University of Florida - Tower Seminole Yearbook (Gainesville, FL)
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• TOWER 2000 table of contents Opening Academics Sports Greeks Organizations People Closing 24 110 150 160 230 TABLE OF STUDENT LIFE...4 ACADEMICS...24 SPORTS...62 GREEKS...110 ORGANIZATIONS...150 PEOPLE...160 ADVERTISEMENTS...176 TOWER YEARBOOK 309 JWRU Gainesville, FL 32611-8505 1-(352) 392-1665 ext.309 is it, say goodbye to your hometown, family, and pets; you have finally arrived in Gainesville making that one last turn at exit 75. You packed up your life into the biggest boxes you could find and hit the road, ready for what lay ahead of you. Amidst the massive amounts of traffic and moving vans you see the awe struck faces of thousands of students with just as many questions as you. From the new to the old, students pour into OF like water down a drain. With the help of friends and new acquaintances the setup of your apartment or dorm is soon complete; filled from top to bottom with items that remind you from home and enough Gator gear to last a lifetime. So, what happens now? College... Isn ' t this where you are supposed to make your goals and aspirations come to life? When everything you have every dreamed of doing and becoming is now within your grasp? Of course it is, but how you go about obtaining these goals is up to you, whether it be by getting good grades, joining many clubs, or partying like an animal; rising up to achieve your every desire is no easy task. But, isn ' t that why you came to Gainesville, for the opportunity of a lifetime. However, many students soon found themselves overwhelmed with studies, work, and activities. You realized that college was not the playground your imagination made it out to be and perhaps you had bitten off more than you can chew. STUdent life adjustment was not an easy one, but through all the you pursued your goals in attempt to make a name for yourself no matter what it took Most of us had to leave our homes, comfortable beds, and mom ' s cooking only to be converted to a fife of dorms, hard mattresses, and fast food. You had to cram your life into a dorm room about the size of your old room along with the stuf fyour roommate brought which can be very difficult in some cases. After all that stress you had to start attending class and lying to your parents about your grades, but you can only say your getting an A for so king until they stop believing you. So what comes next, oh yeah, the night life. This usually consisted of many an annoying ride upon the Later Gator, a fun bus ride fake with a bunch of pretend drunken freshmen trying to show of ffor their friends. Now after a couple of nauseating rides on the you realized clubbing wasn ' t your thing. ' The next item seemed to be apartment parties; you know the ones where everything is gone bye the time you show up. Well after all the parties late nights you decide to return to your classes only to discover you were failing them. So for the final two weeks of the semester you spend your once fun filled days cramming in an attempt to get that far of f grade of a C. Of course this does not reflect the majority of students at the University of Florida. It does however reflect the small amount of people that will no longer be attending the next semester. Once again proving that the University has the greatest student body around. 5 PRESIDENT LOMBARDI Proving himself a true Gator, President and Mrs. Lombardi ride down Drive in the Parade. Althoiugh he did not ride in this years parade, Lombardi was definitely missed. After ten long years the notice of President Lombardi ' s resignation left many in shock and dismay. although it can be said that we don ' t want him to go, we will never forget his smiling face and true Gator spirit. 6 With sparkling eyes Lombardi demonstrates the kindness with which he has led our school to success. When looking at the University of Florida we must take into account the great leaders who brought us to the level of excellence we are at today. This year however, we must bid farewell to one of the greatest, President John Lombardi. Although he will not be leaving the University, President Lombardi will be stepping down as President in order to pursue other interests. After a decade long reign as President, Lombardi gave the University the encouragement and support it needed to go from being nationally ranked in athletics, to becoming nationally ranked academically. Although we have always had pride in our sports as Gators, we are now being recognized for our smarts. Lombardi, being the modest man he is, gives all the credit to the staff, faculty, and students. He says he was here to guide the way, but it was each individual who actually made the University the first rate school it has become. So now that Gators can be heard growling across the fifty states throughout numerous Gator Clubs, what comes next? Well according to Lombardi, the best is never good enough. Although he is no longer in office, President Lombardi hopes to see the school rise up to its full potential by the new millennium. As we see him go we realize what a great leader the University has had and cherish every moment he was he re, but as he said life is a six-month cycle and as the new year approaches a new cycle begins for him and the school. No one knows what the future has in store, but as long as we are at the University of Florida it is up to us to achieve the highest level of excellence possible. 7 Accepting her crown, the homecoming queen smiles with happiness. Exploding with spirit the Gator Growl festivities come to an end. Props in hand Carrot Top entertains the crowd. With cases of jokes, C-Top produced a barrel of laughs. 8 Brightening the night with spirit the football field was transformed for the annual homecoming celebration. 9 Playing fireman, Albert the Alligator shows his spirit. 10 CarrotTop basking in the homecoming festivities scopes out the crowd prior to his performance. Alberta cruising in style. This was just one of the many homecoming floats in this year ' s parade. Smokin ' with excitement this homecoming float terrified the opposing team. 11 Participating in the festivities, enthusiastic Dance Marathon members try to stay awake. 12 A Dance Marathon employee records a yo-yo score. Students were able to pick up application in the student activity center at the Reitz Union. e have all heard about Dance Marathon and the commitment of so many individuals who year after year pull off the most successful student run philanthropy in the state. Dance Marathon began at the University of Florida in 1994 benefiting Shand ' s Children ' s Hospital through the Children ' s Miracle Network. Funds raised are used to help purchase medical equipment, sponsor educational programs, fund research, and purchase materials for the children ' s enjoyment. Other universities across the nation have started similar programs. Last year OF raised over $114.000. This year the goal is to raise much more, a goal that is attainable through devotion and undertaking of so many involved. All this money and all this dedication came from those individuals who were willing to donate 32 hours of dancing, games, swimming, music and much more. Staffers and dancers make time fly by with all sorts of activities. Dance Marathon is a community philanthropy that invites all to participate and support. Being a community project, funds raised are for a local cause. This huge event is open to not just those who can dance, but all with a keen interest in their community, the university, Children ' s Miracle Network, and most importantly, a smile on the faces of those children and their families whom they are helping. 13 STRESS This is your brain on school! Although many students were able to relax on the weekends, others found no free time and were quickly burnt out by hours of endless study. 14 It may be a little over dramatized, but a lot of times students found piled high in homework and reading assignments. College, a time of studies, stress, excitement, relationships, and most of all memories which last a lifetime. Welcome to Gainesville, you filled out the application and were shipped away to school at the notice of acceptance. The entire time thoughts and expectations allowed you to picture college as a place to make friends, have fun, and party. Unfortunately, all the while before you arrived on campus the actual concept of doing work and studying hadn ' t kicked in; this set you up for a fall. Early morning classes were a dread to anyone having a test later that day. This meant you stayed up all night over dosing on caffeine either through the divine power of coffee, Mountain Dew, or Vivarin. At first, your heart begins to beat faster and you develop a slight tremble in your hand that before long overtakes your studies. With eyes wide open, you realize that you have taken in way too much caffeine and the terrible thought that you won ' t be able to sleep for days becomes a harsh reality. The immense effort you put into studying was all done in order to make up for the reading you said you were going to keep up with since the first day, but never did. Or maybe, you put off writing that ten-page paper until the last possible minute. No matter what the circumstance, many students found themselves under the influence of these arbitrators of the midnight hours, or in most cases the early morning hours. Sleep has now become a thing of the past as well as a weekend luxury, but nothing more. Waking up past two in the afternoon is no longer an option to most. However, in the end the late night hours became our allies and a majority found that their schedule quickly became routine and easily adapted. 15 e hope of being the star on one of the university ' s athletic is tha t of many. But in reality we all can ' t be stars, at least not on that level of competition. So the university offers intramural sports of every kind to those whose deep-down desire is to be the star or for those who are just out there, on the court or the field to have a good time. Teams and players, male, female, and coed, from across campus gather almost every night to play their respective sport. and individuals are welcomed to sign up and give it their all. But remember this is all in good fun, sportsmanship is key (plus sportsmanship points are extremely important when moving up in the brackets for your sport). Sports are arranged semester by semester with interests in flag football, volleyball, tennis, soccer, basketball, track, swimming, golf, and pretty much anything else. In addition to the regular there is a competitive framework that leads to an intramural champion. There are also tournaments such as the Swamp Bowl and Billy D 3-on-3, where players and teams from pretty much everywhere are invited to compete. And as a new addition to the intramural program, sand volleyball courts were built next to the Southwest Recreation Center. Initial tournament play begins in November. So if you have an interest in pretty much any sport, intramurals are your ticket to having a good time. Making friends, enjoying the competition, celebrating victory, feeling the heartache of defeat, succeeding at personal goals, pride in your performance, and getting down and dirty is all a part of intramurals at UF. Take advantage of it. 16 Intramurals were played all over campus in any available field. 17 Although many dorms have gotten new furniture, others were stuck with leftovers. Luckily though Hume Hall is in its last year. As the largest dorm on campus falls we can only wonder where the university will put all the incominf freshmen. Although sharing a room with a complete stranger sounds like a horrible nightmare many students found Dorm life to be fun and made everlasting friendships. Who wouldn ' t want to experience dorm life for at least one semester? For those of us who have, it is hard to forget. You know, remember how each floor had its own particular smell and how the carpet in your room was more or less crawling with hugs, that is if you even had carpeting. Above all, who could forget that wonderful community bathroom experience. What is it that they say? Oh yes! That which doesn ' t kill us makes us stronger, well if you survived dorm life, then you are a superhero! Granted some dorms offer the luxuries of full kitchens and clean bathrooms, a majority did not. All in all the dorm life was interesting and unique, but I wonder why so many students opted to get apartments after their first year? DORM LIFE Watching her child ' s things, this mother takes a break from walking up three flights of stairs. Mov- ing caused fatigue on all, but it is always interesting to see how much you can fit into a two door coupe. Parking became a problem during times of check in and check out. However, many students got creative and made their own parking spaces. 19 It always happens this way; the school year begins slowly as thousands of students return to their studies after a long summer vacation. Getting back into the swing of things was rather difficult and the count down until the closest holiday soon began. Holidays not only provided a release from school, but also proved just as stress relieving as a night on the town. In windows across campus and all over town, decorations celebrating the upcoming event could be seen. The opportunity to decorate a dull dorm room was taken up by a large number of festive individuals. Whether it be a giant spider web for Halloween, a fat turkey for Thanksgiving, or one of many decorations for the month of December, students took their decorating seriously. Although college allowed everyone to get away from home for awhile, going back for a weekend of mom ' s cooking could not be beat. The roadways became nothing short of the worst gridlock, with bumper too bumper traffic the entire trip. For some reason though, the annual migration of Christmas break was worth the ride. Whether it be the gifts, being with family, or just relaxation going home proved totally fulfilling. However, all good things must come to an end, and that holiday break you were looking forward to was over before it had begun. In the end, students returned to Gainesville, but only until the next three-day weekend that allowed them a release from school. 20 Paint brush in hand, a resident of Hume Hall prepares for the annual haunted house. All students were invited to participate and candy was given to the brave Tricker Treaters. HOLIDAYS Playing Easter Bunny, a Hume resident places gifts to surprise her roommate. Many times students found exchanging presents for the Holidays helped alleviate tension between roommates and built greater friendships. 21 Riding a bike to students found the campus gym located behind the Florida Gym a convenient location to burn off calories. 22 Running is always a popular form of excercise on campus. Many individuals found stadium climbs a bigger challenge; they could be seen at all hours of the day. 23 ACAdemics For years the ' University of Florida has been know for its superior sports, but recently the academic frontier is taking charge. With admission requirements increasing, the University standards tinue to improve drastically. The inflow of freshmen is continuously bringing smarter individuals who are determined to improve academic standing at Z15 Although overall the school is proving its excellence, many of the individual colleges are also shining proudly. With growing numbers of students these colleges are able to support larger programs which help them prove their greatness. In the beginning you were a confused freshmen with no direction, allyou wanted to do was party. Slowly though you realized that you needed to make something with your life. Whether it be Dental School, or the College of Fine arts finding a major to fit your academic interest proved very difficult. Eventually students recognized the area of study which allowed them to excel Your major finally came into view for the first time in three years. After those general education requirements were completed you set out to obtain a degree. Long nights in the library, and many papers later you finished all the necessary classes. In the end you made your college proud to have you as a student and proved you were worthy to meet the real world 24 u a John Lombardi joins in at the ground-breaking ceremony at the College of Architecture. John Lombardi From Tower edition to Tower edition of years ' past, the biography of Dr. John V. Lombardi has been published a brief look into his education. He received his bachelor ' s degree from Ponoma College and his masters and doctoral from Columbia. He also attended the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and UCLA. Lombardi has been the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at John Hopkins University from 1987 through 1990. From 1967-1987, he taught at Indiana University, where he was the director of Latin American studies, Dean of International Programs, and Dean of Arts and Sciences. Lombardi likes to travel from Florida coast to Colorado to his hometown in Southern California. At the Annual University of Florida Homecoming football game, President Lombardi showcased his talent of playing the clarinet in the alumni band. Lombardi resigned in the fall of 1999. He still is working at the University of Florida teaching classes. 26 President Charles Young, left, poses at Graduation with members of the College of Education. Charles Young Dr. Charles Young took over the office of President when Dr. Lombardi resigned in the fall of 1999 on an interim basis. Young was born in Highland, California. Two days after her got married to his wife, Sue, Young left to serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After he returned from Korea, he enrolled at University of California at Riverside and graduated in 1955 with honors He then went to UCLA where he earned his masters and doctoral degrees in political science. After he graduated from UCLA, he started to work there. He helped with expanding its facilities, enhancing its faculty and establishing a quality athletic department. When the chancellor stepped down at UCLA, he recommended Young for the position. Young became the chancellor of UCLA when he was 36, where he was the youngest leader piloting any major U.S. university. Young served as chancellor for 29 years and retired in 1997 from UCLA. He was a longtime member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Presidents Commission, which was a leader in reforming intercollegiate athletics. He also was a former chairman of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Chuck and Sue have two children, Charles and Elizabeth, and seven grandchildren. 27 researcher Grady Miller, left, and turf science Max McQuade evaluate turfgrass for athletic fields by performing tests such as the ball roll experiment wade, of care College of Agriculturlal and Life Science Formerly known as the College of Agriculture, the college changed it ' s name to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) to better represent the myriad of programs offered at the college. The college is a member of UF ' s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and constitutes the academic programs of IFAS. The CALS offers 20 B.S. degree programs, 21 graduate degree programs and over 50 specializations. New degree options available this year to students include the a new B.S. degree in Packaging Sciences, a new M.S. degree in Human Resource Developme nt, and a new doctoral degree in Plant Medicine, Undergraduate minors in Plant, Molecular and Cell Biology, Agricultural Law, Agricultural Communications, Poultry Science, and Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences were also established. Over the past 10 years, undergraduate enrollment has increased by 230% and graduate enrollment rose 17%. Women now constitute 57% of the undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate. The CALS is well positioned for the future with the restructuring of degrees available. The college has taken a much greater role in providing general education courses for all students at OF and by collaborating with other colleges on campus. 28 In the department of Animal Sciences, professor Mike Fields and student Sekoni Noel examine research to improve reproductive efficiency in Florida cattle. photo by Eric Zamora. The programs in the college are very Students work on a flower project in an agriculture class. Through the course of the day, many agriculture students have classes at Fifield Hall. graduate researcher Cosandre Hochreiter checks on barn owl nest site at UF ' s Everglade Research and lucation Center. The five owlets were among several bies and their parents in this abandoned barn. Research are trying to boost the amount of barn owls because kill rodents. Rodents can cause up to $30 million rth of damage per year to sugarcane while the owls can almost 3000 rodents in a year. photo Eric Zamo ra 29 architecture project, a stud draws a sketch.. The College of Architecture was established at the University of Florida in 1925, and has since grown to be one of the largest design, planning and construction sites in the country. There are many different professional disciplines offered in the college. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, these include architecture, construction, interior design and landscape architecture, and urban and regional planning at the graduate level. There are also Ph.D. programs available in architecture, building construction, and urban and regional planning. The college emphasizes a global perspective to broaden student ' s point of view, so a graduate from the college can find employment anywhere they desire. Technology is also becoming extremely important in the Architecture student ' s life, ranging from access to forgeographic information systems to a personal computer. 