Alabama Wins Another National Championship . . . in Golf?
The University of Alabama men's golf team joins the football, softball, gymnastics, and women's golf teams as national champions.
The University of Alabama men’s golf team joins the football, softball, gymnastics, and women’s golf teams as national champions.
ESPN (“Alabama wins 1st men’s golf title”):
Showing again it’s more than just a football school, Alabama won its first national championship in men’s golf on Sunday, routing Illinois 4-1 in the match play final and making up for a runner-up finish last year.
The victory came nearly five months after Alabama routed Notre Dame in college football’s championship game, giving the school its third national title in four years in the sport that dominates most of the attention on campus.
But the Tide’s athletic program has won plenty of titles beyond the gridiron. Over the last two academic years, Alabama has also won national championships in women’s golf, softball and gymnastics.
Indeed, while this is Bama’s first men’s golf championship, the program has been quite strong earning NCAA team appearances in 1973, 1974, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.