UCF placed a school record 302 student-athletes on the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, which was announced by the league on Thursday.
The American’s All-Academic Team for 2019-20 features 54 members of the Knights’ rowing roster, 52 from the football team, 37 from track and field, 28 from women’s soccer, 23 from softball, 20 from baseball, 19 from men’s soccer, 12 each from women’s basketball, cross country and volleyball, eight from women’s tennis, seven from men’s golf—plus six each from women’s golf, men’s tennis and men’s basketball.
In May, UCF student-athletes extended their record-setting streak in the classroom to 25 consecutive semesters with a department grade-point average of 3.0 or better. In addition to the 25 consecutive semesters of a 3.0 GPA, UCF student-athletes also posted their seventh straight semester of a 3.2 GPA or better as a department.
Since UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White’s arrival in Orlando, the Knights have not turned in a semester below a 3.0, starting at 3.01 in the spring of 2016. UCF has posted a department-wide GPA of 3.3 or better four times in the last five years. The top six marks in school history have come over the last seven semesters.
To be eligible for the American Athletic Conference All-Academic team, student-athletes must have competed in a conference-sponsored sport, attained a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for the preceding academic year and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters of academic work.
For a complete list of the Knights recognized on the all-academic teams, visit ucfknights.com.