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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 86 /63 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Walktober encourages students to get active together:Its a free six-week health program, pg. 5. Scantrons and Canvas dont mix:Grades dont upload well, frustrating UF faculty, pg 5. UF students could win big in scavenger hunt Wednesday:The prize? Front-row tickets to the Missouri game, pg 9. Columnist Eden Otero believes volleyball junior Mackenzie Dagostino should be credited for speaking out about assault. Read the column on Page 13.VOLUME 109 ISSUE 31 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014SANTA FE STAFF REPORTWhen Florida football coach Will Muschamp met with reporters on Sept. 24, a question about player discipline arose. Throughout the offseason, the fourth-year head coach had just one player involved in legal trouble true freshman cornerback Jalen Tabor, who was cited for marijuana possession of less than 20 grams in May. I just think its a daily education for your team to understand, No. 1, theres consequences in our program for when a young man makes a poor decision. It doesnt mean hes a bad person, but there are consequences. They understand that, Muschamp said. But I think that we do some things in the offseason and during the season as well as far as what we call beyond football as far as educating our players on the decisions they make affects them for the rest of their life. But another incident surfaced Monday one of a much greater magnitude. UF true freshman Treon Harris is being investigated for alleged sexual battery of a female student on Floridas campus Sunday morning. He has been suspended from the Florida football team, UF announced in a statement released Monday afternoon. The team was informed Monday morning via text message of Harris suspension and was told they will be addressed about the matter at practice. The University of Florida Police Departments crime log showed that a sexual battery case occurred at UFs Springs Residential Complex between 2:30 a.m. and 3:25 a.m. on Sunday, but did not identify who was charged in the case. involving Harris. The victim did not report assault until early Monday morning, Barber said. incident at Springs involved Harris, declined to comment on Harris whereabouts or where he lives on campus. A source who lives just a few doors away from Haralso lives in Springs. There was a heavy police presence inside the Springs Complex Monday morning, with police questioning residents on stationed outside his room most of the morning. According to the second source, who is not an eyewitness but is close to the team, Harris allegedly forced himself into the victims room and allegedly sexually assaulted her there. The source also said the victim has a roommate, but it is unknown if she was in the residence hall at the time of the alleged assault. Even if she was, per the source, it is not uncommon to be unable to hear what is happening in another room based on how the Springs Complexs suites are built a bathroom separates rooms. According to a release, the Gainesville Police Department was asked by UPD to collect potential items of forensic evi-TREON UNDER INVESTIGATIONAndres Leiva/Alligator SEE TREON, PAGE 16 HUNTER WILLIAMSONAlligator Contributing WriterA man grabs his girlfriend around the neck, puts her head under the bathtubs faucet and threatens to turn it on. He holds the womans cellphone in his hand, convinced she is talking to other men. In actuality, he cheated on her and frequently abused her. She breaks up with him, cuts off all contact and moves far away. But she never reported what her ex-boyfriend did to her. This story belongs to a friend of Brenna Belcher, a 19-year-old engineering student at Santa Fe College. Belcher said she wished her friend had reported her perpetrator. The relationship was a vicious cycle the boyfriend would abuse her friend and be nice immediately after, she said. Experiences like that were addressed at a Santa Fe College event Monday to raise awareness about domestic violence against women and men as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Students made T-shirts, and a conference was held on campus to show support for domestic abuse victims. The conference was hosted by Student Life at Santa Fe and consisted of eight speakers, each from different organizations aimed at supporting and helping domestic abuse victims and perpetrators. Santa Fes Police Chief Ed Brook was also there to speak. Teresa Drake, Director of the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, said one in every three women in this country will face domestic violence. This means in a room with more than a dozen women, its likely that three of them are victims of domestic abuse, she said. As Bruce Ferris, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Village Counseling Center of Gainesville, later said, domestic abuse involves more than just battery power and control are also big factors.Santa Fe holds event to raise domestic violence awarenessSEE DOMESTIC, PAGE 4Quarterback accused of sexual battery One in every three women in this country will face domestic violence.Director of the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance ClinicHarris


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 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 88/64 PARTLY CLOUDY 88/64 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/64 SUNNY 88/63 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/63 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 31 Museum is open Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Creative Writing Club Do you love to write? Do you want to improve your writing skills while making new friends? Then come to the Creative Writing Club every Tuesday at 3 p.m in Little Hall, Room 219. Meetings involve reading and responding to a short story written by a member of the group and then discussing the story with the whole group with a focus on constructive criticism. There are no requirements to join. Just come and have fun. Sexual Violence Bystander Intervention Training Sign up now for 90 minutes on how to do your part to change the culture. Learn how to recognize seemingly innocuous acts that allow sexual assault. Practice skills to prevent assaults before they occur, intervene in high-risk situations and support survivors. Register at gatorwell.ufsa.ufl. edu. Classes are on campus Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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?Register for intramural basketball Do you love shooting hoops in your spare time? Then get your friends together for some 3-on-3 basketball. Leagues include a womens team, a mens competitive team and a mens recreational team. The regular season will consist of five weeks for competitive leagues, and recreational leagues will have seven games in six weeks. Visit to register your team. You may organize your team early on the waitlist. Once registration opens, you must remove your team from the waitlist and into your desired division or your team will not be scheduled to play. Registration opens today at 8 a.m. and closes Thursday at noon. The season begins Oct. 14. For more information, visit Opportunity for Students Interested in Business Trying to get more involved in the world of business? The Florida Business Leadership Society meets every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in Stuzin Hall, Room 103. We strive to enhance the experience students receive at UF by providing them with the opportunity to network with various businesses while learning leadership and professionalism. We welcome any new faces to our group and are excited to introduce you to our