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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 82 /68 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Expansion of Butler Plaza to bring more jobs: Students, speakers celebrate Saudi National Day in the Reitz Union. See the story on page 8. VOLUME 109 ISSUE 22 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014Kat Anthony / AlligatorExpress Yourself ALYSSA FISHERUF researchers can crunch calculations instantly thanks to a donation from IBM. The IBM partnership and donation of a PureData Analytics system was announced at the Fall 2014 Research Computing Day on Tuesday. UF is the only university in Florida to have the $500,000 system, which analyzes large data. The PureData Analytics system optimizes hundreds of millions of records to create patterns and answer questions faster. With PureData Analytics, researchers can do queries of 10 to 100 million records in three seconds, versus the 27 hours it would have normally taken, said Elias Eldayrie, vice president IBM recognized our drive for preeminence, Eldayrie said. And this latest donation by IBM will be one more tool added to the toolkit that we make available to our staff. Erik Deumens, UFIT director of research and commuting, said this will make a big impact on the university, adding another building block to the goal of becoming a top-10 public university. IBM chose to give UF the donation after seeing its data advances in 2013. The Data Center was built for $15 million and houses the $3.4 million HiPer Gator, the most powerful supercomputer in Florida. With HiPer Gator, faculty can already analyze their research UF receives $500,000 system donation from IBM MELISSA MIHMFive days after the tragic murder-suicide in Bell, Florida, Gilchrist County authorities released Don Spirits 911 call. I just shot my daughter and shot all my grandkids, he said calmly to dispatch at about 4 p.m. Thursday. And Ill be sitting on my step, and when you get here, Im gonna shoot myself. patcher asked him what kind of gun he had. It doesnt matter what kind of gun I got. Theyre all dead, Spirit said. And when you ure out what kind of gun it is. with Spirit before he turned the .45 caliber pistol on himself, according to a Gilchrist County Police said the childrens bodies were each found in different places throughout the house, and the bodies of Spirit and his daughter Sarah were found separately outside the house. All eight deaths were the result of the gun several weeks. Authorities are currently investigating how Spirit, a convicted felon, obtained the weapon used. They have not determined a motive.Gilchrist County authorities release murder-suicide 911 call MELISSA MIHMA composite sketch and new video footage of the possible UF assault suspect were released Tuesday by University and Gainesville Police. The footage shows the suspect walking east behind the Stadium Club parking garage. In the video, the suspect picks The cone appears to hit a white speak with the vehicles driver. Afterward, the suspect turns north onto Northwest 18th Street. Although other people in the video are running to get out of the rain, the man continues walking at the same pace. A drawing of the suspect was formed with the help of residents near the 2000 block of Southwest 30. This information matched the description given by victims and witnesses, according to a press in the drawing is the same as the one in the video, but they are hoping to identify the individual. Witnesses said they were approached by a man Police release suspect sketchTheyre all dead, Spirit said.SEE IBM, PAGE 4 SEE ASSAULT, PAGE 4 UF RESEARCH


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY THUNDERSTORMS 86/72 THUNDERSTORMS 84/72 THUNDERSTORMS 84/72 THUNDERSTORMS 84/70 CLOUDY 82/68 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 22 Third Annual Unicycle Festival UFs Objects in Motion is holding the third annual Gainesville Unicycle Festival on Saturday. Come out to the covered area on the east side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to see hockey at 10:15 a.m., jousting at 2:30 p.m., sumo wrestling at 5 p.m. and other one-wheeled activities and competitions throughout the day. Cant make it? You can always drop by Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. outside Wells Fargo at the Reitz Union to learn how to juggle or unicycle with Objects in Motion. See orange and blue butterflies in the Butterfly Rainforest Just in time for football season, the Florida Museum of Natural History is showing its school spirit with an orange and blue theme in the Butterfly Rainforest through Tuesday. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend releases at 3 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card receive free admission year-round. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 4 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?Pancake Breakfast and canned food drive Catholic Charities will be hosting its annual Pancake Breakfast and We Can Do It canned food drive today from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. Its goal is to collect more than 1,500 cans of food for Emergency Assistance Food Pantry, Rural Outreach and Weekend Hunger Backpack Program and to raise public awareness about all of its programs and services. Guests are asked to donate a minimum of three cans of food for admittance to the breakfast. During the event, there will be drawings for upcoming events, like the annual gala and Fire and Ice Festival. Minority Pre-Vet Students meeting The Minority Pre-Veterinary Students will have its second general body meeting of the semester today in Turlington Hall, Room 1101, at 7:30 p.m. Minority Pre-Vet Students is a new student organization trying to encourage, retain and empower students pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. All are welcome. Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out The George A. Smathers Libraries at UF are hosting a virtual read-out on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas near Library West. Come and read a segment from your favorite banned book and listen to others read from theirs. Artwalk at the Hippodrome On Friday at 7:00 p.m., the Matheson Museum will be at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE Second Place, presenting a moving display on the history of civil rights in Alachua County. See artwork of Gainesvilles historic buildings, artifacts documenting the monumental struggle and read firsthand accounts of this era of transition from people who lived through it. Gay Movie Night Come to the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, 3131 NW 13th St., Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a screening of Hot Guys With Guns. In this comedy-action-thriller by Doug Spearman, an actor taking a night class for aspiring private detectives stumbles into a real life crime investigation with his ex-boyfriend. