July 23, 2009
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Already having set two program academic records in 2008-09, UCF baseball learned that its efforts in the classroom are standing out in Conference USA as well. The Knights ranked first of all C-USA baseball teams with an annual grade-point average of 3.174 to receive the league's Sports Academic Award.
"I'm extremely proud of the academic efforts of our team this past year," said head coach Terry Rooney, who just completed his first season with the Knights. "We continually talk about succeeding at the highest level both academically and athletically. The foundation for success on and off the field has been laid and this is a tremendous accomplishment for the baseball program."
With Rooney at the helm of the program, UCF recorded its highest team GPA in the fall with a 3.2 mark. Then one semester later, the Black and Gold finished with its highest spring cumulative team GPA at 3.1.
A total of 23 Knights from last year's roster received a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for having a GPA of 3.0 or better.
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