More than 220 UCF student-athletes earned recognition on the 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.

UCF’s total ranked first among all Conference USA public institutions for the sixth-consecutive year.

Student-athletes named to the honor roll must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. Student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better also receive the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal. Those recipients will be announced Wednesday.

Tuesday’s announcement marked the latest of many accomplishments for the Knights in the classroom.

UCF’s student-athletes have achieved an overall GPA of at least 3.0 for each of the last eight semesters.

In October, UCF posted a program-best 83 percent Graduation Success Rate, which tied with the University of Florida for the top rating among Florida’s public universities.

The Knights also have enjoyed success on the field in 2011-12. Six teams have earned national top 25 rankings: men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field and baseball. The women’s soccer team advanced to the Elite Eight, and the women’s indoor track & field team placed eighth at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Only one member of the 12-school Conference USA placed more student-athletes on the honor roll than UCF. Rice, an elite private school, had 232 student-athletes garner recognition.