International Student-athletes Thriving

International Student-athletes Thriving

With the second-largest enrollment of any university in the United States, UCF is becoming well-known in the U.S. and beyond. That representation can be seen on the playing field, as 40 international student-athletes from 22 different countries compete for the Knights. That’s nearly 10 percent of all Knight student-athletes. All of these student-athletes have experienced […]

  • UCF Student-Athletes Graduating at Record Levels

    Based on data released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), UCF has posted the highest Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for student-athletes in school history. The NCAA released its GSR data for student-athletes who first enrolled in 2005 on Thursday. UCF’s GSR was 85 percent, up two points from last year’s report. The Knights rank […]

  • Football: Dankenbring, Best Scholar in Nation Nominee

    Selected as the best and brightest from the college gridiron, The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today the 147 candidates for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments®, a leading provider of not-for-profit workplace retirement savings plans in higher education. The 147 nominees also comprise the list […]

  • Renford Parkes: From the Gridiron to Guest Services

    Renford Parkes used to be one of the most intimidating UCF Knights out on the gridiron, tackling more than 70 opponents throughout his collegiate football career. But since graduating from the University of Central Florida in May 2007, the former strong safety has removed his pads and helmet to reveal a more hospitable side. The […]

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  • It's Official! UCF Joins BIG EAST Conference

    A new day has dawned for the Knights, as the University of Central Florida has accepted a much-anticipated all-sports invitation to join the BIG EAST Conference.

  • Players Stick to Game Plan: They Graduate

    The American Football Coaches Association recognized UCF’s football program Tuesday for graduating more than 90 percent of its freshman student-athletes. Only 16 other programs out of 120 that compete in the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision achieved a graduation rate of at least 90 percent. UCF joins the following schools which had a GSR of 90 […]

  • A Rowing Knight Earns Scholar Athlete of the Year

    UCF’s Chelsey Lauzon (Rockford, Mich.) earned a prestigious honor Tuesday when she was announced as the 2010-11 Conference USA Rowing Scholar Athlete of the Year. Lauzon, who is entering her senior year, won the award based on her academic achievement, athletic achievement and service. C-USA awards the scholar athlete honor to the top student-athletes in […]

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Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.