30 Group work is a good for students to meet other people in their respective colleges. Trying to complete a survey project, students confer. Scale models are a good way for to see what the completed project would look like. Working on a scale model of a classroom, an architecture adds a scale person to the room. The College of Architecture blueprints are needed for construction tudents to guide how to build a Judging a blueprint, a student how to begin work at the site. 31 Emerson Courtyard is a popular place for students to gather after class and for group study. College of Business Administration The College of Business Administration was founded in 1927, and, in 1996, after receiving an endowment from 1958 business alumnus Al Warrington was renamed in his honor. The college has approximately 4000 students enrolled in a variety of degree programs: undergraduate, doctoral and graduate professional, including Internet MBA degrees. There are more then 1,200 graduate students enrolled in the college, pursuing advanced degrees in six specialized master ' s programs and seven MBA programs. More then 100 electives and 16 concentrations are offered to MBA students. Master ' s programs include: Master of Science in decision and Information Sciences; Master of Arts in International Business; Master of Arts in Real Estate; Master of Science in Management; Master of Accounting; and a newly created Master of Science in Finance. There are also over 100 doctoral students in the college ' s Ph.D. program, which leads to a Ph.D. in business administration. Students largely direct campus life, and there are more then a dozen student organizations run by and for business students. The faculty is widely recognized for it ' s excellence, with the Department of Finance ranked among the top 25 of all business schools by US News and World Report. US News also ranked the faculty in marketing, management, and accounting in the top 20. The bachelor and master ' s program in accounting is regularly regarded as one of the top twelve in the nation. Superior research is also a hallmark of the finance faculty, as recognized by the Journal of Finance: OF ranked number one in the Highest Numbers of Authors Published in 1997, and ,in 1998, ranked in the top 20 in Total Influence in topic areas of Corporate Finance and Financial Institutions. The Warrington College takes pride in it ' s ability to deliver high quality business education to the high number if students on campus. From its fine undergraduate program, to professional degrees, to Internet programs, the Warrington College strives to seek its constituency in the ever-changing business climate. 32 Computers play an integral part in a business student ' s life. In a computer lab, students work to complete assignments. When students get to their upper-level classes, class sizes become much smaller. Students pay close attention in a class at Matherly. The Emerson Courtyard and Bryan Hall tudents dream of the day when they will receive their diploma. A dean congratulates new graduate. 33 College of Dentistry The college of Dentistry was established in the late 1960s and admitted it ' s first class in 1972. In this short amount of time, the college has been recognized for it ' s rigorous teaching for extensive research activities that help further the understanding of oral diseases, develop new treatments and procedures for oral diseases, and for quality clinical programs that provide for superior patient care. The dental school is located in the Health Science Center, which also includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions, Veterinary Medicine, and with Shands Hospital at UF. Together, the compromise a health center campus which encourages a sharing of across disciplines. The college is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, which offers a four year program that culminates in a D.M.D. degree. Graduates from this program are well rounded in both dental and biological sciences and provide their patients with comprehensive care. 34 A college student looks at a jaw muscle under a high-powered microscope. Student Cindy Haug observes Associate Professor Carl Hansen, D.D.S., perform a prosthodontics procedure in the clinic. An important skill that a dentist needs is the ability to read X-rays. Students and a teacher look over sample X-rays for practice. The college has a preclinical simulation laboratory. A student observes while a teacher demonstrates a procedure. 35 Established in 1905, the College of Education has played a major role in the educational community for nearly a century. Under the leadership of former dean, James W. Norman, the college helped establish the P.K Yonge Laboratory School. P.K. Yonge is a place for education majors to receive practical training. Currently, the college produces educators through it ' s ProTeach program. This intensive five-year program culminates in a Masters of Education. The college also offers counseling, school psychology, and educational leadership programs at the graduate levels. ProTeach prepares future educators to work in early education, special education, and secondary education. The college ranks among the top three teacher education programs in the Southeast, with more than 300 students graduating per year. Alumni include one national Teacher of the Year and numerous state Teacher of the Year award winners. 36 An elementary education works on an art project in one of her classes. Children from Baby Gator Child Development Center where college students tutor and complete practium requirements in Early Childhood education. College of Education at Norman Hall Student Aaron Deal works with a middle school student during the to help improve the academic achievements during the school break. 37 The College of Engineering changed leadership in 1999 when engineering ' s Associate Dean of Research M. Jack Ohanian became interim dean of the college on July 1. He replaced former Dean Winfred Phillips, who became UF ' s vice-president for research and the Dean of the Graduate School. In other changes, the Civil Engineering (CE) and Civil and Coastal Engineering (COE) departments merged to create a new Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, with CE professor Marc Hoit the interim chair. John J. Warwick, who came to UF from the University of Nevada, Reno, became the chair of the Environmental Engineering Sciences in August 1999. Some long time college icons gained recognition this year, The Steel Teaching Sculpture, a fixture outside Weil Hall since 1986, was moved to a new location next to the North-South Drive entrance to the building and dedicated for the first time. The sculpture has been copied at 80 other universities across North America. The UF training nuclear reactor, in the Nuclear and Engineering Sciences department, had it ' s 40th anniversary in May, 1999. The reactor was the first of it ' s kind built in Florida. College students interested in the computer graphics job market received good news during the year. A new program, Digital Arts and Science, was launched for engineering and art students wanting careers in computer-generated graphic arts and music. The college also showed its winning spirits at several contests this year. UF aerospace engineers won the 3rd annual Micro Aerial Vehicle Competition with a plane less than 12 inches in size. The UF Steel Bridge Team took first place for the fourth year in a row at the American Society of Civil Engineers Southeast regional student competition. Subjugator, the robot submarine built by electrical engineering students in the Machine Intelligence Lab took 2nd place in a contest sponsored by the UF office of Naval Research. Finally, the formula racecar built by UF mechanical engineering students placed in the top 10 at the national Formula SAE competition. 38 engineering majors worked hard on their oat this year and their hard work paid off. look at those happy Gators! Much work goes into these projects hours of research and physical labor. The Biomedical Engineering group spends an afternoon on their Homecoming float down University Avenue The College of Engineering is one of the most demanding schools that OF has to offer. Who would have thought that a class called Ceramics could have been so hard? 39 College of Fine Arts Some volunteers work on a set for on shows put on students. hours of work and e into the final product The College of Fine Arts was officially established in 1975 when the College of Architecture and Fine Arts divided to form two colleges, the College of Architecture and the College of Fine Arts. The college provides instruction for students desiring a job in the arts. The college is made up of the School of Art and Art History, the School of Music, the Department of Theatre and Dance, New World School of the Arts in Miami, the Center for World Arts, the Center for the Arts and Public Policy, the University the Visual Arts Resources Center, and the Center for Performing Arts. The college offers programs in art studio areas, graphic design, creative art education and art history; music composition, music theory, music history, music education, music performance, sacred music, and music pedagogy; theater production, theater performance and dance. About 700 students are enrolled in the college and there is a student-teacher ratio of 9:1. 40 Students from the College of Fine arts put on plays throughout the year. These performances provide students with a valuable learning experience as well as a chance to play dress up. Some fine arts students spend a pleasant afternoon working on a mural. Many students feel the need to be outdoors in Gainesville when the weather is nice in Gainesville, these students add creativity to their outdoor pastimes. One student works on his piece of the mural while a passerby looks on appreciatively. The college of Fine arts provides students with a place to express themselves and learn more about the art they love. 41 College of Natural Resources and Environment Since Earth Day in 1970, environmental technology has become one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy. Environmental industries employ more than one million people in the U.S. University of Florida offers many specialized disciplines to respond to the of this growing field. The college offers a multidisciplinary degree in environmental science, which was designed by the college ' s affiliated faculty. The degree offers access to over 260 courses in 56 departments, which unites substantial portions of the entire university ' s academic programs in future-oriented liberal science. The first two years ' study lay a foundation for building expertise. Students need to know the natural sciences of physics, chemistry and biology. Microeconomics and is required to understand the human economy. Most students seek the Bachelor of Science, which offers specializations in environmental science and natural resource management. Some, however, will prefer the Bachelor of Arts, with specializations in environmental policy, education or business. Debbie Miller, right, assistant professor UF ' s Institute of F Agricultural Scien advises students in Natural Resource Col vation program at the Florida Center. 42 Student perform an experiment at a local pond. Luis Rosado and Jennifer Cohen, seniors majoring in wildlife ecology, use a linear transect to measure plant diversity in a pond at the Natural Area Teaching Laboratory. photo by Thomas Wright Field work is an important part of getting an education. Studying a forest, students get a better idea of what they are learning about in class. The college offices are housed in Newins-Ziegler Hall. 43 student gets ' and experience Human The College of Health and Human Performance has a myriad of degree programs designed to protect, maintain, and improve health. The college also prepares graduates to continue studies in medicine, physical therapy, hospital administration, and other health professions. After graduation with a degree from the College, there are a range of jobs a student can get, such as, teachers, coach, athletic trainers, exercise specialists, directors of parks, manger of recreation centers, stadium manager, sports marketing, and tourist attractions to name a few. The Department of Exercise and Sports Science Center offers programs that explore the immediate and lasting effects of exercise. Some students are allowed to work in the state-of-the-art Exercise Science Center. The Department of Health Science Education prepares students to enter the field of health education. This department works closely with Living Well, the university ' s employee wellness program. The Department of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism focuses on the role and impact of leisure services and activities on individuals, society and the environment. 44 An instructor shows her class that health can be a fun subject. These Gators lost no time on their Homecoming Float. And boy are they proud of it! College of Health and Human Performance The Florida Gym houses most of the courses for the College, and many students spend a lot of time in the lecture halls that used to be The Florida Gym used to actually be a gym. Now it is the home of he College of Health and Human erformance. tudents enjoy a lecture at the college. 45 Students in the college receive on training that they can take with them to the work force. College of Health Professions The College of Health Professions, established in 1958, is one of the largest and most diversified health institutions in the country. The college was the first in the United States dedicated solely to educating students in the health professions and served as a model for other universities. There are six departments that make up the college; clinical and health psychology, communicative disorders, health services administration, therapy, physical therapy, and rehabilitation counseling. With more than 500 students, the college offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. Students are trained to work in a variety of health situations through the college, ranging from acute and subacute, outpatient, to long-term care. To achieve such diverse training, the college has affiliations with Shands Alachua General Hospital, and the VA Hospital. 46 Members of the college adjust a hearing device on a local man. Students get personalized attention from professors. A student performs therapy on a patient ' s hand. child plays with a toy at a therapy session ith a member of the college. 47 Channel 5, the TV station located at Weimer Hall, is a for to get on air experience. College of Journalism and Communication The College of Journalism is one of the largest and most respected in journalism colleges in the United States. The college is housed in Weimer Hall, which contains five professional newsrooms, seven computer labs, three television studios, a photojournalism lab, two desktop publishing graphic labs, an interactive media lab and the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. The college has four departments: Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and The college offers degree programs in advertising, journalism (reporting, editing, magazines, and photojournalism), public relations, technical communications, and telecommunication (news, production, and operations). The college also offers a masters and doctoral degree in mass Students gain practical experience through working at the college ' s four radio stations, two stations and web site, as well as working with the independent student newspaper and the local daily newspaper. Students also are active in dozens of national and international internships. Through hard work and dedication, journalism students have managed to win many national awards. The college has one of the largest permanent endowments of any school or college in the field of journalism in the nation with more then $25 million. With this industry support, current students receive professional expertise, scholarships, internships and jobs. 48 Meeting deadlines are crucial in Journalism careers. Trying to meet a deadline for the 5:30 p.m . news, a student types frantically. The college is housed in Weimer Hall, which contains five professional seven computer labs, three studios, a photojournalism lab, two desktop publishing graphic labs and an interactive media lab. College of Journalism and Communications Computer skills are an asset that Journalism students must possess. 49 law student for finals in the courtyard next to the library. College of Law A record performance- in teaching, research and service- is a goal for the College of Law. Since the college ' s establishment in 1909, the University of Florida ' s law school has been educating leaders for law, business, education and government. The college is accredited by the American Bar Association an d is a member is the Association of American Law Schools. No other law school has produced as many presidents of the American Bar Association in the last 20 years as the University of Florida, no as many Florida Bar presidents. Dozens of alumni currently serve as federal and states judges and justices, and heads of states in major state and national organizations and government agencies. In addition to graduation with a Juris Doctor degree from a one of the nation ' s prominent law schools, UF law students now can earn certification in a particular area of law, such as environmental law or estates and trusts, which gives a UF graduate an edge in the job market and the world of practice. In the area of tax law, the college ' s graduate program is considered one of the best in the nation. Florida ' s LL.M. program in Comparative Law politics is attracting lawyers from around the world. 50 Students take notes at an information meeting at the College of Law. Levin College of Law The sculpture in the courtyard of the law school is a popular place to meet people after class. The Bailey Courtroom at the College of Law is the site of intramural competitions of the OF Trail Team and lectures by distinguished practitioners. 51 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the largest college at the University of Florida and stands at the heart of academic life at UF. The college offers an aca demic environment where students learn how to communicate more effectively, to reason independently, and to comprehend the institutions that have shaped the world. The main goal of the college is to prepare students as citizens and empower them to be leaders in the community around them. The college tries to prepare students for an increasingly complex and interconnected world. The college attempts to have cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity among students and faculty. This is evident in some of the myriad of highly rated programs offered through the college which include, African studies, Latin-American studies, chemistry, anthropology, and gerontology. The college ' s Jewish studies is the largest of its kind in the South. Over 200 National Merit Scholars are among the talented graduates and undergraduates who have chosen study in the college. The college faculty is award winning with awards in Guggenheim Fellowships, Fulbright scholars, and other r ecognition on the national level. Alumni from the college go on to lead major corporations, write nationally known books, serve in public office and even work at NASA as an astronaut. 52 Anthropology is a popular major offered in the college. A student looks at fossils for a project. Liberal Arts students work closely with other colleges. Some students work with the College of Agriculture. A bulk of the Liberal Arts and Sciences classes are found at Turlington Hall. Plaza of Americas is a popular place for students to spend the gap they might have between classes. 53 A student takes the blood pressure of a patient while a professor looks on. The College of Medicine is committed to the education and training of compassionate caregivers. In over 40 years history, the college has educated over 3,000 physicians, most of whom have provided for Florida citizens their expertise in both general and specialized health care. The college has one of the most effective medical student education programs, and OF medical students consistently score high on licensing examinations. More than 75 percent of graduates are ranked in the top third of their residency program. The college is a national leader in the area of medical informatics, including widespread use of technology such as interactive laser disks, use of the Internet and CD-ROMs. In fact, electronic tools developed at the college are now being used by more then half of the medical schools in the nation. The college ' s Ph.D. program has now become an interdisciplinary program (IDP). The DP allows for medical students to receive broad training in their first year with more specialized training in the following years at the college. This program helps to integrate clinical and basic science training with the education process. The home for a bulk of the college ' s activity is the Health Science Center. Also located near this center is the Brain Institute, which deals with all aspects of the neurobiology system. This institute is an international resource which has collaborating researchers at more then 65 universities throughout the US and at least 15 foreign countries. 54 Students must have a good background in biology before going into medical school. A student performs an experiment on an earthworm. Students go over the parts in the digestive system. Shands hospital is good for medical students because it allows for internships and experience. students perform a chemical experiment in one of their classes. 