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to help cover the cost of snacks. Savant Leadership Honorary Fall tapping class Founded in 1967, Savant is a prestigious group of leaders from all different areas of campus involvement. By collaborating with each other, members use their unique experiences and roles to educate and develop fellow students. In addition to proactive networking, Savant encourages community service, diversity education, preparation for professional careers and leadership development. Applications to become a part of the Fall 2014 tapping class are currently open and can be found at All applications must be submitted by Friday at 10 p.m. If you have further questions, please email GatorNights GatorNights is turning up the heat for a hot Miami night at the Reitz Union. Transport yourself to South Beach with a surf simulator and your favorite beach games. Beat the heat while sipping on ice-cold mock-aritas. Laugh out loud with comedian Vladimir Caamano sponsored by Hispanic Heritage Month. Always wanted to learn to salsa? Nows your chance with dance lessons from Gator Salsa Club. At 10:30 p.m. Friday, well transform the Grand Ballroom into the hottest salsa night club that Miami has to offer, featuring a disc jockey dropping the hottest Latin beats. Its always Friday, always free, with your Gator 1 Card. Labor and community workshops On Saturday, labor and community activists will gather at Pugh Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a day of skill -building workshops, education and strategy discussions to put the movement back in the labor movement. Students, community members and unionized and non -unionized workers are all welcome and encouraged to attend. Registration costs from $15 to $20, and child care will be provided. To register, visit gainesville/registration. For those who are seeking scholarship assistance, please contact us. Museum Day Live The Matheson Museum will open its doors free of charge Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Matheson joins more than 1,400 other participating venues for its ninth annual Museum Day Live. This program allows museums to emulate the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution. Join us in this nationwide celebration of learning and the spread of knowledge. For more information, call 352-378-2280 or email Have an event planned? 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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Gabriella Nicholas / Alligator StaffJuvenile JusticeTim Decker speaks to students about a rehabilitation program for at-risk young people on Tuesday evening. DAMARIS LOPEZAlligator Contributing Writer room. UFIT offers seminar to show faculty If theyre going to do online lectures, then they really have to put in the effort to make sure well understand the material because we cant ask questions directly in person.Isabella CabalUF communication sciences and disorders senior


ALLIGATOR Ashley Miller Shaked / AlligatorFlorida State Rep. Keith Perry discusses how government regulation of business helps the consumer at Tuesday evenings Student Senate meeting. STUDENT GOVERNMENT ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff WriterSenate waives timeconstraint rule for group TALENT NIGHT IS OCT. 14. LINDSEY COOK-SAUCIERAlligator Contributing Writer Talent auditions for Gator Growl today and Friday MEGAN STENNESAlligator Contributing Writer New Yorker reunites with dog found in Ocala after two years ASSAUL T, from page 1GPD, UPD also released video UF only Fla. school with system IBM, from page 1 Giuseppe DiBella


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Megan Reeves / Alligator Staff The Aspen Companies workers Jeremy Dees, left, and Greg Dove, right, afternoon. NATIONAL JULIA MCBEEAlligator Contributing WriterPresident Barack Obamas new rating formula for college federal aid distribution is set to be released in time for 2015. After a Federal Advisory Committee hearing Friday, questions were raised about whether the formula would impact colleges access to federal aid. Faculty and students suggest UF would pus. Its hard to predict how they would affect the upcoming year, but in general, UF already does very well in ratings like these, said UF spokesman Steve Orlando. Anything that could potentially bring in students from even more diverse backgrounds university. Obamas ratings system will examine colleges based on access, affordability and outcomes in order to distribute federal aid for lowstudents. lege performance, starting with publishing the new college ratings before the 2015 school year and challenging states to fund public colleges based on performance, as well as holding students and colleges receiving student aid responsible for making progress toward a degree, according to the U.S. Department of Education. I think its a good idea, even though it might be hard to implement, said Jamilea Van Hemel, a 20-year-old UF animal biology junior. I think that because it would be hard to generalize between colleges in different social environments and rich and poor cities. During the hearing, researchers and administrators questioned the plans issues. Some concerns included that the ratings may become an alternative to commercial rankings, colleges could try to get rid of possible at-risk students in order to improve its rating and the information and data provided Orlando said the new formula would not The rating system would not only give more attention to the university but also help family is in the middle class, said Lauren Klitz, a 20-year-old UF industrial and systems have received came from scholarships I applied for and Bright Futures, which is based on academics.Obamas new federal aid distribution formula set for 2015 MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff plex Tuesday morning left one family displaced. Alachua County Fire Rescue responded to the complex, located off of Southwest 20th Avenue, at about 10:30 a.m., Lt. Russell Valentine said. were coming out of the front door of building J. It took only a few minutes to extinWe had a pretty quick knock down, he said. The apartment was deemed unlivable, vestigators are still trying to determine the cause. Now, yellow caution tape blocks off the lawn next to the brown wood-paneled building. Piles of clothes, shoes and blankets lay on the grass next to a once-white smoke. Greg Dove, of The Aspen Companies, which owns the complex, wheelbarrowed the familys burnt belongings into a nearby dumpster. Valentine said the Red Cross arrived at the scene, offering help to the family who is now homeless. Red Cross often assists with temporary housing, food and clothing in similar situations, he said. affected apartment and no other buildings were damaged.Fire at Majestic Oaks displaces family THE ASSOCIATED PRESSGAINESVILLE, Fla. A record number of American crocodile hatchlings were counted in Everglades National Park this year, providing hope that restoration efforts are helping the once-endangered species, researchers said Tuesday. UF researcher Frank Mazzotti has been monitoring the crocodiles since 1978, a few years after the reptile received federal endangered species status. He and a team of researchers caught 962 of the hatchlings this year in the park, nearly doubling the 554 found in 2013. The animals apparent rebound led to the governments The crocodiles decline is blamed on a network of canals dug into the Everglades in the early 20th century to drain marsh water for agriculture. ful to the crocodiles. Otherwise, they can live for decades. Restoration efforts have plugged some of the holes in the park, allowing for better water quality. toration efforts and the latest count are correlated, it is a good indication. What we hope is the lesson is that ecosystem restoration efforts can work, Mazzotti said in a news release, adding that crocodiles are good indicators of waterway health.Florida crocodile populations surge PATRICK PINAK Alligator Staff Writerppinak@alligator.orgAli Baker has enjoyed the quietness of her Windmeadows apartment behind Butler Plaza for the last four years. But as the shopping center expansion continues and the woods by her apartment are cleared, she The land behind the current shopping plaza is being expanded to create Butler North. Butler Enterprises