UCF Extends 3.0 GPA Streak To 25 Semesters

ORLANDO – The record-setting streak in the classroom continued for UCF Athletics this spring, as the Knights extended their streak to 25 consecutive semesters with a department grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
"I am not surprised, but certainly very proud of our student-athletes rising to the challenge once again," said Dr. Daniel J. White, UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics. "To continue our streak of 3.0 GPA semesters amidst the challenges we are facing is extraordinary!"
In addition to the 25 consecutive semesters of a 3.0 GPA, UCF student-athletes also posted their seventh straight semester of a 3.2 GPA or better as a department.
"Performing at the highest level, both in the classroom and in their respective sports, is a culture that is so ingrained in our student-athletes and it really showed this semester," said Tara Helton, Associate Athletics Director, Academics. "We applaud their efforts in these extreme circumstances. Our student-athletes, in conjunction with our ASSA staff, were diligent in continuing to excel in the classroom. We are so thankful for the commitment shown by our student-athletes, ASSA, coaches and administration."

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, UCF held virtual commencement ceremonies on May 2. UCF Football alums Shaquill and Shaquem Griffin delivered the graduation address.
Since White's arrival in Orlando, the Knights have not turned in a semester below a 3.0, starting at 3.01 in the spring of 2016. UCF has posted a department-wide GPA of 3.3 or better four times in the last five years. The top six marks in school history have come over the last seven semesters as the Knights continued to win championships in their field of competition.

The following is a list of the 61 Knights who graduated this spring or will graduate at the end of the summer: 
Zack Helsel
Trevor Holloway
David Litchfield
Jordan Rathbone
Ryan Saltonstall
Jaylyn Whitehead
Men's Basketball
Frank Bertz
Ceasar DeJesus
Women's Basketball
Sianni Martin
Grace Stant
Kay Kay Wright
Otis Anderson
Kyle Benkel
Parker Boudreaux
Jake Hescock
Hayden Kingston
Steven Moss
Eileen Acken
Mia Cleary
Jordan Jahosky
Jacinta Kendall
Leslie Lajoie
Jessica Matteson
Nicole Mayer
Carina Rodriguez
Caitlin Ross
Dina Samaan
Women's Soccer
Payton Grewal
Eden Kawabe
Elise Legrout
Madison Murnin
Konya Plummer
Zandy Soree
Mack Thompson
Christina Trickett
Jazmine Esparza
Aubrey Johnson
Kyra Klarkowski
Denali Schappacher
Alea White
Daniel Boeringer
Gabriella Calderon
Calvin Crocker
Vanessa Esposito
Kloe Faucher
Alec Holland
Leah Hurd
Edwin Solis
Bailey Taylor
Eric Topolewski
Deandre Wimberley
Jordyn Young
Track and Field/Cross Country
Loren Gallmon
Shian Hyde
Nelda Huggins
Victoria Jung
Zharia Moore
Ashley Nelson
Kristina Fisher
Lache Harper
Nerissa Moravec