ORLANDO – A prominent inaugural Big 12 campaign saw the UCF women’s soccer team place two student-athletes on the all-conference teams, the league office announced Wednesday. Dayana Martin, who set a career-high in assists with seven in her final year in Orlando, was tabbed to the All-Big 12 Second Team. The fifth year was joined by Jessica McCullen, who garnered all-freshman team honors, after a strong first season with UCF slotting into the Knights' defense.
The league’s awards were determined by a vote of the conference’s 14 head coaches. Among the four newcomers, UCF notched the second-most honors behind BYU, who along with regular-season champion Texas Tech, placed eight athletes throughout the three teams.
Following a farewell season in the American Athletic Conference in which Martin featured alongside three other Knights on the all-conference first team, she left her mark in her final regular season at UCF in 2023. With a season of firsts in the cards, Martin will long be remembered in UCF Athletics history for her part in the Knights’ first year in their new conference.