“A huge part of our `Championship Behavior’ is anchored by our excellence in the classroom,” head coach Todd Dagenais said. “We have set a standard in our volleyball program that we are students first and athletes next. I’m proud that our student-athletes have clearly embraced and internalized our program’s philosophy.”

“I think it is really important that we thank our volleyball academic advisor Jennifer Alger, our academic mentor Kristen Smithers and UCF Director of Academic Services Mark Gumble for providing all of the tutoring, advising and mentoring services that we need to be successful as collegiate student-athletes. Without their commitment and the academic vision of the UCF Athletics Administration, it would be very difficult to compete with other academic institutions for high GPA recognition.”