President Deborah Butler said the new complex should be completed next year. Baker, a UF family, youth and community sciences graduate student, said she is against the expansion. Im not a fan, the 23-year-old said. Theres already too many people driving around here. Butler North will add to the main Butler Plaza and Butler Plaza East, which is being redeveloped into But267 acres. People will no longer have to travel to Jacksonville, Orlando or Tampa, Butler wrote in an email. Butler Plaza, Butler North and the planned Butler Town Center will have everything you need. Infrastructure construction began Aug. 2, and building construction is scheduled for March. Butler said the expansion will bring 3,500 permanent jobs to the city and about 1,500 construction jobs. The impact is not like anything Gainesville has ever seen from a single developer, she said. But for Baker, the land clearance makes her complex feel exposed and unsafe. She said shes seen many people walk onto her apartments property from the once wooded area and doesnt look forward to being bordered by future businesses. Butler North isnt the only expansion in the works. Celebration Pointe is planned to open in 2016 at the northwest corner of Interstate 75 and Archer Road. space, as well as hotel services, said Tonya Creekmore, agement and leasing. So far, Bass Pro Shops and Hotel Indigo are the only businesses that Celebration Pointe has announced. If you look at markets similar to Gainesville and they have, Gainesville really has a void in those areas, Creekmore said. So were hopeful that we are actually delivering something to the community that is currently missing. Creekmore said Celebration Pointe is trying to cater to the entire community and expects students, residents and tourists traveling on I-75 to visit the center.Expansion of Butler Plaza to bring more jobsObama UF RESEARCH We had a pretty quick knock down.AFR Lieutenant


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Shooting reveals holes in Fla. family services systemLast Thursday, the small town of Bell in Gilchrist County experienced an unimaginable tragedy. Don Charles Spirit, a 51-year-old man with a history of drug abuse and violence, murdered his daughter and six grandchildren and then turned his gun on himself. According to the Miami Herald, the incident may be the largest loss of life in a single family with a child welfare history ever in Florida. well could have been avoided. The Florida Department of Chilvolatile history of physical violence and drug abuse on Sept. 1. was still ongoing when the tragic shooting occurred about two weeks later. preventable family violence in Florida. killed in outbursts of family violence, according to a evaluation done by Casey Family Program. This epidemic of violence against Florida children has taken place in the wake of massive cuts to the DCF enacted by Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature. harsh and devastating budget cuts. During the last legislative session, Scott and Florida lawmakers slashed $88 million from gets cuts were necessary to create more jobs in Florida. a stronger, more effective DCF. What we do know is that, in the past few years, dozens of Florida children have died as a result would have prevented the Bell shooting, and simply throwing more money at the problem is not a solution by itself. Even within the most well-funded, comprehensive socialsafety nets, individual cases slip through the cracks and lead to unfortunate and distressing incidents. However, the devastating cuts to the Florida DCF enacted by the Scott administration have increased the likelihood that more of these preventable deaths will occur in the future. failure to prevent the Bell shooting. The counselors, investigators and other professionals in the department work extremely hard and receive very little recognition for what they do. However, the Bell shooting and other recent cases of family improvement. Unfortunately, if the Florida government continues to slash funding for these vital social programs, the tragedies are bound to continue unabated. 55 TOTAL VOTES4% YES 96% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you think books should ever be banned? Todays question: Do you think using technology in the classroom is helpful?Not your Tinderella: a lazy dating app ella. Now, insert a winky face. Tell me this is a joke. The quote above is a message I received on Tinder, a dating app popular with college students. this column. After developing a familiarity with the inner workings of Tinder, I believe I have enough information to bash its nauseating concept to smithereens. Tinder is creepy, pointless and potentially trashy. hook-up culture. nects you with people you would never meet otherwise and expands your romantic opportunities. This argument may be accurate, but at what cost? sites like eHarmony and OkCupid. Whereas online dating sites usually aim for older genlege students, especially the ones on Tinder, are often looking for fun, casual dates, not committed relationships. When I casually asked a friend about her experience with Tinder, this is the answer I got: nosis. Needless to say, there were no second dates. Tinder may provide quantity, but it leaves out the quality. Seriously, when was the last time you asked a happy couple where they met, and their response was, Oh, we met on Tinder! Years ago, someone told me you get in what you put Yes, the initial match when two people both swipe right and mutually like each other can lead to a shallow, tual date, but the initial effort is not there. By the way, swiping right on a photo means someone photo appealing. The lack of initial effort leads to the terrible dates people have after meeting on Tinder. People are not expecting much. Two people merely swiped their phone screen, had a casual, possibly raunchy conversation and then decided to meet for a date. More than likely, one or both parties are just looking to hook up. Tinder feeds the growth of the stereotypical sleazy, college hook-up scene, and it thrives on a need for instant ture. Swipe, swipe, swipe. There is nothing meaningful or substantial about liking a picture and sending a witty mestimes before to other Tinder users. like found on sites like Instagram and combined it with distasteful nightmare. Tinder generates an awful dating equation full of laziness that will not satisfy any user looking for quality dates or relationships. write thoughtfully about it, I will be deleting it off my phone permanently. Lindsay Alexander is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Wednesdays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Lindsay