55 The College of Nursing goal is to help prepare students to become practitioners and scientist whom can care for a diverse society and to help address health care needs. The college is one of six colleges located in the Health Science Center. With the establishment of the college within the framework of the Health Science Center, nursing students are awarded an opportunity to receive collegial and professional development in a University setting. Shands Hospital is home to outpatient clinics, a psychiatric unit and a hospital unit for students to earn professional practice. The VA medical center also offers a place for students to practice their field of nursing under supervised observation. In addition to its programs in Gainesville, the college has campuses in Jacksonville and Orlando to help provide urban access for graduate students. Nursing graduates can enter professional positions in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings with clients of all ages or they can farther their education at the graduate level in the college. The College of Nursing degree program is accredited by the National League for Nursing and is approved by the Florida State Board of Nursing. Degrees that offered through the college are at both the undergraduate and graduate level and include a bachelor of science in science, a master of science in nursing, and a doctor of philosophy in nursing science. The college is also a member of the Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing, the Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing of the Southern Regional Education Board and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. 56 A nurse from Shands visits a local home. A nurse works in the neonatal unit at Shands. A patient plays with a nursing student ' s stethoscope. Nurses must know the appropriate amount of medicine to give to a patient. 57 As the healthcare environment changes, so does the pharmacy industry. Today, pharmacists run ambulatory clinics, control medication dosage, order lab tests, perform basic physical assessments , supervise home health activities, implement health education activities, and work with the health care team to ensure that medication produces the desired outcome. Pharmacists are the most available health care practitione rs. In a variety of healthcare settings, they provide advice on prescription and nonprescription drug therapy, health aids, herbal and nutritional supplements, and disease state information. Pharmacists are rated by the public as one of the most trusted professions. The College ' s research efforts contribute significantly to improvements in healthcare. Research in drug delivery syste ms, the neurobiology of aging and new drug development keep the college at the forefront of graduate research institutions. The faculty has been very productive in obtaining research support and their findings through presentations and publications. In an effort to ensure the most modern and clinical and administrative skills, the college implemented a new six year Doctoral program, which stresses patient interaction through the curriculum. Students not only learn about pharmaceutical sciences but also how to take care of patients. They learn how to apply the principles of communication, management, clinical assessment and teamwork. The college also offers three combined degree programs: the Doctor of Pharmacy and Master ' s of Business Administration degree program; Doctor of Pharmacy and Master ' s of Physician Assistant Studies degree program; and the Doctor of Pharmacy and Doctor of in the Pharmaceutical Sciences degree program. The college also provides continuing education programs for practicing pharmacists. The working Professional Pharm.D. program is a distance education program rated among the most innovative in healthcare education. Pharmacists in many states can access a rigorous program that will enhance their knowledge of skills. The Working Professional Pharm.D program allows pharmacists to train on a part-time basis to meet requirements for the Doctor of Pharmacy degree over nine semesters. 58 Pharmacy students receive a lot of hands-on training to help prepare them for their future careers. In a demanding class two students study together to get the most out of their learning experience. Many students find it helpful to quiz each other before a big exam. Collaboration on research and intense faculty help are part of what make the College of Pharmacy a success. their off hours this fall students orked hard to make their float the best it could be. hat a ferocious gator! 59 Dr. Sue Newell, ass tant professor of radi- logy, monitors a cat or radioactivity while veterinary technician Mauragis College of Veterinary Medicine The state ' s only veterinary school, the College of Veterinary Medicine is recognized internationally for it ' s wildlife program and for it ' s research in the area of infectious diseases. Wildlife veterinarians at UF serve as a vital resource to referring veterinarians, the pet-owning public, and many private zoos and animal rehabilitation groups. Infectious disease scientists with the college have developed vaccines for a variety of tick-borne diseases threatening livestock from subtropical Africa and in some areas of the Caribbean. Founded officially in 1978, the college offers a four year professional (D.V.M.) degree program, as well as graduate studies to students who wish to further their education with a master of sciences degree or a Ph.D. Students who receive their veterinary degrees from the college typically go on to work in private practice, either on their own or with established veterinary firms, in the state of Florida or elsewhere. Most UF veterina ry alumni choose to remain in state after graduation. In 1982, the UF veterinary college became the first in the country to establish a neonatal intensive care unit for foals. A handful of other veterinary colleges have since started similar units, looking to UF ' s as a model. UF continues to contribute to provide quality diagnostic and treatment care to many valuable thoroughbred and Arabian horses of all ages from the Ocala area, one of the country ' s primary breeding and training locales. 60 Dr. Michael Schaer and Dr. Cynda with veterinary tech Julie and student Erik Daly work an injured cat in the ICU at the animal hospital. Dr. Jan Shearer, extension for dairy cattle, with Dr. Adrian Gonzales Sagues of Spain at a Trenton dairy farm during a Master Hoof Trimmer course now available through the college. Oncology nurse Tammy Shelley and Dr. Leslie Fox, associate professor of small animal, prepare chemotherapy drugs for using during " chemo day " at the college. Dr. Huisheng Xie, veterinary acupuncturist, administers acupuncture treatment to Pam Sebree ' s dog, Rose, at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. 61 sports r those of us who have ever been to a Gator it is truly evident the amount of spirit the University of Florida has. Amidst the yelling and screaming of alumni and students you can see painted faces, wigs, and tattoos of Gator pride. With the numerous amounts of sports that the university hosts it is hard to attend them all Whether you are on the team or just a spectator offers many opportunities to get involved with sports. The Swamp for some is a stadium, but for others who have been attacked by our growling Gators, the swamp brings fear. This massive building, when filled with fans is enough to turn the strongest of people into wimps who will need years of psychotherapy to recover. Intimidation is the key and the Gators have it. With the great support obtainedftom people across the world, our teams know they are Coved. It is this support which contributes to our success and championships. With fans as dedicated as gator fans it is hard not to achieve greatness. In the future this success will only increase and we can be sure that Gator Sports will continue to bring the ' University something to be proud of. 62 EARNEST Graham The Gators entered the 1999 season against Western Michigan. Standout quarterback Tim Lester led Western Michigan in a game that saw the talented QB light up Florida ' s Defense for 405 yards. Gary Darnell, who was Florida ' s interim coach before Steve Spurrier arrived in Gainesville, coached the Broncos. Several times Darnell took plays right out of Spurrier ' s book, including the opening play in which the coach had his team lineup in a version of the Emory Henry formation. The young Florida defense didn ' t have a starter remaining from the lineup that opened last season. The team ' s youth showed as the game was close in the second half as John Capel mishandled the second half kickoff that led to the Broncos scoring from three yards out to make the score 31-26. However the Florida offense prevailed with Doug Johnson leading the way with 277yards on 20-38 attempts with four touchdowns and Earnest Graham ran for 158 yards. Though Spurrier had to survive a little scare up until early in the second half, his offense functioned smoothly collecting 624 net yards. However the Gators defense would have to im- prove if they were to compete once SEC competition started. Doug Johnson threw four touchdown passes in under a 9:47 span that bridged the first and second quarters to shut down the Golden Knights of the University of Central Florida. UCF entered the game (0-2), but did manage to score first with a touchdown early in the game. However OF soon opened up its office scoring 58 of the next 65 points opening a 44-point lead over the Knights. Johnson completed 15-of-23 passes for 271 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first half. Doug Johnson, who played only in the first half, moved past Steve Spurrier to number six on the school ' s all-time passing yards list. The Defense continued to struggle against the passing game, allowing Vic Penn to throw for 379 yards on 34-of-55 passing. The defense looked lost and confused as the Gators finished up their " warm-up " part of the season. The Gators next play against the defending national champions, the Tennessee Volunteers. The Gators welcome the Vols to " The Swamp, " with the winner having the inside track to the East Division title of the Southeastern Conference as well a better position for the Bowl Championship Series. The Gators have the longest current home winning streak in the nation, at 29 games. GERARD WARREN UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA FLO GATORS 64 FLORIDA jT UNIVERSITY OF GATORS TENNESSEE ALEX BROWN Florida waited a long year to prove that it was better then the national champs, and with a defensive end that couldn ' t be stopped, the Gators just did make their case. Florida entered their third game of the season 2-0, and snapped Tennessee ' s 14-game winning streak. The Gators kept alive two equally impressive streaks of its own. The Gators won their 30 straight game at The Swamp and stayed undefeated at home against the Volunteers (1-1,0-1) since 1971, when Phil Fulmer played offensive line and Steve Spurrier was a backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. Most importantly, the victory provided healing to a team that was haunted all last year in the 20-17 defeat to Tennessee. In that game, Florida committed five turnovers and missed a chip shot in overtime to give the victory to the Volunteers. Tennessee went on to when the SEC East and eventually won the national championship by defeating the Florida State Seminoles. Just like last year, Florida tried to give the game away. This time though, Tennessee wouldn ' t take it. Florida was led by defensive end Alex Brown, who seemed unstoppable. Brown was in Tee Martin ' s face most of the night, sacking the quarterback five times. Doug Johnson threw for 338 yards and two scores. However, he did throw two interceptions that hurt the Gators. Robert Gillespie 65 FLORIDA KENTUCKY GATORS Despite losing Earnest Graham to a deep thigh bruise on the second play of the game, the Gators (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) had little difficulty extending their winning streak over the Wildcats (2-2, 0-1) to 13 games. Florida jumped to a 28-0 halftime lead and coasted, rolling up 476 total yards of offense. Though Johnson burned the Wildcats badly on a couple pass plays, Florida ' s running game did the most damage. The Gators offensive line opened wide holes for Bo Carroll and Robert Gillespie who had little trouble picking up for the injured Graham. Doug Johnson played a solid game throwing for 241 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 38-10 victory over Kentucky. Robert Gillespie fan for 108 yards and a pair of scores as No. 3 Florida played with a balanced offensive attack to beat the wildcats. Gillespie keyed Florida ' s first with a short catch that he broke for a 47-yard gain. That set up Carroll ' s 14-yard scoring run with 10:22 left in the first quarter. On the next Florida scoring drive, it was Carroll again running up a seam in the Kentucky defense for 25 yards. John Capel then gained 14 yards on a go around which set up Johnson ' s play-action fake and deep throw to Darrell Jackson who streaked 49 yards to the end zone. The rest was history. ROBERT GILLESPIE 66 JOHN CAPEL ALABAMA FLORIDA GATORS Alabama coach Mike DuBose knows all about second chances. Florida coach Steve Spurrier knows all about overtime kicks. Alabama kicker Chris Kemp got a second chance at an extra point in overtime to lift No.21 Alabama to a 40-39 victory over the Gators. This snapped No. 3 Florida ' s 30-game winning streak at The Swamp and put the tumult that has overrun the Crimson Tide (4-1, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) on the back burner. Kemp got his second chance after the left side of Florida ' s line jumped offsides following Shaun Alexander ' s 25-yard touchdown run on the first play of Alabama ' s overtime possession. Florida again was the victim of turnovers and sloppiness as the Gators watched their home win record slip away. And, like last year, it was the kicking game that nailed their coffin shut. Florida received the ball first in overtime and scored a touchdown when quarterback Doug Johnson found Reche Caldwell in the end zone for a 6-yard strike. OF kicker Chris Chandler jogged on for the kick, but missed, marking the second time in a year Florida has missed a key chip shot in overtime. Chandler won the kicking job last year when Collins Cooper missed a short field in a 20- 17 overtime loss to Tennessee. Like that loss, this one severely hinders Florida ' s shot at a national title, although the SEC title still seems within reach. The Gators still own the tiebreaker over Tennessee and could play in the SEC title game — against Alabama, possibly — by winning the rest of its conference games. RECHE CALDWELL BO CARROLL 67 FLORIDA LSU GATORS ROBERT CROMARTIE The Gators overcame the rain and a hostile crowd in Baton Rouge to beat LSU and improved to 4-1 overall and 2-1 Southeastern Conference. The Gators were led by Robert Gillespie, who two years ago was on the sidelines cheering for LSU when it upset the Gators. Gillespie, who once planned to attend LSU, scored two touchdowns for the Gators in route to a 31-10 victory over the Tigers. Gillespie gained 108 yards on 21 carries in the slop, including 66 in the second half. A pounding rain fell for much of the second quarter and halftime, turning Tiger Stadium field into a flooded, muddy swamp in the second half. That alone prevented a Florida blowout but did not completely stop Steve Spurrier ' s high-powered offense. Florida ' s offense has averaged more than 500 yards a game in the first four games of the season. However, the dismal conditions forced the Gator offense to gain just 345 yards, while the and the Gator defense held LSU to 165 total yards. It took only 20 seconds for Florida to erase any lingering memories of their last visit to Tiger Stadium when LSU knocked them from their No. I ranking and snapped a 25-game SEC winning streak. Two plays into the game the Gators were ahead 7- 0 as Johnson hit Darrell Jackson for a 73-yard gain and Gillespie scampered untouched another 7 yards to score. By the end of the first quarter Florida was up 10-0 and never looked back. FLORIDA UNIVERSITY GATORS OF AUBURN The Gators victory against Auburn might not have been pretty, but it was enough to handle the Tigers. This was Florida ' s 70 " ' Southeastern Conference victory this decade and helped improve the Gator record to 6-1, 4-1 in the conference. It was also Spurrier ' s 99 win at Florida, which moved him past former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer for the most victories by a coach in the first 10 years at a Division 1-A school. But this was hardly the effort Spurrier wanted from the Gators, who angered him so much in last week ' s 31-10 victory over LSU he threatened to make them run as a punishment. The Gators seemed to shut down on both sides of the ball after taking a 25-point lead. Robert Gillespie scored on a one-yard touchdown run to seal a 32-14 win. The Gators were able to move the ball up the field at will against the Tigers in the first half rolling up 319 yards total offensive. However five trips to the red zone ended with four field goals and a Doug Johnson interception in the end zone. Florida led just 19-0 in the first half. Florida opened the second half by scoring on its first possession-a 62-yard touchdown run by Bo Carroll that extended the lead to 25-0. After that, the Gators seemed to shut down. They had just 80 yards of offensive in the third quarter, 62 on Carroll ' s run. The Gators managed to hold on to this game but showed plenty of weaknesses. The Gators have their bye week coming up and Spurrier is sure to have plenty to talk about as they prepare for the big with Georgia at Jacksonville. KENYATTA WALKER 68 EARNEST GRAHAM FLORIDA UNIVERSITY OF GATORS GEORGIA Steve Spurrier did his Vince Dooley impression against the 10th ranked Bulldogs. It worked, and Spurrier earned his 100th victory as the Gator ' s head coach in the most fitting way possible. Not only did the 30-14 win come against Georgia (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern the team he loves to beat the most, but it came in the same manor that the Bulldogs use to stick it to the Gators for all those years. His defense shut down Georgia in the second half and used an offense more suited to the ground than the Fun " N Gun that made him famous throughout the 90 ' s. With the win, Florida made it their ninth out of the last 10 meetings in this series and took control in the highly competitive SEC East. If the Gators (7-1, 5-1) beat Vanderbilt at home next week and South Carolina on the road the following week, they ' ll be heading back to the SEC title game in Atlanta for the first time since 1996. However first they will celebrate a victory in one the nation ' s storied rivalries, best known as " The World ' s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. " This year ' s version was a watered-down affair. A game bogged down by steady rain in the first half, sputtering offense in the second, and enough stupid penalties and stalled drives to last the rest of the season. The Gators continue to roll through the heart of their SEC schedule. However, if they are to contend for a national title, they had better shape up before the big showdown in the Swamp on November 20 when the Seminoles come visiting. RECHE CALDWELL 69 FLORIDA GATORS • VANDERBILT Alan Rhine Lito Sheppard The Gators received outside help in its quest for its second national title in the 90 ' s when Minnesota upset second ranked Penn State. This upset would probably move the Gators up a spot from number 5 to 4 in the polls. So how did the Gators respond to such good luck? They responded with a performance that made such a goal as a national title seem laughable. The Gators fought for a 13-6 victory over Vanderbilt, yes Vanderbilt. The win did keep the Gators (8-1, 6-1) in line for the SEC title game in December. What it couldn ' t have done, however, was impress many people, although it came against an improved Vandy (5-4, 2-4) team. Commodore quarterback Greg Zolman completed a 44-yard pass to Tavarus Hogans with less then a minute left in the game and set up a first and ten on the Gators 19-yard line. The Gators held Vanderbilt and escaped against a team they had learned to take for granted over the years. Doug Johnson completed just 14-24 passes for 143 yards and came to the sideline for a number of all-too-familiar confrontations with frustrated coach Steve Spurrier. When Spurrier wasn ' t arguing with Johnson, he was in conference with offensive line coach Jimmy Ray Stephens, trying to figure a way to stop a Vanderbilt pass rush that totaled five sacks and forced a couple of Johnson fumbles. There were few bright spots on the day for the Gators, with running back Earnest Graham being one of them. Graham came of the bench and rushed for 124 yards on 16 carries . While Graham was out grinding the football on the ground, the other Gator players seemed to be absent. FLORIDA SOUTH GATORS CAROLINA With a new quarterback at the helm, Florida did no better with Jessie Palmer then they had did with Doug Johnson, but still managed to push past winless South Carolina 20-3. Palmer, brought in when Johnson couldn ' t move the club against Vanderbilt, was erratic and off target in his first start of the season. He threw a touchdown pass to Darrell Jackson and kept the Gators (9-1, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) out of trouble the rest of the game. Florida ' s victory against the Gamecocks meant a SEC Eastern Division crown and a trip to the league title game for the sixth time in eight years. The victory also kept alive any chance the Gators have for a national championship. They play No. 1 Florida State next week in The Swamp to close their regular season. Nevertheless, this couldn ' t have been what Coach Spurrier wanted after benching Johnson, a senior, for Palmer. And it sure won ' t impress the Bowl Championship Series, in which the Gators are now forth behind FSU, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. The Gators looked lost and confused while on the field. Palmer finished 15-33 for 161 yards and one touchdown. Also adding to the problem were Gator receivers. Travis Taylor dropped a pass in the end zone and Darrell Jackson let a ball go off his fingertips after getting behind the secondary. If the Gators are to compete against Florida State- much less a national title- they will need to get the offense in gear or they might be in for some long nights. 