Athletics

Excellence and balance have been trademarks of UGA athletics. Athletic teams have won 41 national championships, including 29 since 1999. The championships include: 10 in women's gymnastics (1987, 1989, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009); eight in men's tennis (1985, 1987, 1999, 2001, 2006 indoor, 2007, 2007 indoor and 2008); six in women's swimming and diving (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2013 and 2014); five in women's tennis (1994, 1994 indoor, 1995 indoor, 2000 and 2002 indoor); two in football (1942, 1980); six in women's equestrian (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014); two in men's golf (1999, 2005); and one each in baseball (1990) and women's golf (2001).
UGA was 14th in the 2014-2015 Directors' Cup standings, the annual ranking of the nation's best all-around collegiate athletics programs.
The UGA Athletic Association gave $5 million to the university's academic enterprise in fiscal year 2015, including a $1 million contribution to be used for a new experiential learning initiative.
The 76,481 fans who watched the women's Olympic Gold Medal soccer game in Sanford Stadium Aug. 1, 1996, was at the time the largest number of people ever to attend a women's sports event.
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