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7The world is dealing with a series of crises that demand action from leaders in the U.S. The Ebola virus if left unchecked could infect nearly half of a million people by January, threats of large-scale war loom large in the Middle East, Russia continues to be a hornets nest for Ukraine, and the big elephant in the room climate change continues to threaten the future stability of the entire globe. One would expect so-called leaders to act to ensure the world could tackle these crises before they grow out of hand, as each of them presents a dangerous scenario that has the potential to destabilize countries, regions and much of the world. However, amid all these raging crises, Congress has worked a grand total of eight days since late July. After taking a lengthy recess in August, Congress returned to work for almost a week before adjourning once again to focus on the upcoming election. Why would the legislative body of the worlds most powerful country take another break with crisis after crisis piling up? Its simple: They must protect the jobs they fail to take seriously by returning to their districts to prepare for the upcoming election. While Congress has been asleep at the wheel, President Barack Obama has taken action on Ebola and worked with other world leaders to combat the threat of the Islamic State. He also plans to take on the issue of climate change when he attends a U.N. summit this week. Regardless of your political party or ideology, one thing is clear: For the future of our country and the world, we must elect true leadership in November. We can no longer afford to let our leaders dawdle and play silly political games. They must be willing to work together, reach a compromise and act on the issues that require action. Ironically enough, Congress did seem to agree on one issue recently. Unfortunately, the agreement was reached on the prospect of going to war. Theres no question the Islamic State ISIS threatens the very fragile Middle East. The terrorist organization has claimed and the Sunni-led group is very close to the Iraqi border with Shia-led Iran. The possibility of a catastrophic regional war is very real, and our political leaders acted accordingly. Obama recently outlined some executive action he will take to help abate the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. These actions will hopefully help allay fears that if left unchecked, Ebola could threaten any remaining political and economic stability in West Africa. As the virus continues to mutate, the possibility that Ebola could go terrifying risk. If the worlds most powerful country does next to nothing, the threat of one of the worlds deadliest diseases creates a pandemic. Studies are indicating that this summer was the hottest in history, once again demonstrating that climate change is no longer a political debate. Its quite possibly our damnation. However, we see little if any action in Congress, and theres only so much power that can be exerted by the executive branch. An estimated 310,000 people marched in New York City demanding action on climate change, but what do we hear from Congress? Silence. Politicians on both sides constantly argue, debate and remain deadlocked on major issues like immigration, student loan reform, the NFLs tax-exempt status and a whole host of other problems. Unfortunately, the time for action is well overdue. If our current crop of so-called leaders refuses to act on the pressing issues of our time, we have an obligation as citizens replace them with new leadership. If your governor, member of Congress, state representative or local dogcatcher is more apt to play politics and act as a contrarian rather than negotiate, compromise and work with the other side, heres some to the unemployment lines, and support someone who actually cares about your community, state, country and, ultimately, the world. The crises facing humanity right now are not the types that can or will be solved overnight but demand real leadership from the worlds most powerful country. Lets do our Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His columns appear on Wednesdays.Leadership from US desperately needed to combat world crisesColumn Joel On Monday and Tuesday, Dr. Phil aired a twopart exclusive interview and show called A Mothers Worst Nightmare, which featured a Michigan woman named Kelli Stapleton. Last September, Stapleton was accused of trying to murder her daughter, Isabelle Issy Stapleton, and attempting suicide. Issy Stapleton is an autistic teenager who was prone to violent outbursts, with her mother and sister taking the brunt of the ing the interview showed Kelli may have suffered brain damage at Issys hands, as well as other bruises and signs of physical pain. Rather than being charged with attempted murder, Stapleton was only indicted on the lesser charge, she could face a maximum of a life sentence behind bars. She has not talked to her daughter, whose violent condition is improving after treatment and therapy since the incident. The treatment of this tragic and complicated issue by Dr. Phil has been deeply troubling and misleading. Kelli Stapleton said on the program that the jail of Benzie County has been a much kinder warden than the jail of autism has been. Dr. Phil then brought on another guest: a mother who thought about killing herself and her severely autistic and violent son but couldnt bring herself to do it. Dr. Phil framed these segments in a way that seemed to practically excuse these mothers for attempting to murder their disabled children. last year in People magazine, and it kept me up at night. It appalls me that Stapleton is apparently being treated less harshly for her attempted murder-suicide simply because her daughter is mentally disabled. Issy did not consent to her mothers attempt to take her to heaven. Although Issy expressed violent tendencies, it doesnt mean Issy was unhappy or in a bad place she as many individuals with autism do. Certainly, Issy Stapleton is not fully innocent either. Issy would habitually attack her sister, and the girls mother would suffer the brunt of the violence in an attempt to protect her. However, Issy is, without a doubt, the true victim in this situation, as she was the one who suffered an attempt on her life and languished in a coma, all caused by her own mother. Dr. Phil should also be criticized for his media already has a penchant for portraying autistic people and those with other mental health issues as violent and destructive. The Lanza and Elliot Rodger both believed to have Aspergers Syndrome have further damaged the reputation of those with mental illness or neurological disorders. Giving favorable treatment to Kelli Stapleton, someone who attempted to murder her own daughter because of her disability, is appalling and absolutely unacceptable. Disabled lives are not worth less than anyone elses life. Murder is murder, no matter who the intended victim is. Haley Moss is a UF psychology and criminology senior.Stapleton case causes autism in kids to be misunderstoodGuest columnHaley MossSpeaking Out Its been said for years that the pen is mightier than the sword, but in a time when technology and education are merging together more and more each year, a new question arises: Is the pen mightier than the laptop? Upon coming to the University of Texas, at Austin this Fall, I was wary about my own answer to that question. Though I have always used pen and paper to take notes, I knew I might be in the minority among my peers. I made the assumption that most college classrooms would be dotted with glowing MacBook laptops, and technology was the most popular source of learning for students and professors alike. What I didnt assume was that many professors at Texas prohibit electronics of any kind in the classroom. I believe learning, and furthermore believe that a professor is well within his or her right to decide how their classroom environment will be structured. As it turns out, professors who ban electronics have the right idea. In this age, students tend to think that technology is good and a lack thereof is bad. When looking at studies on the topic, however, the truth of electronic learning comes out. Researchers have concluded that students who take notes on laptops simply dont process the information the same as those who take notes by hand. Longhand notetakers are usually slower at notetaking than their classmates, but this is hardly a disadvantage; writing down important parts of the lecture allows these students to absorb, sort and understand the