Six new members to the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducted next month. The Knights have announced the election of the following to the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame:
The UCF Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held April 12. The honorees will also be recognized at the April 13 UCF Spring Football Game.
Drew Butera, Baseball (2003-05)
Butera was a fifth-round draft pick of the New York Mets. He has played nine seasons in the Major Leagues and is currently in spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies. Butera won a World Championship with the Kansas City Royals in 2015, catching the final strike that secured the title for the Royals. He also is one of only five players in MLB history to catch a no-hitter in both the American League and National League. Butera is the UCF career record-holder in runners caught stealing, throwing out 63 would-be base stealers.
Allison (Kime) Trela ’08 ’11MA, Softball (2007-08)
Trela’s maiden name of Kime is still splattered all over the UCF softball record books.
She was a two-time All-Conference USA First Team selection, earned First-Team All-Region honors twice and was twice a member of the All-CUSA Tournament Team. She is the UCF single-game record-holder for strikeouts (18), the single-season record-holder for earned run average (0.87, 2007), wins (34, 2007), shutouts (15, 2007), innings pitched (305.1, 2008) and strikeouts (359, 2008). She is also the UCF career-record holder for ERA (1.20), opponent batting average (.183), complete games (96), shutouts (34). She earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and master’s in sport and fitness.
Brandon Marshall ’06, Football (2002-05)
Marshall is still among the best ever at the receiver position for UCF, with his name still listed in the Top 10 in numerous statistical categories. He was a fourth-round NFL Draft pick in 2006. He has played 13 seasons in the NFL for the Broncos, Dolphins, Bears, Jets, Giants, Seahawks and Saints. He is a six-time Pro Bowl selection an All-Pro in 2015. He led the league in receiving touchdowns in 2015 with the Jets. Marshall was so valuable to his team at UCF, he played both offense and defense in 2004. He and his wife, Michi (Nogami) Marshall ’06, were featured in the Fall 2018 issue of Pegasus Magazine for their commitment to mental health awareness with their organization, Project 375. He earned his degree in interdisciplinary studies.
George O’Leary, Football Coach (2004-2015)
O’Leary coached the Knights from 2004-2015, putting the program on the map with important victories and highly-successful seasons. O’Leary guided the Knights to a 12-1 record in 2013, which was then a program-record for victories in a season. That year was capped off with a 52-42 victory over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl and a No. 10-ranking in the Associated Press poll, which was then the highest ranking the Knights had ever attained. O’Leary was responsible for UCF’s first-ever bowl game, first-ever bowl win and its first four conference championships. He also oversaw the modernization of UCF’s Football Facilities, including the addition of Nicholson Fieldhouse and (then) Bright House Networks Stadium.
Aline Reis ’11, Women’s Soccer (2008-11)
Reis was a Freshman All-America selection as a goalkeeper in 2008 and a three-time all-region selection. She was a two-time First Team All-Conference USA selection and was named to the Second Team in the other two years of her career. Reis holds the No. 2 spot on the career saves chart at UCF and is fourth all-time for the Knights with 27 career shutouts. After graduating from UCF, Reis earned a spot on Brazil’s national team roster for the 2016 Olympic team, and she is currently preparing for the Women’s World Cup with the Brazilian National Team. She earned her degree in interdisciplinary studies.
Kevin Smith ’15, Football (2005-07)
Smith was a consensus All-America choice in 2007. He rushed for 2,567 yards and 29 touchdowns during his senior season, when he was the Conference USA Player of the Year and a First Team All-CUSA selection. He also finished eighth in Heisman Trophy voting following his final season as a Knight. His 2,567 yards were second-most ever at the time. Smith was a third-round pick in the NFL Draft and played five seasons with the Lions. After spending three seasons on the UCF Football staff (2015-17), Smith was named running backs coach at Florida Atlantic University. He earned his degree in interdisciplinary studies.