The Florida Gators added to their huge trophy case on Tuesday night. The Gators defeated SEC rival LSU 6-1 in Game 2 to clinch the school's first College World Series championship.
Florida becomes just the fourth school to win a national championship in baseball, men's basketball and football, joining Michigan, Ohio State and UCLA. Among the three major men's sports, Florida now has five national titles since former coaches Urban Meyer and Billy Donovan roamed the sidelines in Gainesville.
Of course Tim Tebow weighed in
After Tebow's high-A debut for the St. Lucie Mets was rained out on Tuesday, it's safe to say he was focused on the action in Omaha.
Congrats @GatorsBB! Proud to be a Gator!— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) June 28, 2017
Current Florida coaches react
Gators football coach Jim McElwain, offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and basketball coach Michael White also chimed in on social media.
Champs! 🐊 https://t.co/Cch2ckt6gU— Michael White (@MikeWhiteUF) June 28, 2017
More Gators greats celebrate
Alumni across the NBA, NFL and MLB weren't shy about their Gators pride.
Congrats @GatorsBB total team effort. Go Gators!!!!— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) June 28, 2017
🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️⚾️ https://t.co/tKJepzjFD3— Mike Miller (@MikeMiller_13) June 28, 2017
Congrats 2 the Gators baseball team for their first National Championship!!! #GoGators— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) June 28, 2017
The next pursuit of a Florida national title begins in 65 days, when football season kicks off on Sept. 2 against Michigan.
-- John Wilmhoff