information better than those who type every word. Bringing a laptop to class also provides a screen for students to hide behind. Classes are meant to engage students in discussion and foster active participation in intellectual pursuits. In all likelihood, the chances of being able to actively defend an argument while checking Facebook are slim. Furthermore, laptop screens distract not only the student on the laptop, but also anyone who can see their screen. In a study conducted in 2010, researchers determined that students using laptops were on distracting screens (including email, games and general web surfing) for at least 42 percent of the lecture. Studies of this type are numerous and substantial. Despite the disadvantages of using technology in the classroom, students argue that they should have the right to choose how they will take notes and participate in class. Professors who prohibit electronics in their class do not do so because they dont understand technology. Rather, they usually just want to lecture in a studious, distraction-free environment, a wish that students should be respectful of. We trust our professors for their subjects, so we should trust their judgment on a matter like this as well. If students truly wish to have a great experience in their classes and a solid GPA along with that, we need to reconsider the electronic approach to classroom learning. Denise Weisz is an English freshman at the University of Texas at Austin. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Computers, technology should stay outside of classGuest ColumnDenise WeiszUWire


8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator Staff Mohammed Alqarni, 26, shows UF chemical engineering freshman Alex Logsdon, 18, how to hold a tea set during the Saudi Arabian National Day event in the Reitz Union on Tuesday afternoon. CAMPUS KELSIE OZANNEAllgiator Contributing Writer Standing hand-in-hand, about 13 men dressed in white kicked their legs in unison to traditional Saudi Arabian music in the Reitz Union Auditorium on Tuesday. The Association of Saudi Arabian Students danced in celebration of the Saudi National Day. The event included a henna artist corner, free Saudi Arabian food samples, traditional clothing displays and Saudi dancing. The event, which was from noon to 6 p.m., hosted more than 500 students throughout the day, said Ahmed Alobaida, 29. It makes me proud of my country, Alobaida, an English Language Institute student said. We were tribes, and now, we are we are united and speaking the same language. The Saudi Arabian National Day began in 1932 as a celebration of the joining of all the reHawazin Alobaid, a 23-yearold UF English Language Institute student, said she appreciated the celebration at UF but that it reminded her of the huge celebrations in Saudi Arabia. All the streets are covered in green and white, she said. The event also featured speakers from the Association of Saudi Arabian Students who spoke about their Saudi Arabian culture. Ahmed Albassam, president of the association, said the day is a chance for Saudi Arabians to remember their history and look toward their future. The event is a good way to teach UF students about Saudi Arabia who might not know about Saudi Arabian culture, said Albassam, a 32-year-old UF pharmacy graduate student. Maybe some people have bad stereotypes about us, Alobaida said, but we share with them our national day in hopes of improving our image of our country.Students, speakers celebrate Saudi National Day at the Reitz THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE Florida State University is hiring powerful state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president, from people on campus who for the post. The FSU board voted 11-2 Tuesday to hire Thrasher over three academics, pushing aside objections from FSU faculty who cited his lack of education credentials. Thrasher, a former state House speaker and chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts re-election campaign, also drew criticism after he sidestepped questions during a campus forum about climate change and evolution. But Thrashers supporters say his political connections and clout could help FSU in its quest to move into the ranks of the nations top research universities. Thrasher also vowed that he would help the university get more money to boost faculty salaries. Student protesters began chanting FSU is not for sale after the vote. Thrasher, 70, graduated from FSU in 1965 with a bachelors degree in business and later received his law degree from the school. In the Legislature, he helped win approval for the universitys medical school, which opened in 2001. Thrasher also spent four years on FSUs board. He has never taught, however, working as a lawyer and a lobbyist in addition to politics. The selection still has to be Board of Governors. But the statewide panel has never refused to endorse the selection made by a local university board. FSU has been without a president since Eric Barron left in April to take the top post at Penn State University. Emails obtained by The Associated Press this past summer showed that the contold the head of the search committee that the university was trying to concoct a competitive process that would end with Thrashers hiring. Those same emails showed Thrasher reached out directly job and that the former campaign manager of Scott gave advice about the search.FSU picks politician as next school prezNATION THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFERGUSON, Mo. Anger spilled over Tuesday where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police. it stoked fresh resentment among those who question whether the shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old equately investigated. Its the same as if somebody came and desecrated a grave, Anthony Levine of Florissant, another St. Louis suburb, said as he studied the charred scene and shook his head. Many who gathered at the site Tuesday blamed everything they could to keep the stuffed animals and other items from burning. Two memorials were put up the day Brown was crosses, handmade signs and other items at the exact spot where Brown was shot. The smaller memorial that burned sat a few feet away with teddy bears, blankets and signs circling a light post. Most residents were certain someone set the blaze. Thats very disrespectful to burn down a memorial lives nearby. Thats just wrong! The police came here and watched it burn. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said in an emailed By late morning, the memorial already had been rebuilt with fresh teddy bears, a blanket and new signs. The light post and sidewalk remained charred. About 75 people joined hands in prayer, shouting, We are Mike Brown!Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial HE JUMPED THE FENCE AND CLIMBED IN THE MOAT. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW DELHI A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animals enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said. Despite repeated warnings that he shouldnt get too close to the outdoor enclosure, the man eventually climbed over a knee-high fence, through some small hedges, then jumped down 18 feet into a protective moat, said National Zoological Park spokesman Riyaz Ahmed Khan. The male tiger, which lives on a man from the moat. Footage broadcast on NDTV showed the tiger carrying the man around the island. Authorities eventually frightened the tiger into a small cage inside the enclosure. The man, whose body remained in the outdoor enclosure two hours after the attack, was dead by the time help reached him, Khan said. The tiger was just being a tiger, said Belinda Wright, who has spent years working to protect Indias dwindling numbers of wild tigers. An unusual object fell into his domain.... Hes a wild animal in captivity. It is certainly not the tigers fault. Its not unusual for visitors to a zoo in India to taunt animals or toss bits of food through cages, even though zoo rules forbid it. Groups of visitors may sometimes throw used plastic water bottles or stones into animal enclosures to get the animal to react. Deputy Commissioner of Police only as Maqsood and said he was thought to be about 20 years old. Further details about him and the tiger were not immediately available. The zoo remained open Tuesday afternoon, though authorities eventually roped off the tiger enclosure.Indian zoo: Tiger kills man in moatThrasher Its the same as if somebody came and desecrated a grave.Anthony LevineFlorissant citizen The tiger was just being a tiger.Belinda Wrightwild tiger activst


