UCF Extends 3.0 GPA Streak to 27 Semesters

ORLANDO – The record-setting streak in the classroom continued for UCF Athletics in the spring of 2021, as the Knights extended their streak to 27 consecutive semesters with a department grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
UCF student-athletes compiled a combined 3.36 GPA this semester.
"We're extremely proud of our student-athletes, coaches and academic staff for their accomplishments in the classroom," UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Terry Mohajir said. "To continue our streak of 3.0 GPA semesters while also navigating through a challenging spring shows the character and dedication of our student-athletes with their academic pursuits." 

In addition to the 27 consecutive semesters of a 3.0 GPA, UCF student-athletes also posted their ninth straight semester of a 3.2 GPA or better as a department.
"Our student-athletes deserve all the credit for the tenacity they have shown in these unparalleled times. This semester was completely abnormal – with 15 of our teams in their competitive seasons during the spring," said Tara Helton, Associate AD for Academics. "While we've been operating in this COVID-19 world for a year now, this was still a monumental time and being able to keep our streaks alive speaks volumes about our student-athletes and ASSA staff. It's our culture at UCF; we have set the bar very high in everything we do. We are so thankful for the continued dedication and commitment shown by our student-athletes, ASSA, coaches and administration."
UCF has posted a department-wide GPA of 3.3 or better six times in the last seven years. The Knights have not turned in a semester below a 3.0 since the spring of 2016. The top eight marks in school history have come over the last nine semesters as the Knights continued to win championships in their field of competition.
This semester, just over 74 percent (297) of student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 GPA and 40 Knights (10%) recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA. 

Three teams set or tied a new program record for semester GPA this spring:
 - Softball, 3.66
 - Women's Soccer 3.59
 - Rowing, 3.50
The cross country squad posted the highest overall GPA at 3.74 while men's tennis earned the highest GPA of all the men's programs with a 3.45.
The following is a list of the 80 Knights who graduated this spring or will graduate at the end of the summer: 
Josh Crouch
Colton Gordon
Tom Josten
Ben McCabe
Billy McKay
Jordan Rathbone
Nick Romano
Jack Sinclair
Trent Taylor
Men's Basketball
Moses Bol
Avery Diggs
Sean Mobley
Women's Basketball
Masseny Kaba
Becca Ripley
Courtajia Sanders
Jnaya Walker

Austin Camden
LJ Cummings
Derek Gainous
Eriq Gilyard
Jermaine McMillian
Jon Powell
Cole Schneider
Alex Swenson
Marcus Tatum
Bentavious Thompson
Stephon Zayas
Men's Golf
Max O'Hagan
Women's Golf
Ana Laura Collado
Chinatsu Kobayashi
Elizabeth Moon
Mia Cleary
Tatum Cox
Luci Derrick
Rusne Dziugyte
Elena Esteban
Michaela Gundrum
Lara Maule
Kirstan Menello
Abbie Pritchard
Lauren Roman
Amy Van Ryn
Maria Yim
Men's Soccer
Itzik Efraim
Franco Loello
Women's Soccer
Mathilde Kack
Mallory Olsson
Darya Rajaee
Nahla Turner

Hayley Bejarano
Georgia Blair
Kasey Fava
Kaitlyn Jensen
Takiya London
Gianna Mancha
Tera Testa
Lauren Carbia
Miterson Charles
Peggy Chien
Kearsten Dye
Kloe Faucher
Joseph Hierholzer
Viktoria Hilbert
Judge Kunce
Morgan Vick
Men's Tennis
Gabriel Decamps
Mikhail Sokolovskiy
Saitejas Mopuri
Women's Tennis
Silvia Bordes
Ksenia Kuznetsova
Nandini Sharma
Valeriya Zeleva
Track and Field/Cross Country
Imani Clark
Devin D'Oliveira
Victoria Jung
Kayla McGowan
Kaitlyn Soltis
Bethany Williams
Shaniya Williams
Alexis Woodley
Anne-Marie Watson