board and members. Join us on Wednesdays to make new friends and enjoy free food! You can contact our president, Nick Deering, at with any questions. Our Robotic Future: A Talk By Evan Selinger Evan Selinger from the Rochester Institute of Technology will explore how Americans are increasingly outsourcing intimate emotional labor to service providers like elder caretakers, love coaches and wedding planners as well as tools like smart phones and self-driving cars. He will question the problematic and tragic results of this reliance such as distorted family values and declining civic life. As we become increasingly dependent upon electronic devices, we may fall into what Selinger terms the outsourcing illusion, or becoming submissive to technologies instead of using them to improve our lives. His lecture will take place in Smathers Library, Room 1A at 5:30 p.m. on Monday. Your Winter Yard and Garden Seminar Keep Alachua County Beautiful will host a seminar on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Gainesville Garden Club at 1350 NW 75th St. Topics include invasive plants, fruit trees and winter vegetables. Speakers will be Marc S. Frank of the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry and Wendy Wilber of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Science Alachua County Extension Service. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Visit, or call 352-371-9444 for more information. Town Hall Meeting There will be a Town Hall Meeting to discuss the 1994 State Law on black history in public schools. The Florida Commissioner of Educations AfricanAmerican Task Force has inspired the Alachua County Black History Task Force to meet the public on Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Alachua County Headquarters Library in downtown Gainesville and support the new superintendent, who says its time to teach black history and the other 19 elements of the Florida Statute. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Moth Madness in the Butterfly Rainforest Visit the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History for Moth Madness through Nov. 14 to discover a variety of moth species and observe their exceptional characteristics. 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, year-round admission. Matheson Museum Family Tree Join us this fall in commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the Matheson Museum and over 140 years of family history that helped to shape it. From the building of their now historic home by James Douglas Matheson in 1867 to the donation of that same home to the Museum complex in 1996 by Sarah Hamilton Matheson, the Matheson family has served tirelessly to forward the growth of the Gainesville community and preserve its rich cultural heritage. Now the board, staff and volunteers of the Matheson Museum carry on in their place preserving the name and the mission of the Matheson family for future generations. The Matheson Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Gabrielle Calise / AlligatorRubbers, Take Your MarksJay Graves, an 18-year-old UF marketing freshman, competes in a condom race against Miguel ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff WriterThe Elections Commission Committee met Monday morning to rule on the two comHans Rojas during last weeks elections. Party and independent District B candidate tions as well as the Tuesday, Wednesday and Sept. 29. listed was Sept. 30, not Sept. 29. Rojas didnt change the date on the temand on the PowerPoint presentation that Rojas The committee unanimously agreed that committee ruled that Swamp has two weeks hearing. statement on Sept. 30. I will openly admit that I did commit a nior lost in the election. The committee unanimously ruled that UF Elections Commission addresses election complaints ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff Writer month. make $26,000 this year compared to the $22,000 they made in 2013Kim M. Kitagawa Pace, an assistheir Ph.D., she said. postdoc employees on campus, Pace said. Michael McCourt has enjoyed tinue to work on the same research he worked on as a grad student. I think in general they are set, and the raise is appropriate, aerospace engineering assistant said. UF raises minimum salary for postdoctoral studentsSTUDENT GOVERNMENT Evan Morris


Some often wonder why victims in abusive relationships dont leave, and Alachua Countys Bureau Chief for Trauma Ferris said other domestic violence factors can include Just because (the victim) stayed doesnt mean its (his or 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014Gabrielle Calise/AlligatorRiley Cutler, a 19-year-old UF business sophomore, distributes free George Takei tickets Monday afternoon. Takei will speak at the University Auditorium today at 8 p.m. ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff Writer extra ticket to see actor and activAbout 850 tickets were sold out within three hours, said Accent Speakers Bureau chairman Corey The event is sponsored by Accent, Pride Student Union and the The event will be streamed live on a projector screen outside of Flayman said he was not surturnout and positive response, He said proserved, and it way for students who werent able hear Takeis Applebaum, a 21-year-old UF Hes so excited he wants me to tell him all about it, Apand politically active, and my dad wants to hear what he has to All 850 tickets sell out quickly for Takei event THE OWNERS ARE RELATED. CHABELI HERRERAAlligator Staff WriterSome copycat confusion ensued Sunday alerted residents that Gainesvilles upcoma key element in business etiquette: If youre In fact, its carbon-copy twin in menu, weba year more than 2,500 miles away in Clovis, found the link between the two restaurants when he noticed oddities in the Gainesville but then he saw broken links, a scanned-in This place had disaster written on it since However, it turned out the copycat confuThe Gainesville locations owner, Tao Zhao, said he is a cousin of the California Its kind of basically the same restauThe California Shilas owner, who asked Lee said he didnt know his cousin had chosen to create a similar restaurant at the Zhao said the restaurant hopes to open in the next month at the former Stonewood loHe said the process has been delayed after multiple issues with permits to set up a Zhao also owns Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse in Vero Beach and Melbourne, but deCustomers will be able to cook their own said is a common all-you-can-eat restaurant a damper on the excitement for the restauelsewhere, Tyler Black, owner of Ameraucana Wood Fire Food Truck, wrote on Ken New Gainesville Korean BBQ replica of similar California BBQ DOMESTIC, from page 1Explains victim issues THE UAA HAS WORKED ON IT FOR A FEW MONTHS. ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Staff WriterA new website will connect the Gator nation from all parts of the For the past few months, the UF Alumni Association has worked to create a website called Gator Treks where former and current UF students can come and share their love of travel, said Jason Elliott, Elliott said the website will be The website will be free, but will be monitored so there is no inapWe are family friendly, so we dont want obscene stories, Elliot Study-abroad students are enupload her travel photos from EuIts a pretty cool idea to post pictures for Gators to see and share Bilic has traveled to and around The only place Ive really been to Venice, Italy with my dance Gator Treks to connect world UF alumni Ken PengTakei Jason Elliott