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Melissa Zapata / AlligatorChomp the VoteUF health science student Eunice Noel, 19, registers to vote while being assisted by Chomp the Vote Director, 21-year-old political science senior Kelly Vidal Tuesday morning on the Plaza of the Americas. STORES WILL CARRY STUMP KNOCKER. MEGAN STENNESAlligator Contributing WriterShoppers might be surprised next time they browse their local grocery stores beer selection cans of Swamp Head Brewerys Stump Knocker are now for sale. The local brew is now available in select Gainesville stores, including Publix, Wards Supermarket, Tipples Brews and Gator Beverage. As Swamp Head Brewery expands in the coming months to a new location, other beers, including Wild Night, Cottonmouth, Big Nose IPA and Midnight Oil will be on store shelves. Construction for the new brewery, located at 3650 SW 42nd Ave., broke ground about two months ago near the old AMF Alley Katz Bowling Center. The new facility will be about 13,000 square feet, increasing its capacity tenfold. Swamp Head marketing manager Brandon Nappy said he expects the new building to be up and running by the end of December. It will allow us the opportunity to grow and work on projects that we have wanted to move forward with for years, Nappy said. The brewerys current location in Southwest Industrial Park will be demolished to make way for a new Interstate 75 overpass, which will serve Celebration Pointe, a new shopping center currently being built north of Butler Plaza. Swamp Head was founded in 2008 and started selling its beer the year after. The company was brewing 700 barrels of beer by 2010. By last year, Swamp Head was brewing nearly 6,000 barrels. Nappy said the expansion could bring Swamp Head to the verge of about 50,000 barrels each year. The new brewery will allow us to have much more he said, so we can play around with new brands. The facility will feature a tasting room, named The Wetlands, which will have an outside porch attached to it. Though the property will border wetlands and protected land, it will not interfere with them, Nappy said. The idea of the company was Floridian, he said. One of our missions is to protect Florida in any way we can. Beyond expanding its current capacity, Swamp Head plans to one day spread to Orlando and Tallahassee. The brewery will continue to post construction updates on Facebook, Twitter and its website throughout fall. I think its exciting for them and myself, said 30year-old Gainesville resident and Swamp Head patron Andrew Curcio. Its good to see a local business expanding at such a rapid rate. They have a good product. I enjoy their beer.Swamp Head begins construction on new brewery, cans beersINTERNATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNEW YORK More than 30 on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join. The U.S., Canada and the entire European Union signed on to attempt to halve forest loss by 2020 and end deforestation by 2030. This is the family photo we have been looking for for decades, says Charles McNeill, a senior environmental policy adviser for the U.N. Development Program in an interview with the Associated Press. The forest issue is where everyone comes together. But, like any family, there were signs of dysfunction before the agreement was formally unveiled Tuesday. Brazil, in an interview with the Associated Press, said it would not join. Brazils position also highlighted the divisions between countries as they prepare to continue negotiations later this year in Peru in the hopes of meeting a late 2015 deadline for a new international treaty. Unfortunately, we were not consulted. But I think that its impossible to think that you can have a global forest initiative without Brazil on board. It doesnt make sense, said Brazilian Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said in an interview Monday with the Associated Press. If the goal is met, the U.N. says it would be the equivalent of taking every car off the road in the world. The group also pledged to restore more than 1 million square miles of forest worldwide by 2030. Norway vowed to spend $350 million to protect forests in Peru and another $100 million in Liberia. But without Brazil, a halt to deforestation would be nearly impossible. After the last climate change which failed to produce a binding treaty, Brazil set a voluntary goal of reducing its emissions by nearly 40 percent by 2020, mostly through reducing deforestation and promoting renewable energy and sustainable agriculture.US, EU pledge to end deforestation The forest issue is where everyone comes together.Charles McNeillUN environmental adviser


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF reveals 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame inducteesFlorida announced its seven inductees for the Athletic Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The list includes mens basketballs Matt Bonner, Poll QuestionWhich sport will have a better season: Football or Volleyball? Vote online at Florida baseball coach Kevin OSullivan has the No. 3 recruiting class. Read the story on Page 16. UF HAS GIVEN UP FIVE GOALS THIS SEASON. ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakisSoccer defenders arent usually celebrated after a win as much as, ers. The defenders arent the ones scoring the goals; their jobs arent that glamorous. Defenders do just that: They defend. They do the dirty work and get the ball to the teams goal scorers. ference. The seniority, experience and tenacity of its defenders is a ranked team in the country and ing opportunities. Florida has scored 18 goals this year. The starting defensive backs for the Gators typically consist of senior Lauren Silver, junior Claire Falknor, senior Tessa Andujar and junior Christen Westphal. Games are sometimes played fenders, and other players get substituted in and out of course, but Silver, Falknor, Andujar and Westphal have started all eight games this season. The return of senior Karina Gutsche, who started every game at center defensive back last year and is coming off of an injury, doesnt hurt either. especially in the back line, coach Becky Burleigh said, where pens if we lose the ball, how do ple who are experienced in those situations makes it much easier. Burleigh knows the value of a strong defense and she doesnt take her experienced defenders for granted. ren Silver is in the game to having Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffClaire Falknor dribbles the ball during Floridas 3-0 win against Miami on Aug. 22 at James G. Pressly Stadium. Florida defense limiting opponentsSEE