With the 2011 football season quickly approaching, UCF’s team has already posted an impressive accomplishment this year.

The Knights recorded a 2.844 team grade point average during the spring semester, a record for the program.

Fifty-five Knights, more than 50 percent of the team, posted a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Following the spring, the team now boasts a 2.842 cumulative GPA.

In April, 35 members of the team garnered spots on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the 2010 spring and/or fall terms.

Fourteen Knights received their bachelor’s degrees last weekend, including five who will suit up for UCF in 2011.

Graduates included Lyle Dankenbring, A.J. Guyton, Adam Nissley, Nick Pieschel and Ronnie Weaver. They will be working on either master’s degrees or second bachelor’s degrees while they compete for UCF this year.

Kamar Aiken, Justin Boddie, Jack Carter, James Getsee, Derrick Hallman, Omar Hansborough, Austin Hudson, Ricky Kay and Abre Leggins also graduated last weekend.

The 2011 UCF football schedule includes dates six home games at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Sept. 3 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN (Champions Weekend)

Sept. 10 BOSTON COLLEGE (Hall of Fame Weekend)

Sept. 17 at Florida International

Sept. 23 (Fri) at BYU


Oct. 15 at SMU

Oct. 22 at UAB

Oct. 29 MEMPHIS (Homecoming Weekend)

Nov. 5 TULSA

Nov. 12 at Southern Miss

Nov. 19 at East Carolina

Nov. 26 UTEP (Senior Day)

Home games at Bright House Networks Stadium are capitalized.

Game dates are subject to upcoming television selections. Times of games are yet to be determined.

Football season ticket packages can be purchased online at UCFAthletics.com or by calling the UCF Athletics Ticket Office at (407) 823-1000.