Greatness Personified

What’s in a number? In the case of these Knights, historical reverence. Enough to have their uniform jerseys commemorated. Although some jersey numbers remain in use, all are remembered and celebrated as greatness personified on the playing field.

Daunte Culpepper

Bo and Torchy Clark

Michelle Akers, ’89

Women’s Soccer

Regarded by many as the best female soccer player in the world during her career, she was a four-time All-American (1984, 1986-88).

Tim Barker, ’86

Baseball

During his senior season in 1985, he was named All-American and was a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, recognizing the nation’s top amateur baseball player.

Joe Burnett, ’08

Football

A record-setting cornerback and returner, he was named a first-team All-American as a senior and helped UCF to its first two bowl berths.

Bo Clark, ’77

Men’s Basketball

He broke nearly every UCF scoring record during his career and still holds the record for points in a game (70), season (806) and career (2,886); he led the nation in scoring with an average of 31.6 points per game in 1978-79.

Torchy Clark, ’72

Men’s Basketball

Named Eugene but fittingly nicknamed “Torchy,” he was responsible for starting UCF’s basketball program in 1969 and retired with a record of 274-89 in 1983.

Daunte Culpepper

Football

Playing from 1995 to 1998, he holds more than 30 quarterback records at UCF and finished sixth on the NCAA’s all-time total offense list with 12,459 yards.

Wayne Densch

Philanthropist

He was one of Central Florida’s greatest philanthropists, and his charitable gift in 1986 began a legendary relationship with UCF Athletics.

Kevin Smith

Football

He became UCF’s all-time leading rusher after just three seasons (2005-07), establishing new career records with 905 carries for 4,864 yards and 45 touchdowns.

Michelle Akers

Hall of Fame

ESTABLISHED IN 1998, the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame honors those who have excelled in intercollegiate athletics at UCF, gained national recognition in athletics following their departure from campus or contributed significantly as a nonathlete to the development of the program. The 66 inductees are listed here:

Michelle Akers, ’89

Women’s Soccer

Amy Allmann, ’88

Women’s Soccer

Dr. Steven Altman

UCF President

Jason Arnold, ’01

Baseball

Tim Barker, ’86

Baseball

Sean Beckton, ’90

Football

Sylvester Bembery, ’87

Football

Bo Clark, ’77

Men’s Basketball

Eugene “Torchy” Clark, ’72

Men’s Basketball Coach

Mike Clark, ’73

Men’s Basketball

Dr. Trevor Colbourn

UCF President

Tamika Coley, ’96

Women’s Basketball

Daunte Culpepper

Football

Robert Damron

Men’s Golf

Chariya Davis, ’99

Women’s Basketball

Darryl Davis, ’95

Men’s Basketball

Elgin Davis

Football

Wayne Densch

Philanthropist

Winston DuBose, ’06

Men’s Soccer

Willie English, ’98

Football

Jenny Frank, ’04

Volleyball

Bernard Ford

Football

Tim Foskett

Baseball

Rony Francois, ’84

Men’s Soccer

Gerry Gergley

Wrestling Coach

Bill Giovanetti

Football

Alan Gooch, ’84

Football

Franco Grilla, ’96

Football

Mike Gruttadauria

Football

Rick Hamilton, ’98

Football

Tyra Harper, ’98

Volleyball

Greg Jefferson, ’95

Football

Shawn Jefferson

Football

Dennis Kamrad

Rowing Coach

Kelly Kochevar, ’96

Women’s Soccer

Cliff Kresge, ’91

Men’s Golf

Ken Leeks

Men’s Basketball

Calvin Lingelbach, ’79

Basketball/Baseball

Jorge Magluta, ’85

Football

Lucy McDaniel

Volleyball

Renata Menchikova, ’99

Volleyball

Manny Messeguer

Athletics

Dr. Charles Millican

UCF President

Chad Mottola, ’92

Baseball

Ed O’Brien, ’87

Football

Dr. Jack O’Leary

Director of Athletics

Michael O’Shaughnessy, ’81

Football/Baseball

Susan Patz, ’86

Women’s Basketball

Sinua Phillips, ’95

Men’s Basketball

Tari Phillips

Women’s Basketball

Jerry Prather, ’78

Men’s Basketball

David Rhodes, ’95

Football

Dr. Frank Rohter

Director of Athletics

Karen Richter, ’91

Women’s Soccer

Keikki Ritvanen, ’01

Men’s Soccer

Johnny Rouse, ’72

Wrestling

Darrell Rudd

Football

Jim Rudy

Soccer Coach

Scott Ryerson

Football

Bennie Shaw, ’77

Men’s Basketball

Laura Smith, ’87

Volleyball

Marquette Smith, ’95

Football

Bob Spitulski, ’98

Football

Alexander “Lex” Wood

Men’s Tennis

Kim Wyant, ’89

Women’s Soccer

Art Zeleznick

Athletics

Black & Gold Standard

DID YOU KNOW that UCF Volleyball won a national championship in 1978? Even more recently, in the mid-1990s, the team won 65 consecutive matches against conference opponents. UCF Cheerleading also topped the nation, placing first in 2003 and 2007. Track and Field were conference champs the past two seasons, while men’s soccer claimed four consecutive titles from 2001 to 2004. The Knights are champions, now and in the past. They’ve won in football and basketball, sure. But they’ve also triumphed in many other sports — all worthy of cheers.

Baseball

Sunshine State

1979

Atlantic Sun

2000, 2001, 2002, 2004

Men’s Basketball

Sunshine State

1975-76, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1982-83, 1983-84

Atlantic Sun

1994, 1996, 2004, 2004-05, 2005

Women’s Basketball

Atlantic Sun

1996, 1998-99, 1999

Conference USA

2009, 2011

Cheerleading

College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship

2003, 2007

Football

Conference USA

2007, 2010

Men’s Soccer

Atlantic Sun

2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Women’s Soccer

Atlantic Sun

1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003

Men’s Golf

Sunshine State

1980, 1981, 1984

Atlantic Sun

1995, 1996, 2004

Conference USA

2009, 2010, 2011

Women’s Golf

New South Women’s Athletic Conference

1990

Sun Belt

1992

Atlantic Sun

1995, 1999, 2000

Rowing

NCAA Championship Regatta Participant

2007

Conference USA

2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012

Track, Indoor

Conference USA

2011

Track, Outdoor

Atlantic Sun

1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Softball

Atlantic Sun

2005

Conference USA

2008

Men’s Tennis

Atlantic Sun

2003, 2004, 2005

Women’s Tennis

Atlantic Sun

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002

Conference USA

2010, 2011, 2012

Volleyball

Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women National Championship

1978

New South Women’s Athletic Conference

1987

Atlantic Sun

1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003