Georgia Bulldogs





Championship History


UGA's 41 National Championship Teams
Football1942Women's Tennis (Indoor)2002
Football1980Men's Golf2005
Men's Tennis1985Women's Swimming & Diving2005
Gymnastics1987Equestrian2003
Men's Tennis1987Equestrian2004
Gymnastics1989Gymnastics2005
Baseball1990Gymnastics2006
Men's Golf1991Men's Tennis (Indoor)2006
Gymnastics1993Gymnastics2007
Women's Tennis (Indoor)1994Men's Tennis (Indoor)2007
Women's Tennis1994Men's Tennis2007
Women's Tennis (Indoor)1995Equestrian2008
Gymnastics1998Gymnastics2008
Gymnastics1999Men's Tennis2008
Men's Tennis1999Equestrian2009
Women's Swimming & Diving1999Gymnastics2009
Women's Swimming & Diving2000Equestrian2010
Women's Tennis2000Women's Swimming & Diving2013
Men's Tennis2001Equestrian2014
Women's Golf2001Women's Swimming & Diving2014
Women's Swimming & Diving2001


Individual National Champions
SportNational Champion AthletesNational Titles
Equestrian33
Men's Golf11
Women's Golf33
Gymnastics1840
Men's Indoor Track & Field33 (3 Events)
Women's Indoor Track & Field1114 (14 Events)
Men's Swimming & Diving1318 (18 Events)
Women's Swimming & Diving4474 (50 Events, 24 Relays)
*Men's Tennis88 (5 Singles, 3 Doubles)
Women's Tennis22 (2 Singles)
*Men's Track & Field911 (10 Events, 1 Relay)
Women's Track & Field812 (12 Events)
TOTALS123189


UGA Southeastern Conference Championships by Sport
Men's SportsWomen's Sports
Baseball6Women's Basketball7
Men's Basketball1Women's Golf11
Football12Gymnastics16
Men's Golf28Softball3
Men's Swimming & Diving3Women's Swimming & Diving10
Men's Tennis36Women's Tennis9
Men's Track & Field1Women's Track & Field3
Volleyball2


SEC All-Sports Rankings


The SEC All-Sports Trophy is awarded each year to the program that finishes with the highest average standing across each sport that is offered by the university. All-Sport Trophies are awarded to men's, women's and overall standings. The Halifax Group has awarded the All-Sports trophy since the 2011-12 season. The New York Times Regional Newspaper Group gave the awards from the 1994-95 through the 2010-11 seasons. Prior to that, the league tabulated the SEC All-Sports totals.

UGA SEC All-Sports Trophy Rankings
YearMenWomenOverall
1997-983rd2nd2nd
1998-993rd1st3rd
1999-20006th2nd4th
2000-011st2nd2nd
2001-022nd3rd2nd
2002-037th3rd5th
2003-042nd3rd2nd
2004-055th2nd3rd
2005-061st2nd1st
2006-073rd3rd3rd
2007-083rd2nd2nd
2008-092nd3rd2nd
2009-10T-4th2nd2nd
2010-112nd3rd2nd
2011-122nd2nd2nd
2012-13----2nd
2013-142nd3rd2nd
2014-154th6th4th


Georgia Olympians


The University of Georgia has produced 83 Olympians that have participated in a total of 14 Olympic games since 1936, as well as one former Bulldog that participated in the Paralympics. Georgia has also produced three different Olympic coaches. A total of 15 former Bulldogs have won 32 medals in the Games, including 17 of the gold variety. Georgia sent 28 athletes and one coach to the 2012 Summer Games that were held in London, England. One of those athletes was former Georgia swimmer Allison Schmitt who claimed three gold, and a total of five medals.

Complete List of Georgia Bulldogs In The Olympics

Honors and Recognition


Circle of Honor

The Circle of Honor is the UGA Athletic Association's all-sports recognition program, which is designed to recognize and pay tribute to extraordinary student-athletes and coaches who, by their performance and conduct, have brought honor to the University and themselves, and who by their actions have contributed to the tradition of the Georgia Bulldogs. 56 former Bulldog student-athletes and coaches have been inducted into the Circle of Honor since the awards inaugural class in 1996. The criteria also stipulates that each recipient has earned his or her academic degree.

