A record-setting streak in the classroom continues for UCF Athletics, as the Knights extended their streak to 24 consecutive semesters with a department grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
UCF student-athletes compiled a 3.30 GPA for Spring 2019, which is the third-highest in program history.
The student-athletes have extended the longest streak of achieving at least a 3.0 GPA as a department in school history. In all, 14 teams had a combined GPA of 3.0 or better this fall, and 10 posted at least a 3.2 GPA.
“Our student-athletes continue to perform at a very high level both in the classroom and in their respective sports,” says Tara Helton, associate athletics director, Academics. “Our continued success in the classroom continues to show the level of commitment put forth here at UCF, not only by the student-athletes and ASSA (Academic Services for Student-Athletes), but also by the coaching staffs and administration.”
Since the arrival of Danny White, vice president and director of athletics, the Knights have not turned in a semester below a 3.0, starting at 3.01 in Spring 2016. UCF set a program record for a 3.33 GPA in Spring 2018, and the Knights have posted a 3.3 GPA three times in the past four years. The top five marks in school history have come over the past six semesters as the Knights continued to win championships in their field of competition.
This semester, 68 percent (259) of student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 GPA, which was a four percent increase from last spring. Thirty-five Knights recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA, five more than the spring semester.
The men’s golf team earned the highest GPA of all the men’s programs with a 3.43. The women’s tennis team’s 3.63 GPA was the best among women’s programs at UCF.