University of Florida Athletic Association

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University Athletic Association
UF Vertical Signature.svg
Established 1929
Director Jeremy Foley
Location Gainesville, Florida, USA
Website Official website
The Lemerand Center, home of the UAA.

The University Athletic Association, Inc. (UAA) is a non-profit corporation that is responsible for maintaining the Florida Gators intercollegiate sports program of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The UAA is run by a board of directors led by the University of Florida's athletic director. The athletic director also acts as the UAA's chief financial officer and reports directly to the president of the university.[1][2]

The athletic association was originally incorporated in 1929 with impetus from university president John J. Tigert to oversee the construction of Florida Field. Since then, its mission has grown to include operating and improving all of the school's athletic programs and facilities. As of the 2013-14 academic year, the UAA operates on an annual budget of $100.7 million which is generated entirely through its own revenues with additional support from Gator Boosters, Inc., the fundraising arm of the university's athletic department.[3] The UAA does not depend on the University of Florida's state funding for financial support and has in fact contributed $74 million to the school's academic programs since 1990.[4][5]

Current varsity sports[edit]

The UAA currently fields Florida Gators teams in nine men's sports and twelve women's sports:

Men's sports

 

Women's sports

The Gators men's and women's track and field teams are counted twice in the total number of sports teams because Florida's track and field athletes compete in the separate indoor and outdoor track and field seasons sanctioned by the NCAA.

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