SOCCER, PAGE 14 AARON FRIEDLANDAlligator Writer@aafriedlandThe Florida womens swimming and diving team son at home against Arkansas on Saturday at 11 a.m. Coach Gregg Troy leads the team once again after coming off a 14th consecutive NCAA Championships, where the Gators placed sixth for the second year in a row. Florida lost a combined 49 roster with the departures of thieu, Ellese Zalewski and Hilda Luthersdottir. These four accounted for 10 Florida school records. Now looking ahead to this year, Troy is looking to get the season started with his new bunch. Always exciting starting a new season and especially coming off the summer we had, Troy said. We had a good summer for both the men and the women. Our mer. We had a lot of people compete internationally and do exceptionally well so we feel good about this year as were looking forward. The mens team does not begin its season until next week at the Pinch a Penny All Florida Invitational, so Troys focus this week will be on the womens squad. And this years team is encompassed with youth shirt freshmen compared to just three seniors. ward to seeing what kind of team he has. has been outstanding and with young people, theyve been very enthusiastic and on the numbers, Troy said. So ing what we have and get a little forecast for this year. squad will be looking for new leadership within its young team, and Troy did not seem those leaders. Its hard to replace them said. From a leadership standpoint and experience, UF womens swim team looks to youth to replace seniorsGARDEN OF EDENEvery time Ive talked with volleyball coach Mary Wise leyball. To start, Wise always says the setter is the teams quarterback. back is junior Mackenzie Dagostino. Like a quarterback, the setter plays the majority of the time. And to quote the wise words of Wise: Were trying to get Mackenzie in a rhythm with her hitters, so Mackenzie gets a little more playing time because of that. rate to me. ing, a freshman whos seen time in only one set of one match (can we just go ahead and compare Detering to Treon Harris?). But unlike Florida football quarterback Jeff Driskel, Dagostino is actually pretty good. Shes 28th in the nation in assists per set (11.06). Dagostino has also helped lead her team Next are the outside hitters and middle blockers. tion players your wide receivers, running backs and tight ends. To put into perspective, freshman middle cus Robinson of the team. Except shes two inches taller than him, so theres that. But shes crazy talented for having only On the court: Comparing UFs volleyball and football teamsSEE COLUMN, PAGE 15 SEE SWIM, PAGE 15 Always exciting starting a new season and especially coming off the summer we had.Gregg TroyUF swim coach Eden Oterotwitter: @edenotero_l


GRAHAM HALLAlligator Writer@Graham311Coach Paul Spangler has seen countless freshmen runners through the years, but maybe none quite as mature and impressive as Lauren Brasure and Thomas Howell. Both runners picked up awards Tuesday, with Brasure bringing home Southeastern Conference Womens Freshman Runner of the Week, and Howell earning Mens Runner of the Week. Brasure shattered UF records on Saturday, and Howell repeated his success at Western Carolina with anothwon the Mountain Dew Inviin second. For Howell, his training and endurance trumped the second collegiate race in a time of 24:45.76. Quite the feat unto itself, it immediately becomes more impressive when considering tive 8k he had ever run. It was a performance that Spangler could only describe as phenomenal. Im going to keep doing what Im doing, listen to my coach and learn from these older guys, Howell said. Im just going to do the best I can to score for this team and contribute to our success. For the women, it wasnt enough for the trio of Brasure, redshirt freshman Becky Greene and sophomore Taylor Tubbs to beat Georgia Tech by 32 points. Brasure needed to turn in the best performance by a Gator in the history of the race. of her short career on Saturday, winning the 5k with a time of 16:45.93, crossing the line nearly 20 seconds faster than the previous record of 17:05.59 set by Genevieve LaCaze in 2011. For Lauren to come in and run that, she ran about 40-seconds faster than her PR in high school, Spangler said. A second faster, and Brasure would have broken the all-time course record. She will have to settle for the best time in 24 years, when Patty Wiegand of Tennessee set the record in 1990. With the men losing out Spangler knows the key to winning relies on the depth of their young runners. Theyre the future of the team, after all. For now, the team will dwell on the records and potential their young runners are showing as the women travel to Lehigh University on Oct. 4 for the Paul Short Run, scheduled to feature some of the nations elite teams. The men have an extra week of preparation, as their next race will be Oct. 11 in Orlando for the Walt Disney Invitational. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffThomas Howell races during the 2014 Mountain Dew In vitational on Saturday at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. When the defense is able to hold off the opponents attacks, steal the ball and maintain possession, it can turn into fast breaks and scoring opportunities for the offense. Floridas leader in assists this year is Andujar, who plays up the sideline and consistently serves balls in for the forwards Falknor is another one of those experienced defenders for Florida who makes a big impact. She was one of only three players in Fridays win over Alabama who played the full 90 minutes. The other two were senior Taylor Burke, the goalkeeper, and sophomore Savannah Jordan, the teams leading goal scorer. As defense, we start the offense, Falknor said. Also, we have to make sure we communicate and stay organized in the back. Falknor said she embraces the role on the team as communicator among the defensive unit and organizer of the defenses positioning. As center back, its really important for communication, so Id say communication is a big role of mine, Falknor said. Since everythings in front of me, I see a lot. Burleigh had nothing but praise for her defense that has been so strong for the Gators thus far this season, Falknor in particular. I think we have three really great center backs, and weve utilized those sometimes, in the system we play, Burleigh said. I think that Claire can attack out of the back, she becomes a dangerous weapon for us both defensively and offensively shes just been a big asset to us.Andujar leads UF in assists this season SOCCER, from page 13Howell, Brasure honored by Southeastern Conference after breakout performancesBoth set PRs Saturday