VERONICA LOPRESTI MINGRONEAlligator Contributing Writer Kaleigh Clarke grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. They were her favorite until she developed a severe airborne peanut allergy. Clarke, a 20-year-old UF psycholpeanut-based products without having a reaction in the near future thanks to the advancements made by Wade Yang, a UF scientist and assistant professor in the department of food science and human nutrition. Yang is researching ways to remove allergens from peanuts so allergy sufferers can eat them without a reaction. Yang is a little bit closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of allergens, according to a UF press release. For 95 percent of those with peanut allergies to safely consume them, Yang and his researchers must reduce the allergens from 150 milligrams to less than 1.5 milligrams of protein per peanut. Yang is working to remove the allergens while keeping the peanuts same The latest advances in his study feature the application of ultraviolet technology to whole peanuts. peanuts), Yang said. Its over 25 percent protein. Its a good source of plantbased protein for people. To date, the research project has cost lished in the journal Food and Bioprocess Technology, according to the UF collaborate on human clinical trials and seeking more funding for his research. Yangs research could allow Clarke to eat her favorite childhood snack without going into anaphylactic shock. It would make a lot of peoples life nitely cant mock the taste of peanut butter. Fake peanut butter? Ive tried it. It sucks. GRADES DONT UPLOAD WELL. ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgThe introduction of the new eLearning site, Canvas, has UF faculty members struggling to upload student grades. Annelie Schmittel, a graduate student in mass communications in the College of Journalism and Communications, said the Canvas program is not user friendly to faculty and staff. As a Sports Media and Society teaching assistant, she sought help with the e-Learning Support Services desk at the HUB. Typically, you would upload Scantron grades through Sakai, she said. With Canvas, its different working properly. Several steps have to be taken before inserting any grade. Schmittel said it is frustrating to work with a new system when the previous one, Sakai, was an easier process. In the Spring, all faculty and students will use the Canvas program as it replaces Sakai. Tracy Gale, communications manager for UF Information Technology, said she had not previously culty with the website. The e-Learning staff always have a staff member at the help desk, she said. There are several people that are course management liaisons that help faculty receive the help they need. The e-Learning staff has also developed training for developing courses in Canvas, as well as a campus boot camp for faculty to learn the new system. Mark McCallister, associate diTechnology, wrote in an email that uploading grades with Scantron to Canvas is a different process than uploading grades from Scantron to Sakai. Computing Help Desk, he wrote. Schmittel, who has contacted the e-Learning management liaisons, said the problems will continue occurring until Scantron and the Canvas creators work together to solve the problem. KELSEY JORDAN Alligator Contributing Writer UF physical therapy student Scott Venkataraman screened Gainesville residents blood pressure and heart rate at a health event Monday. The 23-year-old second-year UF graduate student took part in the Walktober event along with about 10 physical therapy students at the Fred Cone Park located at 2841 E. University Ave. program, is getting the Gainesville community active until Nov. 10 to promote healthy living. Each week during the Monday Wellness Walks, volunteers will promote healthy living with the purpose of educating residents and preventing future health issues. being hosted by the Alachua County Health Department, the Gaitor Challenge, a UF physical therapy community health initiative, and Combatting Obesity for Alachua Countys Health. I think the opportunity to walk for health, both for the prevention of problems but also for general wellbeing, said Kim Dunleavy, head of community outreach for the Gaitor Challenge REACH group. Gainesville resident Marie Ford is participating in Walktober not only for her own health but for her daughters. more too, to get her away from the games and television, she said. I just want her to be a little bit more active, and if I start her out young, maybe itll motivate her to want to UF physical therapy students will continue to educate and encourage residents at Fred Cone Park. By being in the program and doing these outreach groups, its really nice to see that were able to talk to the community about their health issues that we may not necessarily treat outright, Venkataraman said. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Aaron Albright / AlligatorMargaret Hazlett, a 23-year-old UF doctoral candidate, gives Diane David an ice pop stick as she completes a lap around the track at Fred Cone Park at the Walktober Wellness Walk on Monday evening. Walktober encourages community to get active together Peanut allergy improvementsUF RESEARCH With Canvas, its different Annelie Schmittelteaching assistant HE ALREADY WORKED AT UF. PATRICK PINAKAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Health Cancer Center appointed a new deputy director of medical affairs Monday Dr. C. Parker Gibbs. Gibbs, who was chosen from a national search, will start Friday. Gibbs will head the clinical aspects of cancer care at UF Health Cancer Center at Shands. My goal is to bring compassionate, cutting-edge coordinated care to our patients, Gibbs said. He said his position was created to make navigation in the center for patients easier. If a patient is seen by a breast surgeon and has a surgery then needs radiation afterwards, he said, we coordinate that care so that the patient runs through that system in a seamless fashion and is not left to navigate that system on their own. Paul Okunieff, director of the center, said Gibbs easily outperformed other applicants ence for the job. nieff said. Its actually wanting to do good and actually putting his actions where his thoughts are. Gibbs is currently UFs Eugene L. Jewett professor of orthopaedic surgery and serves as the College of Medicines division of musculoskeletal oncology chief. He also directs UFs Musculoskeletal Oncology and Stem Cell Laboratory. Im a cancer surgeon, Gibbs said. I think they were interested in bringing surgery into the cancer leadership realm. Gibbs graduated from UF with a medical degree in 1989 and completed his residency at the University of Colorado. He served as the director of musculoskeletal oncology at the University of fore being appointed to the UF Department of Orthopaedics in 2003. Gibbs is also a National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute-funded investigator with nearly 60 Gibbs said one of the main things he wants to focus on at UF Health is cancer patient survival statistics and side effects. the patient, and so we want to minimize side effects, he said.Gibbs exercise more too, to get and television.Marie FordGainesville resident