70 FSU FLORIDA GATORS Kenyatta Walker ALEX BROWN The Gators finally found that all those speed bumps in the road turned into a wall when Florida State entered Florida field in a showdown for state and national supremacy. The Gators (9 -2) lost for just the forth time at home in ten years under Steve Spurrier. For the past seven years, this series has turned into a sort of game, and the Gators weren ' t knocked out until the very end. With the Gators on the FSU 40, Jessie Palmer threw a desperation pass into the end zone, where a half-dozen players were waiting for the ball. It was tipped by several Florida State defenders and fell to the ground before Brian Haugabrook had a chance to grab it. The Seminoles raced to midfield and began the celebration, their helmets to the air and stomping on the turf where they last won in 1993....the year they won a national championship. A little bit of Warrick and Weinke, along with a little bit of Janikowski and a whole bunch Florida State defense has FSU playing for the national title instead of the Gators. Peter Warrick ran for one touchdown and set up another with a 38-yard catch. Sebastian Janikowski kicked three field goals, one being from 54 yards, as Florida lost two in a row to the Seminoles. Florida must regroup and get ready for a rematch with Alabama in the SEC Championship game. The Crimson Tide have already knocked the Gators off once this season and will look to do it again. Spurrier has to get his players ready if they are going to salvage what ' s left of the season KENYATTA WALKER SEC Florida V. Alabama The Gators entered the SEC championship game with something to prove. They had lost one game in overtime already to Alabama, at The Swamp. They had just lost a game to state rival FSU when Jessie Palmer ' s pass fell incomplete in the end zone, at The Swamp. So when the Gators still had a chance to obtain their biggest goal of the season in form of a SEC championship, Steve Spurrier knew that his team had something to fight for. Too bad he forgot to tell his team all this. The Gators showed an effort that would have made the Bad News Bears proud. The results of the game resembled what was left of Custard ' s charge. Florida suffered one of the worst nights of the Steve Spurrier era. There was no fun in the " Fun ' n Gun " offense for Florida, which managed only 114 yards and six first downs in the worst performance since Spurrier arrived back in 1990. The Crimson Tide thoroughly dominated the fifth ranked Gators for a 34-7 victory in Southeastern Conference championship game, clinching its first title since 1992. The game went completely Alabama ' s way in the fourth quarter. Freddie Milons broke lose for an electrifying 77-yard touchdown run with 11:54 remaining. Increasing Alabama ' s lead to 22-7. Less then 18 seconds later, on Florida ' s very next position, defensive end Reggie Grimes picked off a deflected pass and returned the interception 38 yards for another TD. The Gators next match up will be at the Citrus Bowl when Michigan State makes its way down south. If the Gators are to salvage this season, they had best perform like the Gators of old rather then the Gators of new HEAD COACH STEVE SPURRIER TODD JOHNSON 72 JESSE PALMER I CITRUS GATORS V. MICHIGAN BOWL STATE The Gator offense finally found their way onto the field. It ' s just too bad the defense couldn ' t join them. Travis Taylor caught 11 passes for 156 yards and three touchdowns, but it wasn ' t enough as Michigan State defeated Florida 37-34 on a field goal as time expired. The Gators were playing in the Citrus Bowl for the second time in three years. You could see the difference in the two teams throughout the game. After the game winning kick sailed through the uprights, the Spartans charged onto the field, celebrating their first 10-victory season since 1965 and a victory in their first New Year ' s Day bowl appearance in 11 years. The Gators on the other hand could not have been to thrilled to be there. What had once become a Payton Manning joke as king of the Citrus Bowl, Florida is quickly finding its name associated with the bowl game that ' s held in Orlando. The Gators fought hard all the way. They took a 21-20 lead into halftime, and after the two teams went scoreless through most of the third quarter, the excitement began. The two teams battled back and forth trading touchdowns with each other. The difference maker though was Plaxico Burress. Burress set a school record with 13 receptions, including three for touchdowns. He helped coach Bobby Williams join George Perles as just the second Michigan State coach to win in his debut. The Gators finished the season with three straight losses. They lost two at the swamp matching the previous 8 years under Steve Spurrier. OF will try to regroup and come out strong next season. 73 • , With one arm high, this cheerleader raises spirit during a half time break. Pom-poms shaking, this OF cheerleaders does the Gat or Chomp! 74 Performing a half-time show, these Dazzlers excite the crowd. Watch Out! With legs and arms flying in all direction, the Dazzlers completed routines in perfect unison. UF DAZZLERS 75 FLORIDA VOLLEYBALL Coach Wise traveled Europe with former UFf players as they furthered their careers. HEAD COACH MARY WISE Senior Jen Sanchez sets a ball up for a spike and achieves her goal! Jen proved to be an asset to the team and will truly be missed. With words of advice, Coach Wise tries to get the teams attention. 76 The 1999-2000 Gator Volleyball Season was as easy to win as dig...set..spike. With the SEC championship being a tradition, it seemed only natural that in 1999 the Gators be returned their title. Everything was in place, two returning All-American seniors who promised to surpass their previous records. The rest of the team was ready and the anticipation could be felt by all. Once on the court a fire was started and there was no stopping the Gators. From game to game teams across the country fell to the prey of the Florida Gators. It seemed as if an unbeatable force had been set loose. The SEC championship was theirs, then it was on to the National but first the Semifinals. Of course no one thought it could happen, but it did. In the first round of the Semifinals the Gators lost control and all hopes of a National Championship. To the mercy of Pacific, Florida fell, but in their fall something else was rising. The hopes for next year had already begun as if this year had never existed. 2000 promises to be one of the best Gator Volleyball seasons yet. 77 LADY GATOR ow in its second season under Head Coach Jill Briles-Hinton, the University of Florida women ' s golf team began the 1999-2000 season at the Lady Razorback Invitational in Rogers, Ark, finishing in second place with a score of 617. The Lady Gators feature two returnees: junior Dana von Louda and sophomore Lauren Shniderman accompanied by three freshman: Jeanne Cho, Paul Marti, and Brittany Straza. Freshman Paula Marti tied for second place. Marti was followed by fellow freshman Brittany Straza who tied for ninth place, and Jeanne Cho who tied for 16th place. Sophomore Lauren Shniderman tied for 22nd place, while junior Dana von Louda concluded the tournament in 44th place. Brittany Straza became the first Lady Gator freshman golfer to win a tournament since Riko Higashio in 1996, as she captured the Lady Buckeye Fall Invitat ional at Ohio State with a score of 8-over-par 224. The team finished in eighth place. Straza was followed by fellow freshmen Jeanne Cho, who tied for 30th place over par and Sam Zausner White, who tied for 38th place in her first collegiate tournament. Lauren Shniderman tied for 5 0th place. Freshman Sarah Coleson, also playing in her first collegiate tournament, tied for 50th place. Junior Dana von Louda finished in 60th place. In the final day of the Mercedes-Benz Women ' s Collegiate hosted by the University of Tennessee, Lady Gator Golfer Jeanne Cho shot a 4-over-par 76. Cho finished in a tie for seventh place, the best tournament of her young career. The team finished in 16th place after Brittany Straza withdrew due to a lower back sprain. Lady Gator freshman Paula Marti finished in a tie for 43rd place, Sam Zausner White tied for 76th place, and Lauren Shniderman finished in 86th place. For the second consecutive tournament, freshman Jeanne Cho posted a top 10 finish, tying for sixth place in the Lady Paladin Invitational, hosted by Furman University. The 24th-ranked Lady Gators finished in 11th place. Paula Marti finished in 17th place. Sam Zausner White finished in a tie for 88th place, Dana von Louda shot a 12-over-par 84, tying her for 104th place. Freshman Brittany Straza shot a 7-over-par 79 on Sunday, after she withdrew from the second round on Saturday. The Lady Gators participated in their final tournament of the fall season when they traveled to Kaiwah Island, SC to participate in the Palmetto Intercollegiate Tournament, hosted by the College of Charleston. The Lady Gators shot an 18-over-par 306 in the final round to finish in 12th place with a three- round total of 935. Jeanne Cho shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round finish in a third place tie with a 5-over-par 221. Sam Zausner White shot a 2-over par 74 in the final round to finish in a tie for 33rd place with 232. Brittany Straza shot a 4-over-par 76 to finish in a tie for 36th place with 233 . Sophomore Lauren Shniderman fired an 85 in the final round, finishing in a tie for 82nd place with 249. And Sarah Coleson also shot 85 in the final round, finishing in a tie for 95th place with a 257. 78 MEN ' S CROSS counTRY ace after race, stride after stride, cross-country is truly a sport that requires perse verance, a key characteristic of all University of Florida Athletes. This year how ver, Doug Brown, the men ' s head cross-country coach is looking to go that extra mile and place the team in the top three at regionals and to qualify for the NCAA Championships. Following their 1998 performance of finishing in the top three of the SEC this goal is going to take dedication, but it is definitely within the team ' s reach. Junior runner, Rob Evans is expected to lead the team to victory. Evans demonstrated his leadership ability by becoming the first Gator, under Coach Brown, to earn and individual qualifying spot in the national meet. No runner had met this goal since Mike Mykytok in 1991. This was merely the beginning; Evans went on to lead the team to four top-10 finishes. It began with the Nike Twi-light invitational in which the Gators obtained a perfect score. The team went on to finish in the Sam Bell Invitational with 8th place. Later at the Gator Invitational, UF beat out 18 other teams. The true test came when UF ran in the SEC Championships. After hours of training and practice the Gators would not be easily beaten. Unfortunately, the team took fourth at the SEC race, which meant they would not be going to the NCAA championships. With dismay in their hearts, the team could do nothing but look forward to next year with much more vigor than before. This year however, Coach Brown was proud of the team and their efforts. No matter what the team feels, the Gators are behind them 100 percent. 79 HEAD COACH JUDI MARKELL GATOR GYMNASTICS Freshmen Hilary Thompson matched the Florida beam record of 9.95. 80 Front Row: Jenny Carow, Hilary Thompson and Kelly Hesbeens. Second Row: Lindsey Miner, Gabby Fuchs, Maryann Esposito and Teal Chiabotti Standing: Chrissy Van Fleet, Jacqui Williams and Krissy Dreger. Ted Crom Gymnastics Studio at the O ' Connel Center. 81 Head Coach: Becky Burleigh 82 Front Row: Andi Sellers, Keisha Bell, Abby Wambach, Whitney Singer, Daniel Bass, Regan Weisemann Second Row: Karyn Hall, Christie Brady, Andrea Velasco, Erica Schubert, Kristen Fisher, Kara Rao, Kristen Chapman, Daniel Rust, Daniel Murphy Third Row: Renee Reynolds, Angie Olson, Sara Yohe Manager: Janet Goslin Athletic Trainer: Brian Hatzel Manger: Benny Hsu Head Coach: Becky Burleigh Athletic Trainer: Tracy Brown, Dr. Tom Kaminiski Assistant Coach: Vic Campbell Third Row: Heather Mitts, Jill Stevens, Erin Gilhart, Jordan Kellgrin Fourth Row: Coach Steve Springthorpe Volunteer Coach: Matthew Mitchell 83 Preparing for a shot, Freshman Donnell harvey aims high. With the background of being the nations no. 1 recruit, Harvey has proved himself a valued asset to the Gator team. HEAD COACH Billy Donovan Three years later who would have thought Billy Donovan could have taken the Gators to the NCAA finals? For most this goal seemed far off, yet with Coach Donovan ' s great dedication to the team the goal was an easy one. Donovan bulldozed the Florida Basketball team and has rebuilt a more powerful team with champinships in the future. MEN ' S Reaching for the ball Sophomor Teddy Dupay, attempts to catch a rebound. As a guard Dupay has excelled on the team and made his mark. Although height is normally a benefit in basketball, Dupay proves that a 5 ' 10 " player can be a true asset to the team. BASKETBALL 84 The University of Florida ' s Mens basketball program entered its fourth season of the Billy Donovan era and had one of its most successful seasons in school history. The Gators for only the second time in school history won a share of the coveted SEC title. Bolstered by a new freshmen class and the return of many key players from the prior years run to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament, expectations for the 1999-2000 team was very high. The freshmen class, which many deemed one of the top five recruiting classes for the year in a row, included: Matt Bonner from Concord, New Hampshire; Justin Hamilton, from Sarasota; Donnell Harvey, from Shellman, Georgia; and Brett Nelson from St. Albans, West Virginia. With the return of sophomores Mike Miller, Teddy Dupay, and Udonis Haslem these young Gators led UF to a 29-8 season as well as a 12-4 SEC season. Many knew the Gators with their talented underclassmen would one day make a big impact on Gator basketball, but how quickly they were able to do it was surprising. The Gators as a team broke or tied many school records. They tied a school record with 23 regular season wins, led the SEC in 3 offensive categories, made the most field goals in school history with 1,104, most free throws in school history with 628, and forced 19.54 turnovers per game to name a few. The team also set a new high point game total in the lopsided victory over New Hampshire, 131-72. The upperclassmen, juniors Major Parker and Brent Wright and senior Kenyan Weaks, were elected captain of the youth-dominated squad. Kenyan Weaks, made a school record 33 free throws and his free throw percentage of 89.8% was best for a UF senior in school history. Brent Wright was named to the SEC Goodworks team and Teddy Dupay was named to the SEC All-Academic team. Warming the Bench the Florida Gators stare on in hopes of win. Team support was a big part of the game and even thouh they were no playing, words of encouragement coul be heard from th sidelines. With the help of thousands of scream- ing fans in the background the Florida Gators knew they were everyones favorite. 85 Practice played a key role in helping the Gators reach th championship. The team showed great dedication the entire year and was rewarded. Mike Miller was even darfted by the Orlando Magic as a sophomore, and although he will be missed we are proud of his Gator career. Staring on in content this little Gator fan proves size doesn ' t matter. As our team made its way through the sweet sixteen and final four, all true fans could be seen glued to TV sets and screaming loud the sounds of pride in the teams accomplishments. 86 One bad night can ' t ruin a season. Especially, not the kind of season the Florida Gators had. After a buzzer-beater shot against up start Butler by Mike Miller, the fifth seeded Gators advanced to play against former head coach Ron Kruger and his Illinois Fighting Illini. Current head coach, Billy Donovan, succeded Kruger in 1996. Donovan and the Gators beat the Illini 93-76 and advanced o the second consecutive sweet sixteen for the first time in school history. In the sweet sixteen the Gators faced the number one seed in the East, Duke University. The Gators ' 87-78 victory over Duke was the first time in history the Gators beat a number one seed. Florida out scored Duke 13-0 in the final four minutes of the game. The victory over Duke advanced Florida to the Elite Eight where it faced third seeded Oklahoma St. Oklahoma St. was lead by seven seniors in contrast to the seven underclassmen in UF ' s ten man rotation. Oklahoma St. fell to OF 77-65 and the Gators stormed on to the Final Four for only the second time in school history. In that game Florida faced UNC Chapel Hill. The Gators used the same game plan which included a ten man rotation, the full court press, and balanced scoring which lead to the 71-59 victory over UNC. Leaving UNC behind, the Gators faced the championship game, the first ever in history, against Michigan State. Michigan State stepped up after it beat Wisconsin 53-41 in the other Final Four game. Unfortunately the momentum the Gators had came to a halt and they lost to Michigan St. 89-76. However, Udonis Haslem had a season high of 27 points for the Gators. Brent Wright laid out a recorded double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Haslem was named to the Final Four team. Mike Miller, Brett Nelson, and Haslem were all named to the East Regional team. In response to the game Haslem said, " It ' s been a great season. You hate it to end like this. " The team returned the day after the championship game to an airport full of supporters. The Gators also had a celebration in their honor in remembrance of their wonderful NCAA tournament run. One of the greatest of the Gator team this year, other than the excellent coaching of Billy Donovan, was their effort to work as a team. With such a large amount of it is hoped that this young team will only become a more driving force within the next year or two. Without a doubt a championship title is within our grasp. 87 WOMEN ' S BASKETBALL Preparing to block a shot, Senior Co- Captain Kelly Free- man concentrates on the game. As a for- ward Freeman has avast knowledge of the game, making her a fundamental player. In her ninth year, Coach Carol Ross led the Lady Gators to the National Championships. Despite the fact that she lost three of her high ranked seniors Ross has made the best of the season. Coupled by one of the toughest in program history, Coach Ross was determined to prove Gator Greatness. With all this against her team the Lady Gators still reached their goals. HEAD COACH Carol Ross The 1999-2000 Lady Gator Basketball team returned its top four scorers, its four top rebounders and eleven of twelve letter winners from the previous season for another successful season. Although the Gator ' s bid for an eighth consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament was left unfilled, the Lady Gators still competed in the National Invitational Tournament where they were the runners-up falling to Wisconsin, 75-74. Without the help of starting point guard Brandi McCain for the bulk of the season due to injuries, many players had to step up their game. This season ' s team was led by four seniors: Tiffany Travis, Tonya Washington, Kelly Freeman, and Erin O ' Neil. At the season ' s completion, Travis and Washington were drafted into the WNBA after a strong senior campaign. Due to McCain ' s injury, junior Tombi Bell stepped into the starting lineup to fill the position. Coach Carol Ross commented on Bell before to season started saying that " Tombi brings very good energy to the court. She can electrify her teammates. " Junior Tamara Stocks also played a significant role on the team and was a part of the Lady Gator inside game. Out of this year ' s sophomores, Brandi McCain made the biggest impact during her freshman season. She was the first Lady Gator freshman in history to make the All-SEC first team. McCain was elected a co-captain of this year ' s squad due to her great work ethic. Fellow sophomores Naomi Mobley and Monique Cardenas also continued to show improvement on their skills from their freshman seasons. For the 1999 2000 season, the Lady Gators welcomed 3 new players: Shona Rucker, Nikki Tibbs, and Jameelah Trimble. The schedule, as always, was difficult for the Lady Gators. They managed to post a 4-13 record for the season, however. The schedule featured 19 teams who played in a post season tournament the previous year. The Lady Gators also traveled to the 1998-1999 National Champion ' s Purdue in November. 88 Senior Erin O ' Neal makes a dviving pass. Part of her Gatore career has been her excellent rebound record. With great inten- sity she attacks each game with enormous dedica- tion. O ' Neal proves herself a valued assest time and again on the team. Women ' s Basketball: Front Row: (1 to r) Kelly Freeman, Tiffany Travis, Tombi Bell, Talatha Bingham, Brandi McCain, Monique Cardenas; Back Row: (1 to r) Naomi Mobley, Erin 0 ' Neil, Tamara Stocks, Candace Cunningham, Tonya Washington, Misty Knight. 