Everyday Champions are UCF's PRIDE. The acronym PRIDE stands for Preparation, Responsibility, Involvement, Degree and Excellence. Those terms are part of the UCF Student-Athlete Services Mission and Vision Statement.

Every other week, we're proud to feature one of our Everyday Champions here at UCFKnights.com. Below is an archive of each of these features, which are published to the website every other week.

Everyday Champions Archive

August 20, 2013 - Megan Fish
Women's soccer student-athlete Megan Fish honors her late father by following her dreams.
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August 27, 2013 - Justin and Jordan McCray
Football players - and twin brothers - Jordan and Justin McCray welcome the idea of being role models.
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September 3, 2013 - Omar Vallejo
Men's soccer student-athlete Omar Vallejo embraces more difficult, yet rewarding path to success.
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September 10, 2013 - Loren Cory
Volleyball player Loren Cory stands 6-foot 5-inches and definitely stands out in a crowd. She uses her height to help connect with people and help them understand it's OK to be who they are.
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September 17, 2013 - Kyle Wilshire
Men's golfer Kyle Wilshire had a drive to succeed in all facets of his life instilled in him by his parents.
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September 24, 2013 - Lianne Maldonado
Women's soccer goalkeeper Lianne Maldonado makes the most of every minute she has and most of those minutes are impactful on others.
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October 1, 2013 - Sandy Jean
All-America hurdler Sandy Jean is taking advantage of her time at UCF learning what goes on behind the scenes by interning with both the UCF Athletics Video Services and Marketing units.
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October 8, 2013 - Greg Eason
Greg Eason is a golfer from England who turned down the chance to turn professional to continue the life of an everyday collegiate student-athlete.
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October 22, 2013 - Javier Clavijo
Men's soccer player Javier Clavijo comes from a long line of accomplished medical professionals and plans to pursue a career in the family business.
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October 29, 2013 - Tristan Spurlock
Men's basketball senior Tristan Spurlock strives to be a good example for his younger sisters.
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November 5, 2013 - Kelly Davison
Senior lineman Kelly Davison served three tours overseas with the U.S. Marines before deciding to pursue his dream of playing college football.
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November 12, 2013 - Kaye-Alese Green
Volleyball's Kaye-Alese Green serves as the lone student-athlete on the President's Leadership Council of a select group of 35 members.
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November 19, 2013 - Joey Grant
UCF's starting center on the football team, junior Joey Grant has worked hard to graduate early with his bachelor's degree and intends to further his education in graduate school.
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November 26, 2013 - Ne'Ausha Logan
Cross country and track standout Ne'Ausha Logan has taken on courses in sign language in her quest to become a speech pathologist and one day work with the deaf community.
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December 3, 2013 - Fanny Cnops
Belgium native and golfer Fanny Cnops acquired her competitive nature from her older brother.
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December 10, 2013 - Kayla Darden
Junior Kayla Darden is as skilled with her hands artistically as she is with her foot on the soccer field.
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January 7, 2014 - Afia Charles
As an Olympian, president of UCF's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and avid volunteer, Afia Charles takes the responsibility of her power as a student-athlete seriously.
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January 14, 2014 - Matt Williams
Off the court, Orlando native and UCF men's basketball sophomore Matt Williams has an affinity for cars.
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January 21, 2014 - Sara Djassi
Portugal native Sara Djassi is living her dream as a student-athlete in America.
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January 28, 2014 - Christal Peterson
UCF sprinter Christal Peterson gives her all in the community, classroom and competition.
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February 4, 2014 - Farrah Sullivan
Farrah Sullivan has her father to thank for her love and softball. She opened the 2014 season on the 1-year anniversary of his untimely passing.
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February 11, 2014 - Bret Gordon
As UCF's lone senior on the baseball team, Bret Gordon worked his way from walk-on to all-conference selection.
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February 18, 2014 - Robyn Doig
UCF junior Robyn Doig is a skilled musician and photographer in addition to her talents on the golf course.
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February 25, 2014 - Rocco Russo
UCF golfer Rocco Russo has always had a passion for politics.
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March 11, 2014 - Yanique Gordon
Forward Yanique Gordon's career as a netballer in Jamaica eventually led her to a scholarship opportunity at UCF.
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March 18, 2014 - Sofia Baptista
Sofia Baptista is one of the few female student-athletes who has chosen to major in engineering.
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March 25, 2014 - Lena Petermann
Lena Petermann is balancing life as a student-athlete and a member of Germany's U-20 National Team.
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April 1, 2014 -Paying It Forward
Everyday Champions scholarship program connects Knights with their benefactors.
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April 8, 2014 - Brandon Alexander
Brandon Alexander worked his way from a walk-on to starting safety for the Knights.
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April 15, 2014 - JoMarcos Woods
After spending part of his youth living with his coach's family, UCF outfielder JoMarcos Woods returned home to help his mother raise his cousin's daughter, Destiny.
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April 22, 2014 - Amy Compare
UCF rower Amy Compare leads a double life as a piccolo player in the Marching Knights.
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April 29, 2014 - Chris Barrus
UCF freshman Chris Barrus and his brother, Dan, a Saint Joseph's senior men's tennis player, share a love for the sport their father taught them.
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May 13, 2014 - Genevieve Lorbergs
Dual-sport athlete Genevieve Lorbergs' willingness to say yes to opportunities has propelled her in life.
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June 10, 2014 - Kirsten Nieuwendam
A two-time Olympian who left her family to move to the United States from Suriname at the age of 16, UCF track and field junior Kirsten Nieuwendam has enjoyed life experiences that others only dream of.
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July 14, 2014 - Kahley Novak
Kahley Novak is a leader on UCF's softball team and within Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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August 13, 2014 - Kyle Cox '12
Kyle Cox's white coat ceremony for med school was a long-awaited milestone in the former men's soccer player's life.
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August 20, 2014 - Linda Gooch '85
Alum and cheerleading head coach Linda Gooch celebrated the 30th anniversary of her hire date on Aug. 20.
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Sept. 9, 2014 - Jake Weiss
Senior Jake Weiss worked his way back onto the men's soccer team and into the starting lineup after being cut his freshman year.
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Sept. 23, 2014 - Scholarship Spotlight
Burnett Honors College Associate Dean Martin Dupuis personally supports Everyday Champions.
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Oct. 7, 2014 - Kali Mills
UCF rowing student assistant Kali Mills spent her summer protecting sea turtles.
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Oct. 21, 2014 - Bryeasha Blair
Women's basketball junior Bryeasha Blair has used a pact she made with her family the night they lost their home in a fire to help her persevere through two season-ending ACL injuries.
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