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. Harris accusations reminder of sexual assault problemsWhen news broke of Treon Harris investigation after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman around the Internet and in personal conversations. Some have connected the incident to the Jameis Winston rape investigation that ended without any prosecution. Some connected it to the assaults on and off the UF campus. Although comparing the Harris incident to other highsuch comparisons are premature and unproductive. This is its own unique incident, with a unique alleged perpetrator and a unique alleged victim. Any argument saying Harris should have known better should also be ignored. Yes, Harris was in the national spotlight, especially after his role in leading UF to victory against Tennessee on Saturday. Yes, the recent incidents of assault at UF and the subsequent awareness campaigns mean that all UF students Harris included should be more knowledgeable than ever about the awful nature of such acts. However, the point is that everyone should know better. People shouldnt need constant reminders telling them what is or isnt OK, especially when it comes to something as serious and harmful as sexual assault. We have reached a dangerous point in American society when we feel the need to engage in constant education and awareness campaigns about sexual assault. The repulsiveness of this crime should be self-evident. Many in the national media have praised UF for its prompt and decisive action in response to the allegations against Harris. UF absolutely did the right thing in responding quickly and transparently. The universitys handling of this situation compares favorably to past failures of other universities when dealing with sexual assault investigations. However, the fact that UF has been singled out as a rare example of competence regarding the issue of sexual assault demonstrates how dire the situation has become. On college campuses around the country and in American society in general, the issues of rape and sexual assault are still not being given the serious treatment they require. Too many are still likely to engage in victim blaming, like asking what clothes the alleged victim was wearing or how much alcohol they had consumed. victim might have had to falsely accuse Harris. Such rumors are completely baseless and inappropriate in the immediate aftermath of the incident. Now that Harris has been suspended, we must wait for the University Police to complete what will hopefully be a thorough investigation. Whether or not Harris is ultimately charged or found guilty, this incident is yet another reminder that acts of rape and sexual assault continue to pervade American society. 54 TOTAL VOTES19% YES 81% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Are you worried about catching meningitis? Todays question: Do you think UF responded well to the Treon Harris accusations? Everyone, stop freaking out about EbolaA diagnosed last week, many Americans were struck with a fresh wave of panic and fear. In covering the diagnosis, the media used words like alarming, desperate and frantic to describe the current situation in our country. Social media subsequently exploded with tweets and posts expressing a combination of suspicion, worry and fury. Some people were outraged that we havent severely tightened travel restrictions or closed our borders, while others felt extremely skeptical about the ability of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. federal public health agencies, to protect us from an outbreak. Ive seen a number of Facebook posts from my friends ernment is telling us. Undoubtedly, many others share this view. rate of about 50 percent and has already killed almost manitarian crisis that requires immediate attention from the international community. being worried about it. However, its nearly impossible to have a calm and rational discussion about the issue when so many people are being misinformed. The prominent news outlets spreading the hysteria Rather than focusing on facts and evaluating the situation objectively, news programs have sensationalized Was it truly necessary for news stations to send their camera crews on helicopters to record the ambulance taking the diagnosed man to the hospital? How do these media outlets justify spending hours of news coverage discussing the search for a homeless person who might have been in contact with the man? One news commentator even accused a guest on the show a reputable medical professional of speaking too calmly about the issue. Miles OBrien, a science journalist, recently described the irresponsibility and foolishness of this media sensationalism. I wish everybody could take a deep breath and take a break from trying to pull viewers in by scaring them, he said. OBrien added that this is a level of ignorance we should not allow in our media. Instead of acting like the world is ending and obsessing over the very unlikely posnews outlets should simply give viewers an overview of the most important information. Contrary to the implications of all the media hype, be spread through direct contact with an infected persons contagious until he or she begins developing symptoms. be spread through the air and is contagious even when an infected individual doesnt appear to be sick. in West Africa, that region is home to some of the worlds most impoverished nations. These countries lack basic medical infrastructure and do not have the proper resources to inform the public about how to prevent infection. that is so ill-equipped to deal with an outbreak, but it is quite unrealistic to assume that the same outcome will occur in the U.S. before giving in to panic and paranoia. Fear and ignorance are contagious, too, and we must avoid spreading them. Moriah Camenker is a UF public relations senior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Moriah


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Congress ended session Sept. 23, giving Americans another opportunity to evaluate their representatives before engaging in their civic duty at the ballot boxes this November. Though members of Congress will spend the next six weeks back at their home districts to address their reelection campaigns, Americans have yet another opportunity to assess the elements plaguing this dysfunctional Congress. It is no secret that Americans feel that their representatives are not following through with their primary duty: representing their citizens. A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports shows about 53 percent of the countrys likely voters believe that neither the Democratic nor Republican parties represent the interests of the American people. The biggest issue plaguing the American political landscape is the lack of congressional accountability to the constituents undoubtedly resulting from the lack of congressional term limits. Though the lack of term limits has had a tremendous impact on American democracy, conventional perspectives would commonly attribute this failure in accountability to the effect of money in politics. And with court decisions that have removed political spending limits by corporations and aggregate spending limits by people as well as immensely insert in politics, this attribution is valid. the ability of congressmen to accurately represent their constituents and not special interest groups, the constitutionally inherent lack of term limits coupled with high incumbency rates has created a collection of career politicians more interested in reelection and staying in power than serving their constituents. This has disintegrated accountability in politics and has endangered the representation of tion. Political satisfaction rates for congressmen are at an all time low, with only six percent of probable voters believing their representatives are doing a good or excellent job, according to Rasmussen Reports. Yet, even with a number so low, the incumbency rates for congressmen are at a staggering 90 percent. Such tenacious incumbency can be explained by the immense advantages available to representatives These advantages include name recognition, gerrymandered districts that favor parties and, most importantly, the ability to raise more funds than competitors. This fundraising advantage makes the chance of gerous reality that perpetuates a legislative body that virtually no longer needs the legitimacy or satisfaction of its citizens. The lack of term limits has