89 n 1999, Coach Gregg Troy took over the men ' s and women ' s swimming and diving teams After the terrific season the women ' s swimming and diving team had last year under Coach Troy ' s guidance, it returned prepared to improve on last year ' s feat. The women ' s swimming and diving team has expanded its roster this season. Not only is the team larger, it is also younger Thirteen freshmen joined the team this season. In preparation for their championship run, the women ' s swimming and diving team travelec to non-conference powerhouse Michigan and attended the Early Bird Invitational at which th team finished first. Lead by senior captains Jenny DeLoach, Julie Holmes, Bradley Gracy an Caroline Vaughn, the tenth nationally ranked team placed 3rd in the SEC Championship and 19th at the NCAA Championship. At the NCAA Championship held in Indianapolis, Indiana, freshman Mary Beth Mounce from Plano, Texas finished 11th in the 200 meter backstroke touching the wall with a time of 2:12.0 earning an All American honorable mention. Also picking up an All American honorable mention accolade was the 400 meter freestyle team touching the wall at 3:46.43 for a 13th place finish. The team consisted of junior Nicole Duggan, freshman Diane Tennison, freshman Laura Cross, and sophomore Leah Martindale. Junior Sharon Rzadkowolsky placed 16th in the 1,500 meter- freestyle with a time of 16:40.55, also, earning an All American honorable mention status. The women ' s team is no stranger to success. Last year it was ranked 8th in the NCAA National Championships. It has also had many Lady Gators go to the Olympics and receive medals. Stroke after stroke, Senior Jenny Deloach reaches for the finish. As a swimmer Jenny competes in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle. In 1999 she aided her team in the SEC championships with a career best of 23.30. 90 Womens Team Picture: Front Row(1 to r): Katie McCown, Jenny Deloach, Robyn Grimes, Denise Merk Megan Melgard, Margaret Colley, Bradley Gracy, Sarah Massey, Student Trainer D.J. Amadio. Second Row (1 to r): Melissa Pavlik, Cara Teague, Natali Nickson, Michelle Smith, Kim Ecott, Caroline Vaughn, Kelly Floyd, Nicole Schreiber, Anna Chapman, Jamie Johnson, Katie West, Student Trainer Julia Berry, Volunteer Assistant Coach Buddy Baarcke. Back Row (1 to r): Trainer Barbara Grooms, Head Coach Gregg Troy, Diving Coach Donnie Craine, Assistant Coach Anthony Nesty, Manager Susan Hansen, Julie Morrison, Morgan Hughes, Julie Holmes, Kim W odka, Kelin Holmes, Ashley Whitney, Mary Beth Mounce, Laura Cross, Andrea Bennett, Diane Tennison, Leah Martindale, Jen Fras, Sharon Rzadkowolsky, Desiree Frega, Assistant Coach Martyn Wilby and Assistant Coach Brian Schrader. Free Falling, Kelly Floyd performs a dive. As a Junior at the University of Florida Floyd has already finished thid in SEC on the three- meter competition and seventh on the three- meter board. With one year to go Floyd is in top condition to lead the Gator diving team to excellence. HEAD COACH GREGG TROY team to greatness. Moving the Gators up seven spots in the NCAA, the biggest one year jump in the schools history. With a history of coaching Olympic athletes it is no doubt that Coach Troy has big plans for the University of Florida Swimming team. Gator swimming and Diving Coach Greeg Troy completes his first year as head coach and already he has lead the WOMEN ' S SWIMMING DIVING 91 . HEAD COACH ANDY LOPEZ GATOR BASEBALL Matt Heath 93 WOMEN ' S TENNIS HEAD COACH Andy Brandi With words of encouragment Coach brandi Jessica Lehnhoff that victory is not far off. Although at times macthes could get discouraging, Brandi always had he words to make his Gators revive and win. For the past fifteen years the University of Florida women ' s tennis team has dominated due to the supreme of Coach Brandi. He has become one of four distinct Coaches to reach 400 career in just fifteen Every freshmen member Brandi had coached since 1985 has earned All-SEC honors during their careers. With such momentum and talnet, the Gator ' s future is looking very bright. team returned many key players from last year ' s squad. Only losing one senior from the previous year ' s squad, the Gators had a very strong base for this years campaign. The team contained two seniors, Baili Camino, and Traci Green. Both players met milestones through the course of the season. Camino won her 100th career match this season, while playing the fourth seed. Green was named to the SEC first team for the fifth-seeded player. Juniors on the squad included Whitney Laiho and Stephanie Hazlett. Laiho, the number one seed for the Gators, briefly considered giving up her final year of eligibility and turning pro, but she will be back for her senior year. She was named to the 2000 USA Tennis Collegiate Team, which contains the top players in the nation. Hazlett had an upset in NCAA tournament single play, when she beat the 3rd seeded player. Both Hazlett and Laiho were named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Underclassmen also played an integral part for the team. Sophomore Jessica Lenhoff played the number two position this year. The final spot was up for grabs, and both sophomore Erin Boisclair and freshman Julia Scaringe tried to earn it throughout the course of the season. A highlight of the season was when the Gators won the SEC tournament by beating Georgia 5-1. The title was the Gators 10th overall SEC championship in the tournaments 13 year history. Led by coach Andy Brandi, the Gators team went deep in the NCAA tournament until they lost to SEC foe Georgia 5-2, which was ranked number two in the nation. With the level of talent that is returning and 94 the leadership of Brandi, the Gators are poised to only improve next season. 2000 University of Florida Women ' s Tennis Team: (1 to r): Whitney Laiho, Erin Boisclair, Julia Scaringe, Stephanie Hazlett (kneeling), Jesscia Lehnhoff, Traci Green, Baili Camino Junior Stephanie Hazlett slams the ball back at her opponent provingthat messing with Gators on our home turf is a mistake. With a player as aggressive as Hazlett many opponents became frightened quickly and the match was over before it began. 95 MEN ' S TENNIS After slamming his final point to obtain victory in the NCAA singles, Jeff Morrison falls down in amazement. In his Junior year Morrison has become the first Gator History to win 30 or more singles matches in back-to-back seasons. A twelve year veteran of the team, Coach Duenhage hasn ' t stopped leading the Gators to victory. time the Gators take to the courts the attitude with which they play the game comes straight from Coach Duvenhage ' s unique style of coaching. thinking and having fun are the main thoughts going through the team ' s mind. Year after year he proves Gator greatness for everyone. HEAD COACH Ian Duvenhage 1999-2000 University of Florida Men ' s Tennis Team: Front Row(1 to r): Try Adcock, Dylan Mann, Will Brown, Jeff Morrison. Back Row (1 to r): Justin 0 ' Neal, Nathan Overholser, Matt Behrmann, Marcos Asse. Not Pictured: Troy Hahn, Olivier Levant. 96 The Gators entered the season with the goal of winning the team NCAA tournament. However, falling a tad short of their goal, the team had a very successful year. Losing in the National Semifinals to the eventual champion, Stanford, was the Gators best team finish in the NCAA tournament in school history. The Gators ended the season with a 28-4 record. A high point of the Gators team season was winning the SEC tournament against their foe Georgia, 4-3. The 1999-2000 team returned seven out of the top eight players from the previous year, including 1999 NCAA singles champion Jeff Morrison and fellow All-Americans Justin O ' Neal and Nathan Overholser. With three returning All-Americans, OF has the most returning All-Americans of any school in the nation. Morrison, O ' Neal, and Overholser played the top three singles spots. The other three spots were not as set in stone. Seniors Trey Adcock and Dylan Mann enter their final campaign with expectations. Other returnees from the previous year ' s squad include Marco Asse and Will Brown. Adcock, Brown, Mann, and Overholser were all named to the SEC tennis academic honor roll. At the completion of the season, the team was ranked in the final collegiate tennis ranking poll, number 2. This is the highest the Gators have ever been in a season ending poll. Jeff Morrison was ranked number 1 in the final poll, the first time a Gator completed the year in the top spot. Coached by Ian Duvenhage, the team had one of the best years in history. Duvenhage, a South African native, has been with the program since 1989. Under his tenure, the Gators have been to the NCAA tournament the last nine years. Senior Justin O ' Neal finishes off his Gator Career with a two-time All-American in singles. O ' Neal also won All-SEC and SEC Academic Honor Roll. Over- all O ' Neal has been an excellent Gator and true assest to the team. 97 WOMEN ' S GOL F Freshmen Paula Marti lines up a shot in order to sink a put. The 1999 recruiting class is considered to be one of the best in the history of the University of Florida. HEAD COACH Jill Briles-Hinton 98 Now in its second season under Head Coach Jill Briles-Hinton, the University of Florida women ' s golf team began the 1999- 2000 season at the Lady Razorback Invitational in Rogers, Ark, finishing in second place with a score of 617. The Lady Gators feature two returnees: junior Dana von Louda and sophomore Lauren Shniderman accompanied by three freshman: Jeanne Cho, Paul Marti, and Britta ny Straza. Freshman Paula Marti tied for second place. Marti was followed by fellow freshman Brittany Straza who tied for ninth place, and Jeanne Cho who tied for 16th place. Sophomore Lauren Shniderman tied for 22nd place, while junior Dana von Louda concluded the tournament in 44th place. Brittany Straza became the first Lady Ga tor freshman golfer to win a tournament since Riko Higashio in 1996, as she captured the Lady Buckeye Fall Invitational at Ohio State with a score of 8-over-par 224. The team finished in eighth place. Straza was followed by fellow freshmen Jeanne Cho, who tied for 30th place over par and Sam Zausner White, who tied for 38th place in her first collegiate tournament. Lauren Shniderman tied for 50th place. Freshman Sarah Coleson, also playing in her first collegiate tournament, tied for 50th place. Junior Dana von Louda finished in 60th place. In the final day of the Mercedes-Benz Women ' s Collegiate Championships, hosted by the University of Tennessee, Lady Gator Golfer Jeanne Cho shot a 4-over-par 76. Cho finished in a tie for seventh place, the best tournament of her young career. The team finished in 16th place after Brittany Straza withdrew due to a lower back sprain. Lady Gator freshman Paula Marti finished in a tie for 43rd place, Sam Zausner White tied for 76th place, and Lauren Shniderman finished in 86th place. For the second consecutive tournament, freshman Jeanne Cho posted a top 10 finish, tying for sixth place in the Lady Paladin Invitational, hosted by Furman University. The 24th-ranked Lady Gators finished in place. Paula Marti finished in 17th place. Sam Zausner White finished in a tie for 88th place, Dana von Louda shot a 12-over-par 84, tying her for 104th place. Freshman Brittany Straza shot a 7-over-par 79 on Sunday, after she withdrew from the second round on Saturday. The Lady Gators participated in their final tournament of the fall season when they traveled to Kaiwah Island, SC to participate in the Palmetto Intercollegiate Tournament, hosted by the College of Charleston. The Lady Gators shot an 18-over-par 306 in the final round to finish in 12th place with a three-round total of 935. Jeanne Cho shot a 1-under-par 71 in the final round finish in a third place tie with a 5-over-par 221. Sam Zausner White shot a 2-over par 74 in the final round to finish in a tie for 33rd place with 232. Brittany Straza shot a 4-over-par 76 to finish in a tie for 36th place with 233. Sophomore Lauren Shniderman fired an 85 in the final round, finishing in a tie for 82nd place with 249. And Sarah Coleson also shot 85 in the final round, finishing in a tie for 95th place with a 257. 1999-2000 Lady Gator Golf Team Left to Right: Sam Zausner White, Jeanne Cho, Joy Stephenson, Brittany Straza, Paula Marti, Lauren Shniderman, Dana Von Louda, Assistant Coach Mary Moan, Head Coach Jill Briles-Hinton 99 Head Coach: Buddy Alexander GOLF GATOR Nick Gilliam 100 Back Row: Assistant Coach Chris Tuten, Chris Zeller, Bubba Dickerson, Robert Hooper, Camilo Benedetti, Ricky Hooper, Austin Knowles, Chad Baker, Volunteer Assistant Coach Adrienne Engle Front Row: Head Coach Buddy Alexander, Jordan Code, Taylor Walsh, Dalton Melnyk, Nick Gilliam, Ben Banks, Simon Lacey Autin Knowles 101 Women ' s Track HEAD COACH TOM JONES Jernae Wright, All- American long Jumper 102 2000 Track and Field Team Emily Carlsten 103 MEN ' s TrACK HEAD COACH DOUG BROWN David Daymon Carroll, John Capel, Aaron Armstrong, Wil Mizell, John Buscema, Geno White, Maurice Lewis 104 2000 Track and Field Team Senior, David Furman, All- American, SEC Champion. 105 GATOR SOFTBALL HEAD COACH LARRY RAY 106 2000 Softball Team 107 GATOR SPORTS 109 GrEEks begins every year with tons of handshakes, and fun. If you are one of the lucky ones to be selected to join a Sorority or Fraternity then your year becomes filled with pledging. You become consumed with group activities and dinner dates. For some the cost is a deterrence, and others feel they can make friends other ways. However, for the people that do actually join these organizations, the friends they make are friends for a lifetime. Gainesville tends to have a lack of entertainment on the if you have somewhere to go and keep busy college proves to be a little more interesting. The support you gain from your brothers or sisters is a definite encouragement to do well in school. There is no doubt that these organizations will keep you on your toes. Whether it is a social function or fund-raiser, students are encouraged to take leadership roles that prove useful in future careers. Fraternities and Sororities also prove beneficial to campus events. Many times they encourage their members to participate in a variety of in order to show school spirit. In the end these organizations prove to be beneficial in raising Gator spirit and overall campus attitude. 110 During the Greek Week games, these Alpha Chi ladies take a group shot before their event. Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Chi Omega Sorority was founded on October 15, 1885 at DePauw University. The Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was chartered at the University of Florida on April 2, 1949. Scarlet red and olive green are the colors of Alpha Chi Omega ' s. Their symbol is the lyre and their flower is the red carnation. Alpha Chi Omega ' s mascot is the angel. Alpha Chi Omega ' s philanthropy is " The Great Escape " which benefits SPARC and Habitat for Humanity. The Gamma Iota Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega is ranked as on of the top five chapters of Alpha Chi Omega in the nation. Some famous Alpha Chi Omega sisters are actress Goldie Hawn, daytime soap writer Agnes Nixon, and Dawn Wells who played Mary Ann on " Gilligan ' s Island. " At the Fall Woodser, these Alpha Chi Omega sisters goof around by the fire. 112 On Bid Day 1998, these three women show their excitement to be recruited into the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Bid Day was filled with excitement members got to finally meet their newest sisters. One sunny day, these sisters pose for a picture outside their sorority house. Sorority membership paves the way for life long friendships and memories. Alpha Delta Pi Alpha Delta Pi sorority was founded in 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia. The Gamma Iota chapter of Alpha Delta Pi was chartered at the University of Florida on September 12, 1948. The diamond is the symbol of Alpha Delta Pi and the Lion is the mascot. Alpha Delta Pi ' s flower is the Woodland Violet, and thei r colors are azure blue and white. Alpha Delta Pi ' s philanthropies are " ADSpies " and " Run for Ronald " both benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. Every year ADPi holds Mallard Ball, a date function that began as a celebration in honor of opening duck hunting season. Alpha Delta Pi was the first secret society for women and was originally called the Adelphean Alpha Delta Pi was one of the first five original sororities at the University of Florida. Country singer Deanna Carter is an Alpha Delta Pi. The members of Alpha Delta Pi were very proud of their sisters, many of whom were extremely involved on campus. All dressed up and ready for a wonderful evening, these Alpha Delta Pi sisters get ready for their formal. On Bid Day, these excited young women are warmly welcomed by their w ADPi sisters and are given tote bags filled with presents and balloons. 113 Natalie Gora, Jen Werger and Pamela Cohen spend some quality " Phi Family " time at the annual semi-formal. Whether it be at a semi-formal or just a " Blockbuster night " at the house, AEPhi sisters know how to have a great time. Alpha Epsilon Phi Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority was founded on October 24, 1909 at Barnard College. The Alpha Tau Chapter was chartered at the University of Florida on October 24, 1948. UF ' s Alpha Epsilon Phi chapter received the PHIvacious award, for best overall chapter, and the Beth Kersten Saul award at the National last year. Alpha Epsilon Phi ' s symbols are the columns and the pearl, and their flower is the lily of the valley. Green and white are the colors of Alpha Epsilon Phi. The giraffe is their mascot because it has the biggest heart and stands above the rest. Alpha Epsilon Phi ' s annual philanthropy is " Phi Hoops " , a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which benefits the Children ' s Burn Center. One Famous Alpha Epsilon Phi alumni is the second female Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Alpha Epsilon Phi sisters share a strong bond that no one can really explain, but everyone can feel. The women of Alpha Epsilon Phi are very proud to have the largest membership among the sororities at the University of Florida. Dori Marlin, Brooke Paget and Lindsey Greenberg dress up for the Halloween Homecoming 1999 kickoff social with Alpha epsilion Phi. Karen Safchik, Amy Rosenberg, Erica Goldberg, Jessie Bender and Lisa Schoenberger await the arrival of the 1999 new member class. Bid Day was very exciting because it brought 58 new women to the " AEphi family. " 114 This pledge class builds a human pyramid. Bonding exercises, gave the new sorority women opportunities to get better acquainted. Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Omicron Pi was founded in 1948 at Barnard College. The University of Florida ' s Gamma Omicron chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi was chartered on September 11, 1948. Alpha Omicron Pi ' s symbol is a sheaf of wheat, and their mascot is the panda bear. The jacquiminot rose is the flow er of Alpha Omicron Pi and cardinal is the color. Every year Alpha Omicron Pi sponsors " Mr. UF " a male pageant to benefit Arthritis Research. Alpha Omicron Pi recently celebrated their 100th birthday. The 1995 Miss America, Heather Whitestone, pledged Alpha Omicron Pi. The Alpha Omicron Pi sisters are very involved on campus. They hold positions in Student Government, Florida Blue Key, Gator Growl, Homecoming, Accent, among many others organizations. An Alpha Omicron Pi sister explains sisterhood best, " Sisterhood is friendships you never knew you missed, but now you can ' t live without. " On Bid Day, these ladies show their excitement to be part of the newest pledge class of Alpha Omicron Pi. The Alpha Omicron Pi sorority house, located in the Panhellenic area, serves as headquarters for all of the sorority ' s functions. Chapter meetings are held here, as well as meals for members during the week. Some sisters choose to live in the house. 115 116 The graduating sisters, all dressed up for preferential round of rush, will be missed very much by the Zeta Omicron chapter! At the end of the Men of UF pageant, some Alpha Xi Delta sisterspose with the calander winners. The pageant is a popular event that brings a lot of money to the Boggy Creek Gang Creek Alpha Xi Delta Alpha Xi Delta was founded on April 17, 1893 at Lombard College and was chartered at the University of Florida in 1981. The colors of Alpha Xi Delta are double blue and gold, and the flower is the Pink Killarney rose. Alpha Xi Delta ' s are involved in many campus organizations and activities. Jennifer Atchley and Meaghan Fialko were Rho Chis for the 1999 Fall Rush. The current president, Amanda Simpson, is the Social of Order of Omega and the Special Events Overall Chair for Dance Marathon. Sara Evans was elected to Student Senate. Erin Tews was president of the Nursing College Council. Tiffany Greaser and Cheryl Farmand are Gator Guides. In Pre-med AMSA, Jade Richardson is the Co-director of the Health Career Convention and Sarah Fein is the Assistant Director for Arts and You can also find Alpha Xi Delta ' s in Omicron Delta Kappa, Savant, Cicerones, Society of Women Engineers, Tower Yearbook, and many other activities. Each year, Alpha Xi Delta ' s philanthropy, the Men of UF Calendar raises money to benefit the Boggy Creek Gang Camp for critically and terminally ill children. Through the pageant and calendar sales, over $18,000 has been raised in the past five years. Alpha Xi Delta headquarters recognized this Chapter for the success of the Men of UF Calendar by donating an additional $2,000 to benefit the camp. Plaque exchange is a much event where each little sister gives their big sister a personalized plaque they made. This year Chi Omega co-hosted Howl at the Moon party with Sigma Phi Epsilon, Chi Omega, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Chi Omega This year Chi Omega raised $3500 for the American Heart Association through our philantropy Sandblast, which is an annual volleyball tournament open to all UF students. We have the 3rd highest sorority on campus. Chi Omega member ' s are involved in virtually every organization on campus including: Student Government, FL Cicerones, Savant UF, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, and Golden Key National Honor Society. We also have members who are Presidential Hosts, Gator Guides, and Student Senators. Chi Omegas participate in many Greek Phi lantropies and we win many of them too! This year we placed 1st in Phi Kappa Tau ' s Midnight Madness, 1st in Alpha Chi Omega ' s Lip Sync, and 1st in Sigma Chi Derby Days Lip Sync. We also placed 5th overall in Greek Week. We have many athletic members in Chi Omega and we consistantly place high in football, soccer, softball, and basketball. Our colors are Cardinal and Straw and our flower is the White Carnation. Chi Omega ' s mascot is the Owl and the symbol is a skull and crossbones. One chilly night, these Chi Omegas get dressed to go out and party. These Chi Omega sister ' s are all dressed up for our annual date function Hawaii Chi- The Luau sytle party is something the sisters spend a lot of time planning for throughout e year and can not wait until the night finally arrives. 