UF featured on cover of Sports Illustrated-Campus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- School is back in session and that is evident by a classroom of University of Florida student-athletes featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated on Campus' Back-to-School edition. The issue was released today and UF students can find issues at various campus student recreation locations.

The edition can also be seen on-line here.

This edition of SI-Campus features the Best of College Athletics. The Gator program was named the Best School for Non-Revenue Athletes. Last year, 11 UF teams turned in top-10 national finishes - baseball (2nd), men's indoor track & field (2nd), women's indoor track & field (2nd), men's outdoor track & field (2nd), men's tennis (T-3rd), women's tennis (T-3rd), women's swimming & diving (4th), men's swimming & diving (5th), gymnastics (7th), women's golf (10th), women's outdoor track & field (T-10th).

In the middle is Josh Meyer, a National Merit Scholar from Wilmington, N.C., who is majoring in chemistry. The freshman is interested in international health issues, particularly in Africa, where he has done mission work. He is in UF's Student Honors Organization and the University Honors Program. In 2004, UF ranked first among public institutions in attracting National Merit Scholars.

There is plenty of athletic action on the UF campus this weekend. The No. 7 Gator volleyball team plays host to the Campus USA Credit Union Classic Friday and Saturday in the O'Connell Center. UF begins play Friday at 7:30 p.m. versus IPFW. The No. 13 Gator soccer team plays host to No. 16 and undefeated Florida State at 8 p.m. on Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium. That match will also air live on Sun Sports. On Saturday, the No. 6 Gator football team meets No. 5 Tennessee at 8 p.m. at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in a game that will be televised by CBS.

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