severely threatened the representation of American citizens in this democratic system. Simply stated, legislators have no accountability. When it is more important for congressmen to support the donors and special interest groups that assist them in remaining incumbents than it is to perform their legislative duty, there is virtually no necessity to represent or care about the interests of their constituents. America needs term limit legislation right now in order to repair a system that enables congressmen to be virtually unaccountable to their citizens. When congressmen are more interested in staying in power than representing their citizens, they become susceptible to corruption and the whims of special interest groups. Not only would term limits diminish the strength of incumbency and the power of special interest groups, but it would also reorient the focus of platform they were voted in on instead of establishing an immortal career in politics. On top of creating a body that is more accountable to the citizens it represents instead of donors, term limits invigorate progress in Congress by bringing in fresh ideas, incentivizing quicker action, limiting corruption and diminishing the focus on special interests and legacy when trying to accomplish what is important. Though money in politics has had a devastating effect on the representation of citizens, a lack of term limits allows congressmen to be unaccountable, making it easier to care more for pleasing special interest groups in order to establish permanent careers in Congress than to represent American citizens. The best way to mitigate the negative effects is to bring in term limits. Omar Hegazy writes for The Daily Trojan. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.No term limits threatens democracyUWireOmar HegazyUWire A few weeks ago, I wrote a column urging my fellow students to start reading a book that day. As a challenge to myself, I decided to read as much as I could in my spare time starting that week and see what a difference it made for me. So far, its been an excellent experience. Ive succeeded in reading a little each day, whether in short bursts while on the bus across campus or in long stretches while I procrastinate studying for my exams. Being a literature-thirsty English major to my core, Ive spent a lot of time recently devouring book reviews and reading articles about literature Learning about the importance me happy; it makes me sit back in my chair and say, with satisfaction, Its a good time to love books. There are so many books to read and so much discussion on reading, and with the technological advances of the Internet, so many new ways to discover a text whether through an obscure website dedicated to one particular authors fan base. If you like to read, the time to be alive is now; we even have a vast archive of all of Shakespeares works neatly compacted into a free app for the iPhone. However, in my searching through the Internet for literature-related articles and opinions, Ive noticed a disturbing trend that much of society seems to share: once someone gets past a certain age of adolescence, there is an expectation put upon individuals, especially college-aged students, to move past well-loved young adult books such as fantasy series written mainly for teen audiences like Divergent and instead start reading more serious literature. Young adult literature and young adult authors are often They are looked down upon as not being real literature that adults should waste their time reading. This disdain for young adult literature is something Ive noticed happening often in life the activities, goals and opinions of adolescents are far more likely to be dismissed than considered important in the grand scheme of the world. Despite societys generally derisive view of young adult books, this genre of literature has a great deal to offer its readers, no matter their age. The prejudice and disrespect toward the genre of young adult literature is simply ignorant. Yes, some books written for puberty-stricken preteens are rather shallow. Frankly, some are downright trash. However, the same can be said about any genre of literature and about any art form. The entire genre of young adult literature doesnt deserve such a bad reputation because of its mostly vampire-themed failures. Engaging with the complex plot and brilliantly developed characters of author Tamora Pierces fantasy young adult series helped me learn about maturity and responsibility. The success of author and laudcomes primarily not from his popular YouTube videos but from his young-adult novels, most notably The Fault in Our Stars. Lets be honest: Did anyone not cry while reading adaptation? Im not trying to compare books like Suzanne Collins literary masterpieces like the works of T.S. Eliot or Virginia Woolf. In fact, I believe it is better not to compare them at all. Young adult literature is an enfrom what most people consider serious. Young-adult books should be independently appreciated and celebrated, not degraded for their fundamentally different intentions. In fact, many adults and consumers of traditionally serious literature would probably benliterature. Most of them would probably even enjoy it. Young adult literature is a voice for our generation and for every generation of youth in history. As college students, we stand in a complicated limbo between clinging to the security of our adolescence and stepping into a fully adult world, complete with scary things like careers and health insurance Its up to us to remember the value of young-adult books and what they can continue to offer us even far down the road into our adult lives the ferocious optimism of humanitys youth and the fantastical thought hidden somewhere in your mind that anything is possible. Sally Greider is a UF English & public relations sophomore. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Give young adult literature a chanceColumnSally


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 Nicole Gomez / AlligatorShark BaitFrom left, UF seniors Alexandra Barshel and Isabel Betancourt, both 21, attend Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived exhibit Mon day open at the Florida Museum of Natural History until Jan. 4. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgA Gainesville man was arrested Sunday after police said he drank a stolen beer in a CVS him a sworn complaint for exposing his penis to a woman outside of the same drugstore. At about 9:30 a.m., a store manager saw Randy H. Colby urinating in front of the CVS on 1621 SW 13th St., Gainesville Police spokesWhen the manager went outside to confront the 53-year-old about peeing in front of a plate glass window, Colby turned around to face the female employee while his penis was exposed. Tobias said the man made no effort to cover himself. Colby was inebriated and was transported to the hospital because of his intoxicated state, Tobias said. ness the exposure of sexual organs to make an Colby in place of a physical arrest. The rewarning. After being discharged from the hospital, Colby returned to the CVS at about 9:30 p.m., despite being issued the warning. Police said he was found in the stores bathroom drinking a stolen $4 Natural Ice beer, a report said. Colby told police he was consuming the stolen beer in the bathroom so he did not have to pay for it. He was arrested on charges of petit theft and trespassing. A Gainesville man was arrested for driving found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle early Sunday morning. Robert C. Barth, 21, was driving near 1125 SE Fourth St. at about 6 a.m. before he was seen passed out in his car. The car was still in drive and his foot was still on the accelerator, a report said. A curb