117 Decked out in Mardi Gras these Tri-Delts are ready for a night of fun. 118 A large group of Delta Delta Delta ladies pose for a picture during a Fall road trip. During Fall Rush, President Heather Williard poses out in front of the Tri-Delta sorority house with one of her sisters. Delta Delta Delta Delta Delta Delta was founded at Boston University in November 1888. The Alpha Psi chapter of Delta Delta Delta was chartered at UF in September 1942. Our colors are silver, gold, and blue, the symbol is the dolphin, and the flower is the pansey. Our philanthropy is " Dolphin Daze, " this raises money for the Children ' s Miracle Network at Shand ' s Hospital here in Gainesville. This past year over $2000 was raised while drawing competitors from sororities and fraternities to race in the " Tri-Deltathon. " Many Delta ' s are involved in various organizations on campus. The Alpha Psi chapter boasts about its current senators, Cabinet directors, the Supervisor of Elections, Accent Staff Members, Homecoming Directors, Florida Blue Key Members, many Rho Chi ' s, members of the honorary socities such as Savant UF, Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Florida Cicerones, Preview Staff, and fourteen members of Best Buddies. The ladies of Delta Delta Delta at the University of Florida have built an amazing chapter. Its membership has proven to be a rewarding experience for each member. During Rush Week, these Delta Gamma sisters prepare for a night out Downtown. The women were required to wear Panhellenic buttons for the entire week, because of Rush rules, Sorority members were not permitted to speak with Rushees outside of the Rush parties. Delta Gamma Delta Gamma Sorority was founded on December 24, 1873 by three women students in Oxford, Mississippi at the Louis School for Girls. The Gamma Theta Chapter of Delta Gamma was founded at the University of Florida in april of 1949. the Delta Gamma sorority house was the first permanent sorority house at the University of Florida. Delta Gamma ' s symbol is a gold anchor, the age old symbol of hope which displays the Greek letter Delta Gamma. Our mascot is Happy Hanna, the cheerful Ragedy Ann doll. Delta Gamma ' s flower is the cream colored rose. Bronze, pink, and blue are Delta Gamma sorority ' s colors. Delta Gamma ' s philanthropy is Anchor splash which benefits Service for Sight. In Delta Gamma, bright, intelligent young women find a special bond of sisterhood, a home away from home, and most importantly FRIENDS FOR A LIFETIME! A fun fact of Delta Gamma is that both Joan Lunden and Julia Louise Dreyfus are our famous sisters. For the 1999 University of Florida homecoming parade, these Delta Gamma ' s dressed up as Happy Hanna ' s to show their DG pride. On Bid Day 1999, these Delta Gamma ' s were thrilled to be the newest sisters of the Gamma Theta chapter. This was the first day of their college years to come as Delta Gamma Sorority Women. 119 All dressed up, these Delta Phi Epsilon ladies pose for a picture in the Jenning ' s Lobby. During Rush week, these Delta Phi Epsilon sisters go out at night to have some fun and take a break from the long week of rushing. During the big sister-little sister exchange, these Delta Phi Epsilon ' s show off their creative art work. Delta Phi Epsilon Delta Phi Epsilon sorority was founded on March 17, 1917 at New York University ' s Law School by five female attorneys. The Delta Kappa chapter was chartered at the University of Florida in 1955. The symbol of Delta Phi Epsilon is the rainbow. Delta Phi Epsilon ' s mascot is the unicorn and our flower is the purple iris. Royal purple and pure gold are the colors of Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. Each year Delta Phi Epsilon sponsors a philanthropy to benefit Cystic Fibrosis called " Deepher Dude. " The Delta Kappa chapter at the University of Florida is the largest Delta Phi Epsilon sorority chapter in the nation. Famous singer Bette Midler is a Delta Phi Epsilon. Delta Phi Epsilon holds several date functions and socials with fraternities throughout the year. 120 Kappa Alpha Theta Kappa Alpha Theta, the first Greek letter fraternity known among women, celebrated its 130th anniversary in January. The year began great as we welcomed 62 new members into our sisterhood. The remainder of the year was filled with exciting activities for the sisters of the Delta Theta chapter, celebrating our 38th year at the University of Florida. The sisters of Kappa Alpha Theta co-sponsored " Buck Off " with the gentlemen of Alpha Gamma Rho, raising money for our national philanthropy CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Each year Theta donates money and other items that directly benefit CASA. We also donated our time to various philanthropic endeavors by participating in activities at the Hope Lodge, Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, and the Ronald McDonald House. This year Theta took a trip to Universal Studio ' s Islands of Adventure, spent a relaxing day at Ginnie Springs, held a grab-a-date, and went back to the twenties with our annual Great Gatsby Formal. We also remained undefeated in the regular seasons of basketball, soccer and softball. Theta also flourished this year in volleyball and football intramurals. These Theta ' s make a Kite at their War and Peace social with the gentlemen of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Showing off their creative costumes while having a great time, these Theta ladies pose t their 1999 Halloween party with the Sigma Chi fraternity. Showing their Theta pride, these sisters prepare for the 1999 Homecoming parade. 121 At a Halloween party, these Kappa Delta sisters pose for a picture. Themed parties gave Greeks the chance to never be bored during their college years. 122 Racing for the finish line, these Kappa Delta sisters are participating in the three-legged pace during the Greek Week games. Kappa Delta Kappa Delta was founded on October 23, 1897 at the State Female Normal School, Farmville, The Beta Pi chapter at the University of Florida was founded September 11th, 1948. Kappa Delta ' s colors are olive green and pearl white, and its symbols are the nautilus shell and the dagger. The mascot of Kappa Delta is the teddy bear and the flower is the white rose. Kappa Delta is known on campus as " Kay Dee " and is recognized as a fraternally excellent chapter by the Panhellenic Council. Kappa Delta ' s philanthropy is " Sham Rock " which benefits the National Committee to prevent Child Abuse. They also host an annual Golf Classic tournament to benefit the Lake Forest Deaf Wing in Gainesville. Kappa Delta was one of the University of Florida ' s first five sororities. The University of Florida ' s Beta Pi chapter is ranked in the top 15% of all Kappa Delta chapters. Showing off their bulging muscles, these sisters are having fun at their biker social. Kappa Kappa Gamma Kappa Kappa Gamma was founded on October 13, 1870 at Monmouth College in Illinois. Kappa ' s colors are light blue and dark blue, and their mascot is the owl. Kappa Kappa Gamma ' s symbols are the key and fleur-de-lis. A fun fact about Kappa Kappa Gamma is that we were the first woman ' s fraternity to establish a permanent National Headquarters. The Epsilon Phi chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma was installed at the University of Florida on March 4, 1978. 1999 proved to be Epsilon Phi ' s most successful year ever. Our chapter received five awards at our biennial Province meeting and took hom e four awards presented by the Panhellenic Council at the annual Greek banquet. Epsilon Phi successfully completed their chapter goal of fraternity excellence. Our sisters are involved in many organizations on campus including Florida Blue Key, Student Government, Cicerones, Golden Key, Accent, Savant UF, Order of Omega, Preview Staff, Panhellenic and Recruitment Executive boards, and many more. Our chapter also prides itself on our community service. Kappa Kappa Gamma ' s annual philanthropy, " Kappa Klassic, " is a softball tournament that benefits the Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center (SPARC). Epsilon Phi, along with the other 127 active chapters of Kappa Kappa Gamma, also participates in the " Rose McGill Holiday Sharing Program. " Kappa won $1500 that will be donated to the Children ' s Miracle Network. Kappa Kappa Gamma takes pride in their strong sisterhood and dedication to the community. One night before going out, some Kappa Kappa Gamma sisters pose out in front of their house on 13th Street right across from the University of Florida campus.. Bid Day is one of the most exciting memories made during colleg e for sorority women. ush week brings plenty of bonding time for sisters and Bid Day closes off the week. Kappa appa Gamma sisters meet their new sisters after a long week of waiting. Key sisters Roberta Hickman and Janice Miklitsch smile for a picture during Greek Week Superdance. 123 Pi Beta Phi Pi Beta Phi was founded at Monmouth College on April 28, 1867, and was chartered at the University of Florida in 1969. Their symbol is the arrow, their mascot is the angel, and their colors are wine and silver blue. Their flower is the wine carnation. Pi Beta Phi has sisters involved in many activities at the University of Florida, including Florida Blue Key, Order of Omega, Tower Yearbook and Dance Marathon. Their philanthropy is Down-N-Dirty, a football tournament held annually to raise money for the Arrowmont school of the Arts. Pi Beta Phi has a very strong national organization and has one of the highest numbers of members Some famous Pi Phi ' s include Faye Dunaway, Jane Fonda, and Susan Lucci. Pi Beta Phi sisters Brooke and Cheryl blow kisses to the camera on Bid Day. Now these ladies will not only share the common bond of the name Sarah, they will share an exciting sisterhood. During the new member period, new sorority are constantly recieving presents from the older sisters in the house. 124 Phi Mu Before a Gator football game, these Phi Mu sisters pose outside of the swamp. Once inside the stadium, most sororities chose to sit in bloc seating. Phi Mu Fraternity was originally founded as the Philomathean Society at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia on January 4, 1852. In 1904, the organization was incorporated as Phi Mu Fraternity and additional chapters were established. The Alpha Nu chapter of Phi Mu was colonized on the University of Florida campus in 1949 by interested alumnae and collegians. The members of Phi Mu excel in their involvement in Savant UF, Florida Cicerones, Panhellenic Council, Preview Staff, Dance Marathon, and Gator Growl. Each year, Phi Mu sponsors two national Project HOPE and the Children ' s Miracle Also, the women of the Alpha Nu chapter hold " Romp in the Swamp, " which is a lip sync contest that raised $1800 for the Children ' s Miracle Network in 1999. Before coming to the University of Florida, these ladies had never met. By ining thePhi Mu sorority and Greek community, they were given the opportunity form ever-lasting friendships. All dressed up for a social, these ladies are ready for a good time with their sorority sisters. 125 One night at dinner at the Sigma Kappa house, these new sisters take some time out to pose for a picture. Before the UF-Vanderbilt football game, these Sigma Kappa ' s are decked out in their Gator spirit gear. Sigma Kappa Sigma Kappa ' s history has been one of outstanding This past year, we celebrated our 125th Anniversary. Honoring the occasion, the Beta Tau chapter held a 125th Anniversary Campus Leader Open House Reception in December. As part of our dedication to helping others, the chapter participated in several philanthropic endeavors, including March of Dimes WalkAmerica in March, Alzheimer ' s Memory Walk in October, and the University of Florida ' s Dance Marathon. The chapter also sponsored our third annual " Just Kickin It " soccer tou rnament to benefit Alzheimer ' s disease research, helping to earn Sigma Kappa the position as the second largest contributor to Alzheimer ' s disease research nationally. Not forgetting the social aspect of sorority life, the chapter held a variety of social functions throughout the year. We held an Austin Powers Shag-A-Date as well as a Halloween Party. In November, the ladies spent Homecoming with the of Phi Gamma Delta and Lambda Chi Alpha in which our chapters won the Homecoming Spirit Competition. The chapter also went to Universal Studios Islands of Adventure to test our daring on the roller coasters. Honoring the diversity within the chapter, we held our annual Holiday Party in December. We had a SigNapped date function in which we kidnapped our dates to a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game. We also had a St. Patrick ' s Day Party in March and our Formal in April. Through sisterhood and scholarship, the ladies of Sigma Kappa will continue to celebrate many more great years at the University of Florida. During the Big Sister-Little Sister paddle exchange, Kim and Allison pose outside. 126 Zeta Tau Alpha The Gamma Iota chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha is very involved on campus. Some of our involvement ' s include: Preview Staff, Florida Cicerones, Florida Blue Key, Student Government, Panhellenic Council, Rush Rho Chi ' s, Homecoming and Gator Growl Staff, and the UF ' s dance team the Dazzlers. Zeta Tau Alpha was founded at Longwood College in 1898, ad the Gamma Iota chapter was founded at The University of Florida on April 2nd, 1949. Turquoise blue and steel grey are Zeta Tau Alpha ' s colors and the five-pointed crown is there symbol. Their mascot is the zebra and their flower is the white violet. Zeta Tau Alpha ' s philanthropy is Zeta Linedance benefitting the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund. It is the most profitable on campus raising over $15,000. Decked out in life gaurd uniforms, these Zeta Tau Alpha ladies attend a themed social. On bid day, these new members are thrilled to be part of University of Florida ' s mma Iota chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. These Zeta sisters pose in their house during their annual holiday party before Winter Break. 127 These Alpha Epsilon Pi brothers have a great time with their dates at a party in the Fall. Alpha Epsilon Pi Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. We have maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career. Our heritage stems from one source: young Jewish men banding together in allegiance. The role of Alpha Epsilon Pi has expanded since its inception in 1913. Initially, the Jewish fraternity served as a brotherhood of young men who came from similar religious backgrounds and who had experienced the same prejudices against their religious beliefs. Alpha Epsilon Pi soon broadened its role to include serving as the living quarters for its members. The fraternity became a home away from home, providing the same stabilizing and guiding values that students previously gained from their families. Armed with these values, Alpha Epsilon Pi faced changing conditions on the college campus and survived. Today, Jewish students search out Alpha Epsilon Pi because it is a Jewish Fraternity. Perhaps of more importance, Alpha Epsilon Pi develops leadership for the future of the American Jewish community. Tomorrow ' s Jewish leaders are in our chapters today. It is these men who must be counted upon to support the Jewish cause and prepare to be one of tomorrow ' s leaders so that he may aid himself, his family, his community, and his people. Therefore, our purpose is to provide the opportunity for a Jewish man to be able to join with other men into a Jewish organization whose purpose is not specifically religious, but rather social and cultural in nature. Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity, though non-discriminatory and open to all who are willing to espouse its purpose and values. At Alpha Epsilon Pi ' s semi- formal, this big group waves to the camera. The brother ' s of Alpha Epsilon Pi love to have a good time and a couple times a week they go out together to do just that. 128 Alpha Gamma Rho Alpha Gamma Rho was founded on April 8, 1904 at the University of Illinois. The Alpha Gamma chapter has held their charter at the University of Florida since January 9, 1925. Alpha Gamma Rho ' s annual philanthropy is " Buckoff ' to benefit the Sheriff ' s Youth Ranch. This year the gentlemen cosponsored it with the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta. The plow is the symbol of Alpha Gamma Rho and their colors are green and gold. Their flower is the pink rose. Alpha Gamma Rho is the second largest social- professional fraternity in the world, and the only at the University of Florida. Being a social-professional fraternity means all the social aspects of a greek letter organization, but with the additional objective to develop members professionally. The motto and primary goal of Alpha Gamma Rho is " To Make Better Men, and Through Them a Broader and Better Agriculture. " Some of the gentlemen of Alpha Gamma Rho pose for a photo to appear in the Fall Rush Magazine. The Alpha Gamma Rho house proudly sits on 13th Street right next to the :appa Kappa Gamma sorority house. AGR is one of the fraternity ' s not oused on " The Row. " A rodeo clown entertains the crowd at Alpha Gamma Rho ' s " B uckoff. " 129 Alpha Tau Omega Alpha Tau Omega was founded at 114 East Clay Street in Richmond Virginia Military Institution on September 11, 1865. They have held their charter at the University of Florida since 1884. The University of Florida ' s Alpha Tau Omega chapter name is Alpha Omega, and on campus their nickname is " ATO. " Over these past 113 years hundreds of men have come through Alpha Tau Omega ' s doors and have become part of their house. Alpha Tau Omega currently has over 150 active brothers, who participate in all aspects of college life. Their symbol is the maltese cross and their colors are azure and gold. Their flower is the white tea rose. Over winter break, some Alpha Tau Omega brothers and their friends take a ski trip to Colorado. Dressed in their best, the brothers of Alpha Tau Omega pose in front of the fraternity house on 13th Street. These pictures were used in the Fall Rush magazine to attract prospective members to visit their house. 130 Beta Theta Pi Beta Theta Pi was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on August 8, 1939. The Gamma Xi chapter of Beta Theta Pi has held their charter at the University of Florida since 1930. Every year Beta Theta Pi sponsors a called " Twist and Shout " to benefit the Casa Gaurdian As Lidem. The symbol of Beta Theta Pi is the dragon. The colors are red and navy blue . Beta ' s flower is the rose. The motto of Beta Theta Pi is " strive to make perfect. " The thing that the brothers of Beta Theta pride themselves most on, and which is the basis of fraternal life-- brotherhood. Beta Theta Pi is " Where Excellence is the Standard. " Some older Beta Theta Pi brother ' s attend a pledge function to show their support for their new members. At their annual party Beta Lai, these Beta Theta Pi brothers have a great time in their home made pool with their dates. Some Beta brother ' s take time out of their night hanging out at the Grog House to pose with their waitress. 131 Posing with some of their many chapter awards, these Delta Tau Delta brothers are proud of their outstanding accomplishments. Delta Tau Delta Delta Tau Delta fraternity was founded in 1858 at Bethany College in west Virginia. The Delta Zeta chapter was originally founded at the University of Florida on March 25, 1925 and then regained their charter on October 5, 1996. Delta Tau Delta ' s colors are purple and gold and their flower is the purple iris. " Committed to Lives of Excellence " is the motto of Delta Tau Delta. Delta Tau Delta co-sponsors " ADSpies " as their philanthropy with the Alpha Delta Pi The proceeds benefit the Children ' s Miracle Network. The members of Delta Tau Delta fraternity are very involved on and off the field. They have members holding positions in Student Government, the Interfraternity Council, and Florida Blue Key. They also have members who make up champion teams in volleyball, softball, and raquetball in the Blue League. Supporting the Gator Football team, these Delts get rowdy at a game. Posing for a group shot outside their house on University Avenue, these Delta Tait Delta brothers and their friends goof off for the camera. 