall all be set up in camp on Adam ' s Barn Road, look at what you have done to us. Brian, where can I begin? It seems like for- ever. You are everything I am not, and all that I am. Yeah, the doughnut hug- ging the soul. I promise this is it. Maybe the skin on my fingers will grow back soon. Through all of life ' s disappointments I am so glad to know you will stand with me. One year baby, we can and will do it, there is no choice. I love you unlike anything before. You answer all my ques- tions too. I see you and everything flows into per- spective. Every door opens with you, even if you don ' t hold them for me. Hey, the seat too. You know the stipulations and timeframes in the agree- ment. It ' s a whole new set of fireworks. Andy every- thing is us. I love you ...Tell me when and where... Colophon The 1997 Tower Yearbook is the 15th edition of the official Univer- sity of Florida yearbook. It was printed using both Yeartech and Page Maker programs by Jostens in Clarksville, Tennessee. The 464 page book has a trim size of 9x12. It is printed on 100 pound gloss finish paper. The cover is fiery amber foil, copper ink and pebble grained. 650 copies of Tower ' 97 were printed and distrib- uted. They sold for $45 including shipping. Senior portraits were taken by Carl Wolf Studios of Philadelphia Pennsyl- vania. The number there is 800-969- 1338. All business ads were sold by Aca- demic Publications, Inc. of Sarasota, Fl. They may be reached at 800-730- 9497. Financing for the 1997 Tower was provided through sales, advertising revenue, portrait revenue and Stu- dent Government. Tower is an Agency ofSG. In the Spirit of... photographers used Kodak color 400,800, and 1600 speed film. Developed by Carl Wolf, Harmons, and the photographers themselves. Tower is published by a volunteer staff of about 10 this year. The is no expressed relation with any college or administration. The content does not reflect the opinions of UF, SG, the student body, faculty, or ad- ministration. NO portion of this book may be reproduced without content of the Editor. Please address all correspondence to: Tower yearbook, 300-62 JWRU, Box 118585, Gainesville, Fl, 32611- 8585. (352) 392 1665 x 309. Thank You and be patient with us. We do the best we can to represent our school in the best ways we know possible.

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