Gators at the Center

When the University of Florida wanted a home to foster continued academic and personal achievement, the UF Athletics Association, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and 160over90 collaborated to create an immersive experience within the newly built Otis Hawkins Center for Personal Excellence – a $25-million-dollar academic wing, for advising and tutoring nearly 500 student-athletes.

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Each time a player, parent or recruit steps inside the facility, they’ll be reminded of the Gator promise to empower every student-athlete to be independent and self-reliant, strong in effort and integrity, and resilient in character and poise. Features include a dynamic Florida Gators Flying F sculpture that “explodes” from the wall; each of its twenty-one bars is inscribed with a core value of Florida’s twenty-one teams. Also, a beautiful custom-cut longleaf pine mural that expresses the importance of dedication and character; the hallmarks of a celebrated athletics program like UF’s.

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The team:

CCO: Darryl Cilli
ECD: Stephen Penning
GCD: Greg Ash
CD: Alex Liebold
DS: Walton Dale
CW: Eduardo Moutinho
PM: Beth Julian
AS: Isabella Ramos
PM: Lauren Sylvester
MD: Dr. Phil

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