132 One steamy Florida aft ernoon, some Delta Upsilon brothers set up a pool on the front porch of their fraternity house. Delta Upsilon Delta Upsilon Fraternity was founded at College in Rhode Island in 1834, making of one of the nation ' s oldest fraternities. The Florida chapter is relatively new at the University of Florida which is composed of members who want to build their own fraternity. The motto of Delta Upsilon is " Dikaia Upotheke " meaning " Justice, Our Foundation. " Delta Upsilon ' s philanthropy is " Charity Cheer- n-Dance. " The brothers of Delta Upsilon fraternity are committed to making the most of themselves as men and use the fraternity to foster lifelong The brotherhood is composed of a diverse group of men who value the fact that their brothers are individuals from varied backgrounds. Delta Upsilon brothers are very proud of what they stand for and stand up for what they have believed for 164 years: friendship, character, and justice. Delta Upsilon brothers are talented in a variety of ways. This brother shows off his musical skills at a concert on the lawn. After practicing for the basketball intramural team, these delta Upsilon gentlemen sit back and relax after a hard workout. 133 Despite being victims of Florida ' s unpredictable weather, these FIJI ' s have a great time at an Orlando theme park. Phi Gamma Delta After returning back to the University of Florida last school year, the gentlemen of Phi Gamma Delta will be moving back to their house at 7 Fraternity Row in June of 2000. As a growing new chapter, FIJI (their nickname) members have been extremely busy on campus. Besides the fraternity, some brothers have held leadership positions in Student Preview 2000, Dance Marathon 2000, and Gator Growl. In the Spring semester of 1999, FIJI members held the highest greek Grade Point Average. They also earned the title of Homecoming Spirit Point Champions, and won the Chi Omega Sandblast Volleyball tournament. Friendship, Morality, Excellence, and Service are the standards Phi Gamma Deltas stand up for. These Phi Gamma Delta brothers pose before a national meeting of Phi Gamma Delta. Some of the FIJI gentlemen pose in their jerseys. It has been tradition at the University to show off your greek spirit on Wednesdays. 134 Posing for a group photo are members: Paul Colin, Kehinde Metzger, De Angelo Brown, William Biggins, Jean Paul, Leonard Carswell, greg Rosier, Stephen Chang, Chrisean Bollers, Greg Walker, Oloh Metzger, Kendrick Dean, Lenore Sutton, and Willie Wilder. The other members not are Kirk Pilliner, Roberto Lee, Rudolph Escarne, Corrine Daley, and Talania Brown. Iota Phi Theta On September 19, 1963 at Morgan State College (now known as Morgan State University), twelve students founded what it now the nation ' s fifth largest predominantly African-American social, service fraternity. Today, Iota Phi Theta consists of over 150 chapters located in 30 states and the District of Columbia. In the Fall of 1997, six unique, talented, and inspired young men came together with the idea of bringing Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. to the University of Florida. On January 24, 1998 the idea became a reality. With the addition of I.S. " Heartless, " Fall 1998, and I.S. " Double Dragons, Spring 2000, the Gamma Omicron chapter now contains 16 members and 3 Iota Hearts who serve their fraternity and community diligently. The brothers have sponsored several successful events including, but not limited to: forums, social service events, and parties. The Brothers are also members or officers in various clubs, societies, and organizations which include: NAACP, NPHC, NSBE, IEEE, BSU, Student Government, and the Caribbean Student Association. Past and current community service involvements include: Vocal Eyes (reading for the blind), Upward Bound, peer counseling, and tutoring at the Northeast Larson Community Center. The members of Gamma Omicron continue to work hard at bettering themselves and their community. They continue, and will always continue to, " Building a Tradition, not Resting Upon One. " 135 At a Civil War themed party, these Kappa Alpha ' s show off their Southern pride. Kappa Alpha Kappa Alpha Order was founded on December 21, 1865 at Washington College. The Beta Zeta chapter was chartered at the University of Florida on October 4, 1904. Every year Kappa Alpha Order sponsors a to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy called " Plastic Classic. " Kappa Alpha ' s symbol is the greek cross and their colors are Crimson and Old Gold. The flowers of Kappa Alpha are the Magnolia and the red Rose. " Dieu Et Les Dames, " is the motto of Kappa Alpha and means " For and God and Women. " Robert E. Lee is Kappa Alpha ' s spiritual leader. At the University of Florida, Kappa Alpha ' s philosophy is the pursuit of excellence in all things and the development of character and personal integrity. The members of Kappa Alpha hold these values true in every endeavor. From their charity work with the muscular dystrophy association to their participation in intramural sports, Kappa brothers prided themselves in excellence at all time. These Kappa Alpha brothers pose with their newest Sweethearts. Looking their finest, these Kappa Alpha brothers pose for the 1999 Fall Rush magazine. 136 Lambda Chi Alpha Lambda Chi Alpha was founded at Boston University on November 2, 1909. The Epsilon Mu chapter has held at the University of Florida since November 23, 1933. Lambda Chi Alpha ' s annual philanthropy sponsors the American Red Cross St. Francis Home. The cross and crescent make up Lambda Chi Alpha ' s symbol. Lambda Chi Alpha ' s colors are purple, green, and gold and their flower is the white rose. Lambda Chi Alpha has received several Interfraternity Council awards for excellence in new member programming, alumni relations, and community service. The brothers of Lambda Chi Alpha are involved in numerous organizations on campus such as Florida Blue Key, Student Government, Florida Cicerones, and Order of Omega. Aside from involvement, there are other ways in which Lambda Chi Alpha stands out for its beliefs. Lambda Chi Alpha became the first fraternity to abolish pledging in 1972. Instead they have associate membership which was founded on the premise that all their members, associates and initiates, are equal. Lambda Chi Alpha is a team, working together, not against one another. they do is the way it should be, as a chapter. After an intramural football game, these Lambda Chi men pose for a group picture to show off their pride. This group of Lambda Chi brothers pose on the front steps outside their louse. Pictures like this were used in magazines to attract prospective nembers. At a Lambda Chi party, this brother entertains his guests. 137 Located on 13th Street, the beautiful Phi Delta Theta house sits proudly across from campus. Dressed up for a Gangster themed party, these brothers pose for a picture. Phi Delta Theta Phi Delta Theta Fraternity was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on December 26, 1848. The Florida Alpha chapter has held their charter at the University of Florida since April 10, 1925. Phi Delta Theta annually sponsors a " Ski Splash " , to benefit the Alachua County Boys and Girls Club. The sword and shield is Phi Delta Theta ' s symbol, and their colors are azure and argent. The brothers of Phi Delta Theta value academic success, friendship, and athletics. In 1997 they received the Buddy McKay Overall Fraternity Excellence Award which is given to the most outstanding fraternity at the University of Florida. In 1996 Phi Delta Theta was the recipient of the President ' s Cup Trophy for having the best on campus. The brothers of Phi Delta The ta have consistently had a higher GPA than the All- Campus average. Phi Delts hold numerous positions on campus and other university sponsored organizations. These Phi Delta Theta brothers pose in front of their house with their 138 sweethearts for a picture for the 1999 Fall rush magazine. Phi Sigma Kappa Phi Sigma Kappa is one of the newest fraternities at the University of Florida campus. We limit the size of our fraternity to keep the brotherhood tight. The friendships you will make at Phi Sig are friendships you will take to your grave. Even though we ' re only 7 years old, we ' ve accomplished more on this campus than most fraternities have in decades. We are the finalists in our intramural league this year. We ' ve won or placed in the Top 3 in Greek Week each of the last 3 years. We have more members in Florida Cicerones than any other fraternity (including the President). We have brothers involved in Preview, Student Government, IFC, and Florida Blue Key. In addition to our involvement, we maintain a strong fraternity GPA. We have study programs on a weekly basis to make sure our brothers maintain a high academic average. And best of all, we have a social event at least once a week throughout the entire school year. We also go on brotherhood camping trips, ski trips, and have poker nights and other such events throughout the semester. We are moving into our new renovated chapter house in Fall of 2000- and it promises to be the nicest house on campus. These brothers attended the 1999 national for Phi Sigma Kappa in Scottsdale, Arizona last summer. Dressed up for a chapter meet- ing, these Phi Sig brothers pose for a picture. At the 1999 Zeta Tau Alpha Line Dance competition, these Phi Sigma appa brothers show off their Ghostbusters costumes. 139 Located next to the Alpha Tau Omega house, the Phi Tau house is home to about a third of the brothers. Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on March 17, 1906. They have held their charter at the University of Florida since March 9, 1926. Their chapter name is Alpha Eta and on campus their nickname is Phi Tau. Every year Phi Kappa Tau sponsors a philanthropy " Midnight Madness " to benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Phi Kappa Tau fraternity ' s colors are Harvard Red and Old Gold and their flower is the red Carnation. The Grand Exalted Buzzard is the mascot of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. The motto of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity is " The force of many, the power of one. " Phi Kappa Tau has always prided itself on superior athletic achievement, campus involvement, and most of all a strong brotherhood. Showing excitement after a Gator football game, these brothers go back to the house to celebrate. Posing for the 1999 Fall Rush magazine, these Phi Kappa Tau brothers pose in front of the University ' s welcoming sign. 140 Posing in front of their house, these Sigma Chi brothers and their friends welcome rushees. Sigma Chi Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on June 28, 1855. They have held their charter at the University of Florida since October4, 1924. Their chapter name is Gamma Theta. Ever year Sigma Chi sponsors a philanthropy called " Derby Days. " The money raised during their philanthropy benefits the Children ' s Miracle Network. Sigma Chi ' s symbol is the white cross. Blue and Old Gold are the colors of Sigma Chi Fraternity and their flower is the white Rose. " In Hoc Signo Vinces, " is the motto of Sigma Chi. At a Biker and Babes social, these brothers and their dates pose for a rough looking picture. At their semi-formal, these Sigma Chi brothers pose for a picture. Socials, date nctions, and other activities throughout the year bring the brothers together to ake lasting memories. 141 Posing with police on the streets of New Orleans, these Sigma Nu ' s have a great time at Mardi Gras. Sigma Nu Sigma Nu was founded at Lexington, on January 1, 1869. They have held their charter at the University of Florida since 19, 1920. Their chapter name is Epsilon Zeta. Panama Jack Volleyball Classic is Sigma Nu ' s annual philanthropy with all of the benefitting the Ronald McDonald House. The white cross is the symbol of Sigma Nu and their flower is the white rose. Sigma Nu ' s colors are black and gold and their mascot is the snake. Sigma Nu Fraternity was founded on the cardinal virtues of " Love, Truth, and Honor, " which is also their motto. Sigma Nu brothers are actively involved in Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa, Mor- tar Board, Student Senate, Accent, Homecoming, Interfraternity Council, Order of Omega, and Savant UF. This Sigma Nu brother and his pose at Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Posing for the 1999 Fall Rush magazine, these Sigma Nu brothers and their sweethearts are in the living room of their fraternity house. 142 The Sigma Phi Epsilon displays its uniqueness and beauty on Row. V These Sig Eps and their sorority friends have a great time at their day glow social. Sigma Phi Epsilon Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded at Richmond College in Virginia on November 1 , 1901. The Florida Alpha chapter has held their charter at the University of Florida since March 28, 1925. Each year Sigma Phi Epsilon sponsors a philanthropy called " Surf Frenzy, " which is a surfing competition to benefit the Surfrider Foundation to clean up area beaches and oceans. Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s symbol is the skull and crossbones over a heart. They have two flowers: the American red Beauty and the Violet. Red and Purple are the colors of sigma Phi Epsilon " Sugar " the albino boxer is the mascot of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Sigma Phi Epsilon ' s motto and logo is the Balanced Man, which reminds brothers to excel in every aspect of life and to become well rounded individuals. The members of Sigma Phi Epsilon are known as " Sig-Ep Gentlemen " and are bonded by brotherhood, and lifelong friendship. hese Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers pose for a photo to appear in the Fall sh magazine. The rush process brings in two new pledge classes each year. 143 Looking their finest, these Pi Kappa Phi brothers pose for a picture for the 1999 Fall Rush magazine. One night before going out, Some Pi Kapps pose with their dates outside their house. 144 At a " Toga Tear Off ' party with the ladies of Kappa Delta, these Pi Kam: Phi brothers show off their muscles for a picture. Pi Kappa Phi Phi Kappa Phi was founded on December 10, 1904 at the College of Charleston and locally on February 23, 1924. Pi Kappa Phi ' s Alpha Epsilon chapter recently celebrated its 76th anniversary on February 23rd. We are proud to boast regarding our various alumni, Ben Hill Griffin being our most highly noted. We surround ourselves with community service involvement, intramural sports success, campus involvement, and a GPA which is above the all men ' s average on campus. The annual is " No Boundaries " which is a fraternity bench-press and sorority line-dance competition. Pi Kappa Phi has more than 160 chapters to date. Alpha Epsilon is proud of its Journey Level Scholarship status with our national of which only a few chapters have the honor of receiving. Our public symbol is the bell and our fraternal flower is the red rose. These older Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers pose out in front of their house. Sigma Alpha Epsilon Sigma Alpha Epsilon was founded on March 9, 1856 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on the banks of the Black Warrior River. The Florida Upsilon chapter was founded at the University of Florida on February 11, 1884. The symbol of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity is the lion and their colors are purple and gold. The violet is the flower of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. " Scholarship, Athletics, and Excellence, " is Sigma Alpha Epsilon ' s motto. Sigma Alpha Epsilon takes scholarship very seriously and has consistently finished in the top of the academic performance list among the fraternities. Athletics is something else that is important to Sigma Alpha Epsilon members. They consistently win the Blue division championship on the intramural level. Leadership is another key aspect of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Members hold positions in Student Government, and the lnterfraternity Council offers brothers an opportunity to take part in our national leadership school annually held at their headquarters in Evanston, Illinois. These Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers pose in front of their mascot the lion advertise their fraternity in the 1999 Fall Rush magazine. Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity display their badges proudly. 145 These TEP brothers show off their new jerseys that they had monogrammed with their nicknames. These brothers hang out with their friends at the TEP house one night before going out. 146 Each year Tau Epsilon Phi holds a formal. The event is highly anticipated for both the brothers and their dates. Tau Epsilon Phi Tau Epsilon Phi was founded at Colombia University on October 10, 1910. They have held their charter at the University of Florida since February of 1925. Their chapter name is Tau Alpha. The money raised at Tau Epsilon Phi ' s philanthropy benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Tau Epsilon Phi ' s colors are purple and white. Some men that have their names forever inscribed in the portals of Tau Epsilon Phi are great leaders like President Dwight D. Eisenhower, famous scientists like Dr. Jonas Salk, celebrities like Judge Joseph Wapner, and basketball legends like Arnold " Red " Auerbach. The motto of Tau Epsilon Phi is " Tradition, Excellence, Pride. " At a date function during the Fall semester, these TKE brothers chat with their dates. At a greek phianthropy event, these TKE brothers hang out with some Kappa Alpha Theta ladies. Tau Kappa Epsilon Last year, Tau Kappa Epsilon celebrated their 100th anniversary since they were formed in Bloomington, Illinois. The Gamma Theta was chartered at the University of Florida on January 19, 1950. Brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon strive to better men by adhering to the three essen- tial elements of true brotherhood: love, charity, and esteem. Brothers of TKE share a unique bond that carries through the good times and the bad times. Every brother at our chapter knows he will always have somewhere to turn to for help. Members of Tau Kappa Epsilon are involved in many campus organizations such as Student Government, Homecoming, Florida Blue Key, and Savant UF. This year we sponsored the Homecoming Queen during Gator Growl. Tau Kappa Epsilon ' s annual philanthropy is " TKE, Klues, and Enigmas " to benefit the Olympics. The symbol of TKE is the skull and crossbones and their colors are Cherry and Grey. On their 100th Anniversary, these Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers attended the National Headquarters of the fraternity to celebrate. 147 Looking their finest, these Theta Chi gentlemen pose in the Swamp with some Theta Chi sweethearts. 148 At a 1998 Grab-A-Date, these Theta Chi brothers take some time away from their dates to take a group shot. Theta Chi Theta Chi Fraternity was founded at Norwich University on April 10, 1956. Tau chapter was established at the University of Florida in 1916. In recent years, Theta Chi has amassed a number of accomplishments. They have won the Alter Award, which is given to the top Theta Chi chapter in the nation, two out of the past three years. In 1995, the Tau chapter recieved the Buddy McKay Award, which is awarded to the number one fraternity on campus by the IFC. Over the Top Arm Wrestling Tournament, Theta Chi ' s philanthropy, is one of the largest on campus. It donates toys to Hope for the Holidays. Campus involvement includes a former Student Body President, a former Florida Blue Key President, and winners of the President ' s Cup. In addition to the many accomplishments, Theta Chi takes part in fun activities I ike their recent annual " Sailing the Seven Seas " cruise to Freeport, Bahamas. Theta Chi has attained much in recent years. However, none of these could have become a reality without the strong brotherhood holding our together. The brothers here pride themselves in everything they do. It is that one intangible quality that makes everything possible. At a social with Kappa Delta and Kappa Alpha Theta, these Theta Chi men are enjoying their night. During Dance Marathon, the participating brothers pose with some fellow dancers. These Zeta Beta Tau brother ' s pose outside their 1920 ' s themed party. After an intramural football team, some ZBT players pose for a group picture with some fans. ZBT consistantly ranked high in the football standings. 