Pro Goal

The Orlando City Soccer Club selected UCF forward Hadji Barry 13th overall to join the Lions during the MLS SuperDraft in January. Barry, a senior, appeared in 33 matches for the Knights over two seasons. He is the third UCF player in four years to be selected in the first round of the draft.

“I am really happy to start my pro career here in Orlando alongside my UCF family.”
Hadji Barry, UCF soccer forward

Best Catch

2015 MLB World Series logo

Drew Butera, former UCF baseball player and current backup catcher for the Kansas City Royals, caught the game-winning strike in Game 5 of the 2015 World Series, becoming the first Knight to win the Fall Classic.

25 Years of Life

The Learning Institute for Elders (LIFE) at UCF celebrates a quarter century this year of providing faculty-led educational events for Central Florida seniors.

Top Honors

Top 20 for Online Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked UCF No. 20 in the nation for online bachelor’s degree programs. The university’s online graduate criminal justice program came in at No. 21, and the online nursing program was listed at No. 42.

Nationally Recognized for Research

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education classified UCF as an R1 Doctoral University, the highest research designation that can be achieved.

Top in the Nation for Cyber Defense

For the second year in a row, UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Club, also known as Hack@UCF, took home the Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup.

Top Invention Award

R&D Magazine recognized UCF Associate
 Professor Jayan Thomas for his development of energy transmitting and storing copper wire at its annual R&D 100 Awards, widely known as the “Oscars of Invention.”