The UCF women’s basketball team earned the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Team Academic Excellence Award on Wednesday. The Knights boasted the highest collective grade-point average for their respective sport among other programs in the league.
Winners are chosen based on the 2013-14 grade-point average of each student-athlete who appeared on an institution’s roster as of the last contest of the championship segment in each conference-sponsored sport.
The squad has posted a GPA of 3.0 or better in four of its last five semesters in the classroom, including a program-best 3.31 in spring 2014.
Under head coach Joi Williams, UCF has had 14 student-athletes earn 27 conference honor roll distinctions. In addition, Kayli Keough (Class of 2013) earned the most prestigious and significant student award that can be attained at the university, the Order of Pegasus. The honor recognizes exemplary performance by UCF undergraduate students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service.
Williams is set to serve her eighth season with the Knights, who return four starters, including league All-Freshman selection Zykira Lewis.