149 Zeta Beta Tau The Alpha Zeta chapter of Zeta Beta Tau began in 1994 and the founding fathers have seen the fraternity grow into the powerhouse of excellence that they intended for it to become. In October 1999 we held our second annual ZBT Powder Puff philanthropy benefiting the North Central Florida AIDS Network. This consisted of a I tournament for participating sororities as well as a cheerleading competition for fraternities and The hard work and dedication put in by the brotherhood made it a successful philanthropy and earned over money for NCFAN. For Homecoming 1999 we enjoyed several events with the ladies of Kappa Kappa Gamma. ZBTahiti is a highly anticipated party held in the spring. We decorate the house in a tropical setting spending a large amount of time and effort putting together on of the campus ' finest parties. organizations any of you have had a chance to join a club then now of the the (office of student affairs), often referred to as BIG BLACK BOOK! Located in the Reitz ' Union, this massive book contains the phone numbers, and meeting times to hundreds of student run organizations. Not only does the ' University of Florida make it easy to join a group, you can just as start your own. Sure college can be a difficult time, but what if you were allowed to get away from all that studying and relax with something you enjoy? Many students find fun in doing extracurricular activities not only to benefit resumes, but get away from school-work Student run organizations range from the " Pet lovers club " to the " I love pizza club. " absurd and it is not. If can think of something you like chances are there is a group to join. Contributing to school run organization made many feel welcome when first arriving on campus. With over 45,000 students, it is easy to get lost at the ' University. However, if you join a group you are interested in then you wil soon be meeting people and having fun. Participation was hard for some with busy , but in the end students made efforts to get involved in their school Ugh this may sound organizations Student BODY PRESIDENT BRENT A.GORDON As your Student Body President, I am your spokesman and advocate on many different levels. I work to represent you and present your views to the UF the Board of Regents, the Florida Legislature and Federal Government. Further, I oversee the over $8,700,000 budget, which is utilized to fulfill students needs in places like the Reitz Union, Rec Fitness Centers and many diverse student organizations. Finally, I work closely with SG ' s Cabinets that provide informat ion and produce educational programs for all UF ' s student. Your UF student Government is run by students, for the students. I encourage each of you to get involved in your SG. By working together, we can create a wonderful college experience not only for ourselves, but also the entire student body. STUDENT BODY VICE PRESIDENT Jocelyn M Moore As your Student Body Vice President, I directly oversee and coordinate the activities of the 35 Executive Cabinets, which form the programming arm of Student Government. It is my job to make sure that each cabinet is working effectively and efficiently, so that we, as Student Government, can actively address the diverse needs of 40,000+ University of Florida students. Throughout the year, the Executive Cabinet produces a variety of quality educational programming that ranges in scope from Campus Safety to Multicultural Affairs. In order to ensure a successful Cabinet, I meet regularly with Cabinet Coordinators, Cabinet Directors, the Student Government Executive Committee, other campus leaders, and university administrators. As Student Body Vice President, I have a personal obligation to ensure that Student Government is representative of all our students. For this reason, I welcome your participation, your ideas, and your feedback. Together we can make our university better, and with your help, I plan to do just that. STUDENT TREASURER George M. Kramer As Student Body Treasurer, I serve as the chief Financial Officer of the Student Body and act as Fiduciary Agent for all Student Government funded organizations in accordance with State of Florida and Student Body Law. I am also responsible for keeping complete and accurate accounts of all Student Body funds on deposit with the Cashier of the University. Lastly, I am responsible for meeting with and assisting student organizations in providing services and programming for the University of Florida Student Body. The current Activity and Service Fee is $7.27 per credit hour and is collected as a component of tuition. This Activity and Service (A S) Fee multiplied by the 41,000 students at UF, totals over $8.7 million for lawful allocation to duly recognized student organizations and other services for students. Under University of Florida policy, no Activity and Service fees can be expended without the approval of the Student Body Treasurer. 152 cabinet directors Michelle Butler Stacy Alexander Elizabeth Schule Levi Stanley Academic Affairs Community-Political Municipal Parking and SG Newsletter Anna Shea Affairs Transportation Text Administrative Affairs Michelle Griffith Ronert Heekin Se Chang Seth Brotman disAbility Affairs National Public SG Resource Guide Alumni Affairs Amy Schwarzer Relations Layout Design Tiffany Williams Environmental Affairs Arleen Hooks Willie Wilder BIG GATORS Sonja Parisek Non-Traditional Student SG Resource Guide little gators Wesley Wilson Affairs Text Roy DeJesus Graduate Student Craig Meddin Richard Rosenblatt Campus Involvement Affairs Off-Campus Housing Solicitations Mentor Mentee Virkeisha Taite Jordan Spak Natalie Hanan Laurence Bolotin Health On Campus Housing Student Advocacy Campus Involvement Joy Quittner Mike Kesler Ramiro Montes de Oca Organizations Insight Organizational Technology Philip Gold Joel Feldman Outreach SWAT Campus Safety Insight Editor-in-Chief Hope Demps Jonathan Binder Christopher Pezon Mayte Canino Kristen Snyder Technology - Web Pag Campus Improvements International Professional Layout Design Lisa Gong Student Affairs Student Affairs Andrea Farquhar Career Development Jennifer Pearl Tommy Newcomb Women ' s Affairs Katherine Larry Lesbian, Gay, and Recreation Health Community Affairs Bisexual Student Affairs Mark O ' Grady Karen Persis Student Involvement Dori Marlin Research Women ' s Affairs Tamara-Kay Tibby Local Public Relations Jennifer Beaman Outreach Community Affairs Tamarind Murietta SG Newsletter Planning Development Multicultural Affairs Layout Design CABINET COORDINATOr SPOTLIGHT: Troy Finnegan Team 1 Josè Gonzalez Team 2 Stacey Gross Team 3 Kimberly Jefferson Team 4 Lauren Kaplus Team 5 Rebecca Moore Team 6 LaShara Smith Team 7 153 Accent Student speakers bureau Justin Sternberg Chairman ACCENT is the largest student-run speakers bureau int he antion. We have been bringing programs to the University of Florida since the early 1960 ' s and offer all speeches free to the student body and open to the public. ACCENT has sponsored many speeches at UF, including presentations in recent years by President Jimmy Carter, Vice President Dan Quayle, Bob Dole, Greg Louganis, Steve Forbes, Spike Lee, Ervin " Magic " Johnson, MTV ' s Loveline, Dick Vitale, Andy Richter, Ellen DeGeneres, and Oliver Stone. Student government productions Brian Crevasse Chairman Student Government Productions has secured and promoted concerts at the University of Florida since 1972. As the only branch of Student Government that can charge admission, SGP offers shows to the student and local at discounted prices or free of charge. Concerts are held during the academic year at the Stephen C. O ' Connell Center, Center for the Performing Arts, J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroon, University Bandshell, and the Florida Theatre. Recently, SGP has brought Dishwalla, Third Eye Blind, A Tribe Called Quest, Fiona Apple, The Wallflowers and many others. 154 SPECIAL THANKS TO THOSE WHO MADE THE 1999-2000 YEARBOOK POSSIBLE: EDITOR-IN-CHEIF: TESSA MAGEE STUDENT LIFE PHOTO EDITOR: ERIC HASTIE ACADEMICS: ASHLEY MANN SPORTS: GEORGE GREEKS: MELISSA SOGEGIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR: SHAREE THOMAS WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND DEDICATION THIS BOOK WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED! 155 Alpha Kappa Psi Alpha Kappa Psi is the nations oldest and most professional business fraternity. It was founded in 1904 at New York University. Currently, there are over 250 college chapters and over 80 alumni chapters across the nation. Alpha Kappa Psi is a BROTHERHOOD, not a club or society. It is a co-ed organization that emphasizes high professional, as well as personal, standards amongst its members. It offers opportunities to develop and improve leadership, interpersonal, and professional skills. As a n ational organization, Alpha Kappa Psi has united over 170,000 people in such a business-oriented brotherhood. The local chapter here at OF consists of nearly 200 members, making it the largest chapter in the nation. Members of Alpha Kappa Psi are involved in campus, community, social and professional activities. Alpha Kappa Psi participates in activities such as Dance Marathon, junior Adopt-A-County Road, Boys Girls Club, Ronald McDonald House, St. Francis House, Winn Dixie Hope Lodge, and March of Dimes. Alpha Kappa Psi also maintains corporate relations with companies such as Anderson Consulting, Arthur Anderson, Ernst Young, Intel, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and many more! In addition, Alpha Kappa Psi has parties, dinners, a woodser, and a dance each semester. Through all of this, brothers of Alpha Kappa Psi make friendships that will last a lifetime. Alpha Kappa Psi enhances as well as supplements its mem- bers ' academic training. The fraternity prepares its brothers to excel in the real world of business by providing opportunities to develop important leadership, organization, time management, and public speaking skills. Simply stated, Alpha Kappa Psi provides its members the essential skills needed to become better business leaders. Two Alpha Kappa Psi members enjoy a crazy day of outdoor fun and sun. These University of Florida Alpha Kappa Psi members enjoy each others company at a fun filled event. 156 Four Alpha Kappa Psi members play a rousing game of bingo to relieve the stress of all the business classes. A group of Alpha Kappa Psi members colaborate in class on tricky assignments. Student owned and operated, the Collegiate Living Organization has been providing inexpensive housing for University of Florida students since 1931. C.L.O. was started by a small body of Florida students who realized that the group is stronger than the individual. Originally an all male organization, C.L.O. has since become coed in 1969, and is currently at a membership of 72 students during the fall of 1999. This organization is grateful to a former member of the University of Florida ' s faculty, Dr. Joseph R. Fulk, who in 1940 presented the organization, in a trust deed, the grounds and previous set of buildings as a living memorial to his wife, Nellie Swanson Fulk. As Well as offering economical advantages by buying and cooperative living, C.L.O. takes pride in building lasting friendships through activities end team sports while creating a unique college environment. For the spring 2000 semester, C.L.O officers are Julia Duchastel as President, Brian Sneed as Vice-President, Rebecca Plamondon as Treasurer, Monica Duque and Sara Muller as Secretary, and Richard Roettgen as Kitchen Manager. These three Collegiate Living Organization members are having a great time at a C.L.O. event. COLLEGIATE LIVING ORGANIZATION Two C.L.O. members enjoy an evening of fine dining and good company. A group of C.L.O. members get ready to go tubing in the icy waters at Ginnie Springs. A collegiate living or- ganization member en- joys a day of raftin at lake Wahlberg. lks traditional karate The LKS Traditional Karate Club was established in March of 1997 by Chris Sterian and Linette Spink, in whose memory the club bears her initials. The club is dedicated to the perseverance of the essence of Karate by combining modern teaching methods with a traditional curriculum. Traditional Karate involves grace, agility, and strength. Its practice aims at building strong basics with a variety of techniques and combinations enabling students to defend themselves or others, or to escape from difficult situations. Though there is an emphasis on physical fitness during practice, the main purpose of Karate is the development of good character. Since its establishment in 1997, the Traditional Karate Club of the University of Florida has been very actively involved in tournaments and seminars all over Florida. It also participated in the Martial Arts Night at the University of Florida in October 1999. Sensei Chris Sterian, head instructor and Dan, frequently conducts seminars all over the U.S. and abroad. The most important event of the Spring Term 2000 was the Japan Karate-Do International Tournament held at Miami Beach Convention Center on March In addition to the numerous teams from all over Florida, teams from eight different countries, mainly Latin America, participated in the tournament. The nine member counting team around Head Instructor Chris Sterian competed in the adults division, on all four levels from beginner to black belt. In the beginner kata division, Wilfredo Ortiz was placed second, Florence Feyerbacher third. In the intermediate division, Lily Nguyen and Alison Sato were both placed third with an equal number of points. The Traditional Karate Club was also able to score well in the advanced division with David Carr placed first and Andrew Carey placed second. In the highly competitive black belt division, Louie Pejic was placed third. The OF Sports Club did not only compete in Kata (forms) though, but also C ompeting in competitions was just one of many ways that the Karate club helped to represent the University of Florida. in Kumite (spar- Feyerbacher the beginner di- Carey third in the sion. In the black Louie Pejic was third for Kata. team did not only compete in the self, but also ac- to the opening chaired by the pan. Sensei head instructor of Karate Club and ner of the Grand demonstrated kata. Together Ted Lorenzen, and David Carr, lustrated the ap- kata in a fight. ing forward to tions and martial next semester new members. It thank Sensei his efforts and rate. ring). Florence placed second in vision, Andrew advanced divi- belt division, again placed However, the successfully tournament it- tively contributed ceremony, Council of Japan Chris Sterian, the Traditional last year ' s win- Champion title the Kankudai with his students Michael Carey Sterian then il- plication of this The club is look- new seminars a nd welcomes would also like to Chris Sterian for dedication to Karate 158 photogr aphic club The Photography Club is a way to express oneself with a camera. Our club is open to the public and has met at various locations and eating establishments on campus. We find that sharing photos goes well with the chicken quesadillas at Baja Tortilla or sandwiches at Joe ' s Deli. I can ' t begin to tell you how much fun it is to look at everyone ' s pictures after a trip. The club really is an efficient way to travel with picture taking in mind. Think about it, when was the l ast time you went sightseeing with friends or family? Did they let you stop and take pictures? Did the pictures come out nice? We take these trips together to make sure that everyone learns how to take a good picture. We trade photo secrets as we get to know each other. Some Photography Club members have advanced picture taking to the next level. Ami Howard recently had her works on display at the Art History Association ' s Semi-Annual Art Show. Photo Club members, like Andy Howard, have their favorite works on their own websites. Others, like Matthew Henry and myself, are in the process of building a web site. We are currently working on a project for our club ' s sponsor Jill Keezer. By making a page for her facilities, we get experience in putting our pictures to good use. One use of photography, which Todd Coleman has found useful, is advertising. He hopes to be able to advertise his artwork by taking captivating pictures of it. Trips are bonding experiences for all the Photo Club A few of our trip destinations are Micanopy, Sarasota, and Englewood, FL. Our trip to Miconopy started out in what used to be a glass factory, situated in a family ' s backyard. While there we collected little chunks of smooth glass. After that we moved to downtown Micanopy where we visited the stained glass shop on the main street. We talked the manager into letting us tour the bed and breakfast upstairs as well, which was filled with more impressive stained glass windows. Our next trip took us to the Medieval Faire in Sarasota, where we watched shows and took pictures of each other and the amazing things the shops there had to offer. After our long, fun day, we went back to Englewood, where we stayed, to watch the blazing sun set over the Gulf of Mexico. Copy by: Nicole Favreau Photo by: Nicole Favreau hoto by Ami Howard: http: www.crosswinds.net –amihoward 159 PEOPLE those of us who have had an early morning class, the feeling that you are the only one on a deserted campus is no stranger. How can this be? The University is home-to over 45,000 students. As the day goes on more and more sleep walking souls emerge from dorms and buses all over campus. By noon, Turlington Plaza is a bustle of Religious fanatics and Political Party representatives. Each year the incoming freshmen class builds in size and each year, walking to class becomes a more exciting episode of carnival bumper cars. Dodging people is quickly becoming a giate sport. The only benefit to having these massive amounts of students is the increase in the University of Florida ' s academic excellence. Accommodating all 45,000 faces into the school yearbook is no easy task, however, when no one seems to know we have a yearbook the job becomes a little easier. Traditionally, the senior class is encouraged to get their picture taken, but everyone is welcome. Eventually, only a small portion of the student body actually gets their picture taken. These few smiling faces, although a small number, are a reflection of the positive attitude of the sity. 160 161 Glenda Frederick Susanna Gallor Melanie Rosenberg Paulette Street Sandy Vernon Wayne Walker Thank You To All The Staff For Your Help. 162 Marc Adler Ahmed Al-Muaini Dale Anderson Renata Andrade Tiffany Arcaro LaToya Atwell Jessica Baer Eric Bauer Natalie Bauman Matt Ausman Juliana Azoubel Lorraine Behar Jacky Bispham Bridget Boyd Crystal Bravate Ana Maritza Bernal Mura Marc Bernstein Thomas Bravate Ondina Brusso Michelle Butler Kimberly Byers Monique Bridges Tiffany Brown Magda Cadet Marcus Capratt Joel Carlin Stephen Chang Chris Carmody Neal Castaldo Nicholas Cewe 163 Joseph Cough lin Alexis Clark Brian Chumney Christina Christian Deanne Ching Chris Cowperthwaite Nick Crone Kristen Curley Gregory Dauphin Roy DeJesus Katelyn Dervay Daniela Dimitrova Paul Dowling Bryan Edelstein Katie Estock Nicole Favreau Alissa Fessell Alison Fischer Philip Garces Mischka Garel Bret Gainsford Melissa Freedman Javier Garrido Jennifer Gates George Glenn Dean Gockel Brent Gordon Meagan Gordon Kathryn Graves Michelle Haas 164 Eric Hastie Margaret Holzer Mansoor Javed Peter Keck Matthew Henry Kelli Herring Arabella Hooks Ava Hue Laura Johnson Jessica Jones Samir Khanani Jessica Kordansky Jennifer Hickman Canaan Himmelbaum Jodi Hodges Rasheda Isaac Jennifer Iurcovich Jermaud Jackson Amanda Jordan Jamie Kacur Lauren Kaplus Cory Kravit Casey Krichbaum Srividya Krishnamurthy Michael Laker Katherine LeBovitz Pierre Lemene Christa Levka Jd Lewis Julie Lewis 165 Iris Lim Tessa Magee Jane Mai Heather Manley Ashley Mann Jill Marshall Patricia McCord Jennifer McNamara Amanda Meecham Henry Mestiso Milena Mira Matthew Mochow Lourdes Molina Philip Monahan Ramiro Montes De Oca Jennifer Nelson Sabrina Ng Avie Norris Christopher Novak Kerri Olsen John Park Christen Parken Nikul Patel Jodi Pavlica Torrey Peace Kenneth Pierce Carmelina Piparo Karen Probes Cristy Raynolds Oma Ressler 166 Kelley Richards Sarah Roberts Laurean Robinson Anne Rosebery Glenn Rossbach Robert Ruzio Michael Safren Alicia Salmon Lauren Saslow Zach Schlitt Charles Schnur Lonny Schnur Mehul Shah Mason Shamis Reena Shah Kendall Shannon Sheetal Sharma Katrina Silvey Vikram Singh Nicola Siso Justin Smith Melissa Sogegian Maria Song Leonard Sprague Stacy St.Clair Evenon St. Hilaire Brooke Stanley Umar Sted Leah Steverson Tamara Stocks 167 Tuan Ta Lenore Sutton Michelle Suchy Heather Stubbs Jenny Stubbs Stephanie Tamplin Franz Wakefield Jennifer Volmar Nikki Tibbs Sharee Thomas Erica Tannen Juliana Warinner Mae Webb Lisa Weseman Liz Wilcox Michelle Wilcox Jody Wilson Christopher Winter Nicole Wuckovich Natasha Yousaf Valerie Wright 168 A Look Around Campus Just Another Day at College 170 172 173 174 175 sponsors are a large part of everything at the ' University of Florida. We rely on donations from many local organizations to run some of the programs that go on. If you have ever received free pizza, thank Dominos, or what about our school being a Coca-Cola, campus, each year they donate much needed funding to a variety of programs. Without the contributions of these businesses, students would be on their own to raise money. We would have no concerts, no comedians, no Gator Growl, all possible with the aid of these giving companies. However, as long as they support us we must remember to show our appreciation and give back to them. In some places it shows, Dominos alone has the best selling store in the nation, not to mention every Friday night the Swamp is packed with grateful students. So lets keep up our appreciation for our community and thank them as much as possible. Although we are separate by being on campus while most of the companies are not, we must orget the boundaries of roads see the bigger picture. We are working together to create Gainesville, a town to home. With these companies ' contributions dedication to our school this task becomes much easier. 176 Closing Well; now that you survived four years of studying, and activities, was it all that bad? Although the workload may have been intimidating at times, you could always rely on Gator spirit to carry you on. For the underclassmen, pursue your dreams, it may be difficult at times, but everything has its ups and downs so hang in there. To the Seniors, on your hard work and dedication, good luck in the future, but as you move on never forget your past because once a Gator, always a Gator. For many, your fife long dreams are only a step away and for others there may be a few more years to go, but at least you are that much closer to reaching your goals. Gainesville... you lived here for four years of your fife, made friendship to last a lifetime, and even graduated in between all the partying! So what do have to show for all of your efforts, a diploma? much more, you, a Florida Gator, have proven your self as a reader among the masses. Although, at first it seemed as though there was too much to handle anti that the work would be hard to swallow you pursued on in an effort to announce to the world that Gators are survivors anti will not be intimidated by anything! Another Year In The Book The Tower for 2000 is done, somewhat late, but still done.The staff worked with limited help and budget to produce this book for the University comm unity. The Tower was printed in Clarksville, Tennessee by Jostens Yearbooks. The Gainesville resentatives are John Cantlon and Max Newell. The Tower will be come a spring delivery book for 2002, with plans to have the book in Gainesville by the middle of April 232
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