When Ruth Alexander first came to the University of Florida in 1969, the “Lady Gator” athletic program did not exist. She had a vision for women’s sports at UF and has recently been nominated by the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame for seeing that vision through. This isn’t the first time she has been recognized. Her work with the “Lady Gators” during the 1970’s helped her become the first woman to be appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports by President Richard Nixon. WUFT FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with her this week.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/ruthalexanderqa.mp3]
The Santa Fe High School girls' volleyball team not only won its first state championship last year, but the team also won the first state championship for a girls' sport in school history. Head Coach Eric Marshall, who has coached the Santa Fe Raiders since 2018, is preparing his team to chase that victory again this year.