Circle of Honor History

Circle of Distinction

The Circle of Distinction honors those individuals who have extended extraordinary support to Georgia athletics through the years. The honor is intended to recognize overwhelming loyalty and generosity that was exhibited by the inductees. Since the Circle of Distinction's inaugural induction in 2002, six Bulldog supporters have been awarded the honor.

Circle of Distinction History

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

A total of 97 former Bulldog athletes, coaches, and staff members have been inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Highlighted by Georgia greats such as Herschel Walker, Dan Magill, Vince Dooley, and Teresa Edwards, honorees are inducted after a three-tiered screening process and the final members are chosen based on their performance within their sport and their community.

Georgia Sports Hall of Fame History

Honda Award

Honda annually recognizes the most outstanding female collegiate athletes in the country with the Collegiate Women Sports Award. Winners are selected in each of the 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports by a panel of over 1,000 NCAA administrators. Since 1980, 19 Georgia student-athletes have been chosen as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and awarded the Honda-Broderick Cup.

Honda Award History

Academic Success


The University of Georgia ranks second all-time among all Southeastern Conference schools with 114 Academic All-Americans. In the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR), Georgia student-athletes graduated at a rate of 84%, which ranks fifth best among all 14 SEC schools. In the 2013-14 season alone, Georgia had 170 student-athletes earn spots on the SEC Academic Honor Roll. The 85 student-athletes on the 2013-14 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll was the highest total in the league. Georgia also leads the SEC with 59 post-graduate scholars and ranks fifth nationally.

Academic Points of Pride

Athletic Facilities


The University of Georgia's facilities rank among the nation's best and are consistently being upgraded to meet the standards of the NCAA and SEC. In 2010, Georgia renovated and expanded the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall building in a $40 million dollar project. The building houses the players' headquarters, including the locker room, weight room, sports medicine and meeting rooms, along with coaches' and Athletic Association offices. From the Gabrielsen Natatorium to the Spec Towns Track, Georgia is home to some of the top facilities in the nation.

Complete University of Georgia Facilities Listing

Rankin Smith Building


Rankin M. Smith, Sr. Student-Athlete Academic Center is dedicated to the academic success and support of Georgia's student-athletes. The 31,000 square foot facility consists of computer labs, multi-media classroom, over 40 large and small group tutoring rooms, writing center and counselor's offices. The $6.7 million facility is part of the "Investing in Champions" Athletic Association initiative and in recognition of the gift, has been named the Rankin M. Smith, Sr., Student-Athlete Academic Center honoring the UGA alumnus and former owner of the Atlanta Falcons.

Official Rankin Smith Center Website

Athletic Support Staff


The University of Georgia not only offers the top facilities in the nation, but also provides the best possible support for its student-athletes. Georgia realizes the importance of nutrition for athletic performance by housing one of the largest collegiate Sports Nutrition departments in the country. State of the art Sports Medicine facilities, coupled with Georgia's elite Strength and Conditioning staff, provide the best support possible for every student-athlete.

Official Sports Medicine Website
Official Sports Nutrition Website
Official Strength & Conditioning Website

Bulldogs Giving Back


Each of Georgia's athletics programs places a priority on community outreach and service that extends beyond the campus boundaries. On a season-to-season basis, Georgia's teams and student-athletes are involved in projects with renowned organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Camp Sunshine, and a host of additional foundations dedicated to the betterment of the local and regional communities. The giving spirit that pervades the Georgia community has seen numerous student-athletes receive recognition from the AFCA, SEC, NCAA and other notable associations for their dedication to helping those around them.

The University of Georgia Athletics Association is also committed to giving back to the University itself by donating a generous percentage of its profits to the advancement of student life and academic learning experiences across campus. As of the end of the 2013 fiscal year, this figure represented a significant portion ($23,883,561) of the University's operating revenues.