prevented his black Hyundai Veloster from traveling farther off the road. Blue Ribbon and one 23.5-ounce can of fruitthe touch, police said. exercises and showed obvious signs of impairment, including bloodshot eyes, dilated pupils and slurred speech, the report said. He gave breath samples of .227 and .218. The legal limit is 0.08. Barth was charged with DUI and released Monday at about 11:30 a.m. on his own recognizance.Police Roundup: Petit beer theft follows organ exposure; PBR DUI THE LIZARD CAN REGROW LIMBS AND ORGANS. HANNAH HELMSAlligator Contributing Writer UF scientists are using the blood of a rare salamander to study how humans might heal without scars after surgery. The axolotl, an endangered salamander, can regrow lost limbs, spinal vertebrae and parts of its brain. Researchers are comparing healing in axolotls to healing in mice, hoping to better understand the amphibians regenerative abilities. Ed Scott is a UF health researcher and professor in the UF College of Medicine department of molecular genetics and microbiology. Scott refers to this amphibian as the king of regeneration. Scientists are focusing their studies on how different species blood cells react to healing. Theres something different about the blood cell formation in axolotls, said Malcolm Maden, Ph.D., a professor in the department of biology. Usually speckled brown-green, the rare salamanders being used for the research have a naturally occurring mutation that gives them white, translucent skin. Because of this mutation, internal organs and blood of these salamanders are visible. Researchers developed axolotls study the site of regeneration in the salamanders. Axolotls, mice and humans all share similar cells, but the cells behave differently, Scott said. It becomes one of those old Hocus Focus comics where you have Maybe those differences are key differences for regeneration. Axolotls are also unable to develop cancer. Scott said that when exposed to carcinogens, the creatures occasionally grew extra limbs but never developed cancer. Were studying a set of animals that can do what we would like to help people do better, Scott said.Rare salamander blood may hold secrets to human scarringCRIME


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Andres Leiva / AlligatorPardon the InterruptionWRUF meteorologist Jeff Huffman explains how the new Florida Public Radio Emergency Network system works to Karen Feagins. #GATORRACE STARTS AT 11 A.M. REBA LIDDYAlligator Contributing WriterUF students have a chance to win frontrow tickets to the Gator homecoming game in a campus-wide scavenger hunt. The University Athletic Association is hostp.m on Wednesday. Clues will be tweeted around 10:45 a.m. from the @GZStudents Twitter account. After students solve each clue, they will arwill have to tweet a picture of themselves at the location with the hashtag. will win tickets to the Missouri game. Students are a very important part to the we hope this scavenger hunt gives students views of areas they may never have been, wrote Alicia Longworth, an assistant athletic director in the marketing and promotions department for the UAA, in an email. receive small prizes. Teams of up to four people are allowed to participate. Matt Long, a 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior, said he plans on participating in the scavenger hunt. It seems fun, and Id love to win front-row tickets to the homecoming game, he said.UF students could win big in scavenger hunt Wednesday THE ASSOCIATED PRESS gay marriage in the U.S. and may have signaled couples can marry in all 50 states. preserve their bans, the Supreme Court effectively made such marriages legal in 30 states, up from 19 and the District of Columbia, taking in every region of the country. Challenges are pending in the other 20 states. began receiving marriage licenses previously denied to them. This is the dream day, said Sharon Baldwin, a plaintiff in a challenge to Oklahomas ban, as she and her partner got their license in the Tulsa County Clerks OfDirectly affected by Mondays orders were Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Virlower court rulings in an effort to preserve rado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, to get married in short order since those states would be bound by the same appellate rulings that have been on hold. cided to leave that question unanswered for now. They may be waiting for a federal appeals court to break ranks with other appellate panbetween a man and a woman. Or they may see little role for themselves as one court after another strikes down state marriage bans. Still, the import seemed clear. What the justices did in virtual silence Monday has to send a signal to the other courts of appeals that the Supreme Court does not to marry, and that even conservative justices dont think they have a good shot at getting essentially is over, said Jon Davidson, legal director of Lambda Legal, an advocacy group for gay rights. Court rejects appeals, clears way for gay marriage expansion NA TIONAL It seems fun and Id love to win front-row tickets to the homecoming game.Matt LongUF telecommunication senior


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Tabor honored by SECFlorida freshman cornerback Jalen Tabor was named the co-SEC Freshman of the Week on Monday following his performance against Tennessee on Saturday.UF mens tennis coach Bryan Shelton wants his team to play with more grit. Read the story on Page 14.On Monday, Florida fans and students were told that true freshman quarterback Treon Harris would be suspended And with that announcement came the scrutiny of press and anyone who values morals more than footBut in the midst of scandal, one athlete And yes, thats very clich sounding, but its true, and I commend Mackenzie Dagostino on The junior volleyball setter tweeted at 5:10 question of why some student athletes feel they can get away with certain behaviors and later restricts what players may say to the public which isnt done to punish players, but to protect them most of the time), I think it is necessary for students and fans of Florida to see that many athletes, like Dagostino, dont agree with The decision to write the article was probaAnd whats even better about the article is shes not just taking this and making it about to) interview more athletes on their opinions I know how we (athletes) can be portrayed as individuals who have certain things handed to us on a silver platter, while that would be nice, one that can be commented on and responded to talk about athletes behavior on and off the Her hope to make it a two-way forum of diaShes not looking to criticize, but to understand, which right now in the midst of all the sexual assault and domestic violence allegations Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffJunior setter Mackenzie Dagostino (6) sets the ball during Floridas 3-0 win against Ole Miss on Sept. 28 in the OConnell Center. Dagostino spoke out in her blog about the image athletes can give off. OTEROS OPINIONDagostino should be credited for speaking out FORMER UF PLAYERS TOTALED 38 TACKLES. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa crew totaled 38 tackles and seven rereceiver Riley Cooper led the pack with four receptions for 33 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown second quarter touchdown was Coocatch redeemed a critical drop he made in the end zone during the Eagles 26-21 fourth quarter loss to have put the Eagles ahead There was no excuses, I dropped on the money, couldnt have been a Cooper admitted catching that fourth quarter pass would have This weekend, Coopers performance changed the outcome of the active for the game while defensive Gators in the NFL: Week 5 ALEX MAMINAKISAlligator Writer@alexmaminakisAfter yet another weekend in which Florida swept its twoatop the Southeastern Conference standings in sole possession ence-best 5-0 in SEC play and sits A&M on Friday and Arkansas on Sunday, Florida became the only team in the SEC with an undeto last weekend, neither Texas A&M nor Arkansas had a Florida has six more conference games to play this season, all of which are against teams in the bottom half of the 14-team Theres a lot of soccer left to For us, I think this team has ing human nature and not lookjoying the moment and enjoying each game as part of our journey and we dont want to rush As a result of Floridas strong weekend performance, two of its players earned SEC honors on Jordan, Andujar honored by SEC following two road winsSEE OTERO, PAGE 15 SEE NFL, PAGE 15 SEE SOCCER, PAGE 15 Eden Oterotwitter: @edenotero_l Burleigh TweetableI love Gatorade Ahmad Fulwood (@AFulwood5) UF wide receiver


