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.
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 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
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
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:
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.
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
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 (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
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:
Official UGAAA Compliance Website
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.
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