Student Athlete Advisory Committee


The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) exists to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image. More specifically, the UGA chapter of the SAAC operates for the purposes of:
  • Providing a voice for UGA student-athletes within the SEC conference structure.
  • Soliciting student-athlete responses to proposed SEC and NCAA legislation.
  • Recommending potential legislation.
  • Promoting a positive student-athlete image.
  • Organizing community service activities.
  • Serving as student-athlete liaisons to UGAAA Administration.
The official SAAC representatives for each sport are chosen by their respective head coaches. More information on SAAC can be found at the link below.

Official SAAC Constitution

Board of Directors


Student (voting): Mr. Bert F. Thompson, Jr. Student-Athletes (non-voting): Ms. Mary Beth Box (Gymnastics), Mr. Kisean Smith (Track and Field) The business and affairs of the Georgia Athletic Association are managed by the Board of Directors. The Board has general control of the business and affairs of the Association, subject to the express limitation that all operations of the Association shall be subject to the powers vested by laws of the State of Georgia in the Board of Regents of the University System and the powers delegated by the Regents to the Chancellor of the University System and the President of UGA.

Officers:
President Jere W. Morehead - Chairman
Dr. Pam Whitten - Vice Chairman
Prof. David E. Shipley - Secretary
Mr. Ryan A. Nesbit - Treasurer

Appointed Faculty Members:
Dr. K. Paige Carmichael
Dr. Greg H. Robinson
Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd

Elected Faculty Members:
Dr. Audrey A. Haynes
Dr. Janet E. Frick
Dr. Jennifer A. Samp

Alumni:
Mr. Chris Cummiskey
Hon. Steve C. Jones
Mr. Donald M. Leebern III
Mr. Jon C. Stinchcomb
Hon. Lisa G. Wood
Mr. Joel O. Wooten, Jr.
Mr. William D. Young, Jr.

President Alumni Association:
Ms. Ruth Ann Bartlett

Student Representatives:
Student (voting): Mr. Bert F. Thompson, Jr.
Student-Athletes (non-voting): Ms. Mary Beth Box (Gymnastics), Mr. Kisean Smith (Track and Field)
Complete UGAAA Administration/Staff Directory

Compliance


The University of Georgia Athletic Association is committed and obligated to the principle of institutional control in operating its athletics program in a manner that is consistent with the letter and the spirit of NCAA, Conference, and University rules and regulations. Each individual involved in intercollegiate athletics is obligated to maintain competency in knowledge of the rules; to act within his or her realm of responsibility in full compliance with the governing legislation; and to report any violation of NCAA, conference and /or institutional rules of which he or she is aware.

The commitment and obligation to operate the intercollegiate athletic association in adherence to the principle of institutional control is both institutional and individual. The Association's commitment is to maintain the control of the athletics programs through:
  • Employment and hiring of responsible administrators, coaches, and support staff personnel;
  • Education of coaches, staff, student-athletes and other individuals involved with the Athletic Association in their institutional responsibilities under the rules;
  • Development of monitoring and operating systems within the Association and the University that provide guidance in how to work within the rules;
  • Providing effective lines of communication between all affected constituencies;
  • Discovering and reporting any violations of rules that occur.
The Association's goals in responding to rules violations will be to encourage communication, to seek consistency and accountability and, above all, send a strong message that the Association is unequivocally committed to rules compliance.

Official UGAAA Compliance Website

Bulldog Club


The Georgia Bulldog Club is the fundraising arm of the Athletic Association charged with providing student-athlete scholarships, first class facilities, and the financial support necessary for each of UGA's 21 varsity sport programs. Members of the Bulldog Club are encouraged to invest in the cause through contributions to annual funds, capital campaigns, and scholarship endowments.

The Bulldog Club has been led by Executive Director Mark Slonaker since July of 2011. In that time Slonaker has implemented an Advisory Committee, a Young Alumni Ticketing program, an Endowed Named Coaching/Administrator program, fundraising plans for the Foley Field Revival and Equestrian Center facility projects, as well as restructuring the Endowed Scholarship program.

Official Bulldog Club Website

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