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 VOLLEYBALL EDEN OTEROAlligator Staff Writer@edenotero_lIn another weekend sweep of Southeastern Conference foes, Florida found solace in one player who has not played much this season. Floridas (10-3, 4-0 SEC) wins over LSU (5-7, 0-3 SEC) on Friday and Mississippi State (5-14, 0-4 SEC) on Sunday left the Gators tied with Kentucky in SEC play as the only two undefeated teams in the conference. But while Florida still battles for No. 1 in the conference, it was business as usual for the Gators, whose weekend ended more or less in the same fashion as it is previous weekend matches. However, instead of freshman Rhamat Alhassan or junior Mackenzie Dagostino being the players to shine, it was outside hitter Gabby Mallette who took the praise. Gabby right now not only level, but shes making really good hitting choices, coach Mary Wise said. Her hitting, we call it a hitting cone, has really expanded. She is an excellent left-side blocker for us, so to see both parts of this game continuing to get better and better, I really like the physical presence shes brings to the court. Against LSU, Mallette had time in all four sets and made 12 kills on 21 attempts with only one error, completing the match with a .524 hitting clip. Defensively, the junior had one dig and one block assist. Her play against Mississippi State on Sunday was just as just as good, if not better. nine kills on 19 attempts with three ting percentage in just three sets. Again, defensively she provided much needed blocking for Florida with two total blocks one block assist and one solo block and added two digs in the match. While Mallette made more errors in her outing against Mississippi State than against LSU, Wise said Mississippi State was able to effectively block Floridas kill attempts. The right-side hitters or the middle-hitters hitting behind the setter have to really take into account how much space she takes up, Wise said. So whether they choose to set away from her or maybe alter the shots, either way she helps us with her presence. Mallette has seen less time on the court this season because of Floridas depth in its roster. Last season, Mallette was an integral cog in the Florida volleyball having played in 31 of 32 matches with 2.41 kills per set. She was second in solo blocks er Chloe Mann (17).Mallette dominant in road sweepJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffJunior Gabby Mallette swings for a kill attempt during Floridas 3-0 win against Ole Miss on Sept. 28 in the OConnell Center. UF STRUGGLED AT ITA ALL-AMERICANS. MARY FRANCISAlligator Writer@_maryfrancisAfter winning a title at the Southeastern Conference Fall Classic in September, much was anticipated of the Gators in of the season in Tulsa, Okla. A week later, six of the nine Florida mens tennis players Mens All-American Championships. of pre-qualifying matches were two upset losses from Josh Wardell and Oliver Landert. Florida consistently faced defeat after defeat as Diego Hidalgo dropped Round 2 of pre-qualifying matches and Maxx Lipman and Elliott Orkin dropped in round one of the qualifying matches. Though junior Gordon Watson did not come back with a guaranteed seat for the National Indoor Collegiate Championships, he cleared his matches best on the team. Ranked No. 70 in the country, Watson dropped of this seasons team brought some grit to the court, after losing to fellow-Gator Orkin in the SEC Fall Classic. I think he was motivated. I think when you take a tough loss, even if to a teammate, you coach Bryan Shelton said. I think Gordon did a little bit of soul searching and wanted to better, especially leading into the next tournament. I think that mentality helped him starting out the tournament out in Tulsa and getting a couple wins under his belt out early. High expectations soon unravelled for Orkin, the champion of the SEC Fall Classic, as round one of qualifying singles a win in consolation singles to Danil Zelenkov from George I think Elliott learned a good lesson knowing that hes always gotta go out there with a chip on his shoulder, Shelton said. Hes not the tallest guy in the world, but hes got speed and hes got toughness and hes got to rely on those two things as well as his ball striking to be successful out there on the court When hes got all those things clicking in his favor, hes dangerous. Shelton said the team didnt have great results, but the tournament was good for the team to be humbled early in the season. Go out there and take some losses, get that chip back on our shoulder where it should be, Shelton said. As the third-year coach preps the team for the USTA/ ITA Regionals in Athens, Ga., focusing on the importance of controlling the second serve. The person that wins the most points on second serve is usually the guy that wins the match, Shelton said.Shelton wants mens tennis to play with chip on its shoulder


back Jaylen Watkins was inactive. Closer to Gainesville, Louis Murphy had three receptions for 35 yards and a 20-yard touchdown catch on Sunday for Tampa Bay. The wide receivers efforts were not enough to secure the win for the Bucs, as they were defeated by the New Orleans Saints in overtime 37-31. Former Gators cornerback Major Wright notched four tackles and one pass deSolomon Patton returned three tackles and one pass One of the Swamps most recent exports New England Patriots defensive end Dominique Easley made Sunday. He recorded one tackle in New Englands 4317 win against the Cincinnati Bengals. According to the Boston Globe, Easley left Sundays game with a shoulNot so much contact: Four of the 40 former Gators currently in the NFL did not record any stats this past week. The Denver Broncos Andre Caldwell, Indianapolis Colts Loucheiz Purifoy, Kansas City Chiefs Frankie Hammond and St. Louis Rams Marcus Roberson tive teams. No Gators contributed to the Denver Broncos 41-21 win against the Arizona Cardinals. Coming up short: Former Gators linebacker Jon Bostic recorded four tackles for the Chicago Bears, but it wasnt enough. The Carolina Panthers defeated the Bears 31-24 on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. Viking defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd recorded two tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits on Thursday. The former Gators efforts were not enough to carry the Vikings to a win. The Green Bay Packers went on to defeat the Vikings 42-10. Former Gator David Nelson notched one tackle and one reception for nine yards for the New York Jets on Sunday while fellow Florida teammate Jermaine Cunningham remains on injury reserve with a torn Achilles. Cunningham is expected to miss the entire season to recover from his injury. The Jets could not manage a sinagainst the San Diego Chargers, who scored 31 points at home. Jacksonville defensive back Josh Evans recorded two tackles but the Jaguars ended up being defeated by the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-9. portant. I have yet to hear any athletes opinion on the matter, which is its like a breath of fresh air. For once, journalists and just people in general arent getting a watereddown bullshit answer saying, Im just doing it for my team. So heres the deal, Mackenzie Dagostino, props to you for doing what no other athlete has done. Speaking out (maybe not by outright condemning the action), but saying that youre just like other students other average Joes is something that fans and critics need to start understanding. A sexual assault doesnt exempt you from consequences. Dagostino asks a good question in her post: Why? Why do some athletes feel they are exempt from inappropriate behavior? Ill leave you with my answer: because until recently, football and the wins associated with a team have trumped the violation of basic human rights, and until something is done and a statement more than suspending a player for a game is made, it will never change. