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    SEC "40/40": A Celebration Of 40 Years In The SEC


     

    SEC 40/40: The Champions Gallery

    By: Eric SanInocencio
    Twitter: @EricSan
    SEC Digital Network

    Hoover, Ala. -- The groundbreaking SEC "40/40" series ends today, as we've featured 40 great stories exploring the entire history of women's athletics in the Southeastern Conference. The student-athletes, coaches and adminstrators that played a role in that success have shared their lives with this project, and we hope the final product gives you a in depth idea of what the past 40 years has been like.

    In 2011-12, the SEC as a whole had another banner year. The conference won nine National Championships, including titles in football and men's basketball. But, the strength of the league is about the entire program, and women's athletics has a big part in that. Five of the nine championships came from the SEC's women's programs, further cementing the league's dominance in this area.

    With SEC "40/40" coming to a close, we figured the best way to show the grow of the women's game was to feature the "gallery of champions". Clearly this isn't every women's program to ever win a National Championship, but consider this a slideshow of the past four decades of greatness.

    1. Florida Swimming (1982)



    2. Tennessee Women's Basketball (1987)



    3. Kentucky Cross Country (1988)



    4. LSU Outdoor Track and Field (1992)



    5. Alabama Gymnastics (1996)



    6. Florida Soccer (1988)



    7. Georgia Tennis (2000)



    8. Georgia Golf



    9. Tennessee Indoor Track (2005)


    10. Alabama Softball (2012)

     

     



     

     

    SEC "40/40": Feature Stories

    Date Story Author
    August 17 SEC 40/40: The Champions Gallery Eric SanInocencio
    August 16 SEC 40/40: Vanderbilt Bowling Rod Williamson
    August 15 SEC 40/40: Florida Women's Tennis Sean Cartell
    August 14 SEC 40/40: Celia Anderson Sean Cartell
    August 13 SEC 40/40: “No Dream Too Big”: Georgia Gymnastics Aimee M. Russo
    August 10 SEC 40/40: Fortner’s Olympic Dream Sean Cartell
    August 9 SEC 40/40: Alabama’s Sarah Patterson Sean Cartell
    August 8 SEC 40/40: Blazing Trails Chevonne Mansfield
    August 7 SEC 40/40: An Introduction To The SEC’s Newest Sport Baker Leyman
    August 6 SEC 40/40: 1998 Florida Soccer Sean Cartell
    August 3 SEC 40/40: Auburn's Reita Clanton Mae Margaret Davis
    August 2 SEC 40/40: Even Without Olympics, Gibson Still Golden Brian Rice
    August 1 SEC 40/40: The Journey Of Lolo Jones Eric SanInocencio
    July 31 SEC 40/40: The TV Factor Eric SanInocencio
    July 30 SEC 40/40: The Facilities...Then and Now Eric SanInocencio
    July 26 SEC 40/40: For The Love Of The Games Aimee Russo
    July 25 SEC 40/40: Shelton Still a Team Player Tim Letcher
    July 25 SEC 40/40: The Face Of Women's Athletics Baker Leyman
    July 24 SEC 40/40: Georgia's Maria Taylor Sean Cartell
    July 23 SEC 40/40: Claybrook's Path Eric SanInocencio
    July 20 SEC 40/40: 2012 Alabama Softball Sean Cartell
    July 19 SEC 40/40: Hazelwood Makes Quick Trip Home Tim Letcher
    July 18 SEC 40/40: Lewis Fights Back to Become Elite Golfer Tim Letcher
    July 17 SEC 40/40: Kentucky's Molly Johnson Sean Cartell
    July 16 SEC 40/40: Cronan’s Career Fueled By Being Denied Opportunity Brian Rice
    July 13 SEC 40/40: Kentucky's Myra Blackwelder Tim Letcher
    July 12 SEC 40/40: The Team Adam Minichino
    July 11 SEC 40/40: A Chancellor's Life Ron Higgins
    July 10 SEC 40/40: She's Still the One Tim Letcher
    July 9 SEC 40/40: "The Nun" Still Leads The Flock At Auburn Brian Rice
    July 6 SEC 40/40: Reflections with Lisa Raymond Sean Cartell
    July 5 SEC 40/40: Landers Blazes Trail Of Georgia Women's Basketball Sean Cartell
    July 4 SEC 40/40: Cara Capuano Q&A Eric SanInocencio
    July 3 SEC 40/40: Living The Dream (Dawn Staley) Eric SanInocencio
    July 2 SEC 40/40: Missouri and Texas A&M Women's Athletics History Sean Cartell
    June 29 SEC 40/40: Well-Rounded Trott Epitomizes Student-Athlete Sean Cartell
    June 28 SEC 40/40: McGovern Born To Run Mark Maloney
    June 27 SEC 40/40: For Williams, Plans Changed Eric SanInocencio
    June 26 SEC 40/40: Kentucky's Jenny Hansen Tim Letcher
    June 25 SEC Women’s Athletics – A Timeline Tammy Wilson
    June 23 SEC 40/40: A Celebration Of Women's Athletics Tammy Wilson