its not even the leadership as much as the experience. Seeing how these freshmen will respond, theyll develop some leadership skills themselves and what weve seen from them already is a tremendous interest in one another in what theyre doing. I think leadership could come from all areas, it doesnt just have to be seniors. Among the freshmen Troy will rely on is Chelsea Lawson, who is from Fife, Scotland. Lawson won the 200-meter backstroke at the Scottish National Championships in 2014 and is the Scottish record-holder in the 200m back for the 17-year-old age group. Other freshmen include Ally Donahue, a Tampa native who graduated high school early and was ranked as the No. 15 recruit in Florida in the class of 2014 according to, and Paige Scheriger out of Hendersonville, Tenn., who Omaha, Neb. Coach Troy also talked about how he felt starting this season earlier than most, having a dual meet against Arkansas a week before the Invitational. It puts you in a little disadvantage compared to where weve been in the past, Troy said. When you start with that Invitational, you swim two events and see everyone in a lot of different places so you really know what people are capable of. This one, well be a little blind in some events in what we can actually do and how these freshmen will respond in backto-back swims in a dual meet. It will help us in what we will need to address next week in the Invitational. das most consistent scorers. The Glenarden, Md., native actually has the third-highest hitting percentage (.510) in all of college volleyball. Now, while Alhassan is the Robinson of the team, its undeniable that Noami Santos-Lamb (but really we should all be calling her Santos-SLAM because the girl has an arm) is the volleyball version of Kelvin Taylor. You may be asking, Eden, why? How can a volleyball player be like a running back? This is easy. Just because volleyball players dont run as much as a football player (even if I have seen them sprint halfway down court to save a ball) doesnt mean speed and accuracy arent important. Santos-Lamb has a 55-mile per hour jump serve. Not to mention, anytime Wise talks about SantosLamb, she mentions that SantosLamb has a cannon of an arm. To put into perspective, this 5-foot-11 redshirt-junior can literally serve a ball faster than most cars can go from zero to 30. So while shes not running, and accuracy. And then there is right-side hitter Alex Holston, who can pretty much do it all. Im going to say Holston is the Trey Burton of volleyball yes, I know, he doesnt even go here anymore but its true. Quick note: remember when Florida used a three-option quarterback system and Burton was one of the options? Holston is basically in that same situation (she serves, blocks, passes and scores), but its actually not a disaster. And Holston leads Florida in service aces this season (25), which is pretty much the football equivalent to the Hail Mary actually working. After Holston comes middle blocker Simone Antwi, who showcases experience and consistency. Antwi is comparable to running back Matt Jones because shes reliable. When things arent going well, just give the ball to Antwi. Then there are your defensive specialists. These guys are like the offensive and defensive line. They just protect the court as much as they can. They dont usually score and basically do the dirty work. Wise has always referred to them as the worker bees, which seems really accurate for their position because man do they work. First (and most importantly) on defense is Holly Pole. She has recently become Floridas starting libero, which is like saying shes the center in football. The libero works so closely with the setter (they are the only two players that are guaranteed to be on the court for the majority of a set) that it only makes sense to say shes a center. And Pole and Florida football center Max Garcia are new to their respective starting position this season. The comparison just works so perfectly. Pole may be new to the libero spot, but the senior is learning quickly, which is why she has continued to start as libero for the last six matches. Monserez and Nikki ORourke, they are most certainly the defensive line. These three are subbed in and out pretty often and are used to making big saves (think tipping the football when the opposing quarterback throws the ball for the game-winning score). They are constantly on the ground making sure the opposing team isnt getting the point. So now that you understand the positions and maybe some of the language go forth and watch volleyball because Wise knows, its just like football.Santos-Lamb has a 55-mile per hour jump serve, cannon arm WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffNoami Santos-Lamb swings for a kill attempt during Floridas 3-2 win against Oklahoma on Aug. 30 in the OConnell Center. Coach Mary Wise compares Santos-Lambs arm to a cannon because of her strong hit. Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff ished her UF career as an 18-time All-American selection and Floridas record holder in four different events. COLUMN, from page 13UF is replacing four All-Americans, including Elizabeth Beisel S WIM, from page 13


16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of the largest human blood drop JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126Florida baseball continues to bring in talent. The Gators 2014 recruiting class ranked No. 3 in the country, according to Collegiate Baseball newspapers annual evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes which was released on Monday. The evaluation placed nine Southeastern Conference teams recruiting LSU, No. 3 Florida, No. 14 Kentucky, No. 15 Ole Miss, No. 16 Arkansas) found themselves in the top 20. This marks the sixth year that UF coach Kevin OSullivan has a recruiting class ranked in the top eight in the country and the fourth year that Seven of OSullivans 11 recruits 10 freshmen and a junior-college transfer were selected in the 2014 MLB Draft back in June. We have seven drafted players in school after having a school-record eight draftees come to Florida last year, so that has given us a strong foundation in back-to-back years, OSullivan said in a release. This group complements our needs going forward. Catcher JJ Schwarz, the brother of UF softball junior Taylor Schwarz, was the highest drafted player, being selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 17th round with the 506th pick. season at Palm Beach Gardens High with a .361 batting average, six home runs and 33 RBIs.Florida boasts No. 3 recruiting classBASEBALL LUIS TORRESAlligator Writer@LFTorresIIIIn just one week, freshman Ryan Celano has gone from an unknown commodity to winning the qualifying for the Wolf Run Intercollegiate to having the best tournament of any player on the Florida mens golf team in Zionsville, Ind. Celano acted as the catalyst in second place in their second event of the year. Celano completed the tournament at 6-over-par, which was good enough for a tie in sixth place. Coach J.C. Deacon was happy with the way Celano played in his opening tournament. Im really proud of Ryan Celano, Deacon said in a replace individually. It was a wonderful start for his college career, and he showed us what he can do and how good he can be. Celanos performance in Zionsville comes on the heels of winning the qualifying for the tournament the week before by four strokes. Celano not only competed with veterans, but was also able to dominate in the qualifying after heading into lead. The Gators sorely needed someone to come into the lineup and provide life to the tournament. Deacon and the coaching staff made a couple of changes to the lineup and were able to strike gold with Celano. In Zionsville, Celano improved his score in each round, and after shooting a 4-over-par 2-over, 73 in the second round. an even-par round and was able to move up eight spots on the leaderboard to sixth place. Celanos score was two strokes better than senior and teammate J.D. Tomlinson. Prior to coming to Florida, Celano was able to have a successful prep career where he was given numerous honors including being named the Naples Daily News Area Player of the Year four times. He followed up his prep career with a successful amateur career before arriving at UF. With all the success Celano reer, Deacon said Celano has all the tools necessary to become an impact player. Hes just a great player, Deacon said. Hes got all the shots, hes got the power, hes wants to be great. Hes willing to put in the extra effort.Celano impresses in Indiana UF Golf