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15AP PhotoPhiladelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) pulls in a touchdown pass against St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins (21) during Philadelphias 34-28 win on Sunday in Philadelphia. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffSavannah Jordan chases the ball during Floridas 2-1 win against Georgia on Sept. 26 at James G. Pressly Stadium. Jordan was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after scoring two total goals against Texas A&M and Arkansas this weekend. Florida won both of the matches. Cooper had four catches, touchdown versus Rams NFL, from page 13 OTER O, from page 13Dagostino wrote about Harris accusation Jordan scored goals against Texas A&M, Arkansas this weekendMonday. Sophomore forward Savannah Jordan was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row and senior defender Tessa Andujar was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Jordan had two goals last weekend, one against Texas A&M and one against Arkansas. It was the second week in a row that Jordan scored two goals. Her goal in the 84th minute against Texas A&M was the only goal of the game. Jordan has scored in four straight games and leads the Gators with nine goals this season. It would be safe to say that she has found her midseason groove. For Andujar, her weekend was strong on both the defensive and offensive sides of the ball. Andujars specialty is quickly playing the ball up the ating scoring opportunities for the offense. One way to do that is to score yourself, which is what Andujar did on Sunday against season. She also registered an assist in each game last weekend and leads Florida with seven this year. game in her Gator career that she recorded both an assist and a goal in the same game. She has started all 12 games this season for Florida and continues to consistently contribute both defensively and offensively from her outside back position. As Florida continues to slash its way through SEC competition, Burleigh says the team is in no rush to reach the postseason. They are taking the remaining schedule one game at a time and not worrying about anything else. This group really wants to sort of savor every moment of the season, Burleigh said. SOCCER, from page 13


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2014 Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffUF true freshman quarterback Treon Harris (3) talks with the offensive line during Flor idas 10-9 win against Tennessee on Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. dence in relation to the Harris case. Huntley Johnson, Harris attorney, said they are cooperating with the investigation fully, but would give no further comment. The case is still being investigated, according to the release. We have no tolerance for sexual assault on our campus, UF president Bernie Machen said in a released statement. The university is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for every member of the UF community. We must strive to protect all of our students from sexual harassment and assault, and do everything in our power to promote a safe learning environment. Dan Apple, an assistant communications director at the University Athletic Association, announced via email at 11:10 a.m. Monday that Muschamps weekly Monday press conference was cancelled. No explanation was given as to why the press conference was cancelled. Muschamp was not available for comment. The press conference is being rescheduled for later in the week, according to the email. Florida is coming off a 10-9, come-frombehind win against Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn. The Gators scored all 10 of their points against the Volunteers in the fourth quarter on back-to-back drives led by Harris, who replaced starter Jeff Driskel with eight seconds remaining in the third quarter. On the season, Harris has completed four of his six pass attempts for 165 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdown passes came reer attempts, going for 70 and 78 yards, respectively. With Harris suspended, Driskel will likely be Floridas starter against LSU on Saturday at Grier or redshirt sophomore Skyler Mornhinweg will serve as Driskels backup against the Tigers. Staff writers Jonathan Czupryn, Graham Hall, Richard Johnson, Jordan McPherson, Melissa Mihm and Morgan Moriarty contributed to this report. TREON, from page 1WOMENS GOLF LUIS TORRESAlligator Writer@LFTorresIIIFreshman Taylor Tomlinson and sophomore Kelly Grassel might have taken different paths to becoming athletes on the Florida womens golf team, but after the team struggled to a 12th place of them are standing out for coach Emily Glaser. Were coming off a mediocre play great up there, but we left still with some positive vibes, Glaser said. We learned a lot from the tournament, especially with the new girls, who we hadnt seen compete up close yet and so we got some good feedback from them. Tomlinson decided to stay close to home when it came time to pick a college to play golf. The Gainesville native completed her round of play when she shot an even-par, 72. The freshman comes into UF with high expectations, after a high school career in which she was ranked as the No. 2 player in the state of Florida and No. 10 in Golfweeks girls junior ranking for the class of 2014. For Grassel, her path to UF was a little bit different. Originally playing at Michigan State her freshman year, Grassel decided to transfer to play under coach Glaser, who coincidentally played for the Spartans herself. Grassel was successful in her only season in East Lansing, as she had the lowest scoring average by a freshman in the schools history with an average of 75.40. But Grassel is now at UF and at as the best player on the team with a score of 5-over-par. Grassels best day came in the opening round when she shot an even-par, 72. Over the next two rounds, she was able to stay consistent and her overall score was good enough for a tie for 38th place. Tomlinson and Grassel will be counted on this year as the fall season continues. Even though they performed well in their opening tournament for the Gators, Glaser said both Grassel and Tomlinson had problems trying to do too much on the golf course. Its hard not to go in with some high expectations, and its easy to get a little ahead of yourself, and I think both of them probably struggled with that a little bit, Glaser said. But they did a good job throughout the week of managing that a little bit better every day and I think getting one under their belt is a big key for them in the fall. Were coming off a Emily Glaser