Aug. 4, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - It did not take Josh Crittle long to answer when asked about his most memorable moment during his time at UCF. In fact, anyone who was inside the UCF Arena this past January and witnessed the Knights defeat Memphis, or saw some iconic photos from the game on Facebook or Twitter, should be able to guess his answer.
After the Knights' victory, their first in 10 tries against the Tigers, UCF students rushed the court. And Crittle, who grabbed seven rebounds and scored six points in the win, climbed onto the scorer's table to help lead the celebration.
"I'll never forget that moment for the rest of my life," he said.
On Saturday, Crittle enjoyed another special occasion inside the UCF Arena. The Chicago native, who is entering his senior campaign, earned his bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in hospitality management during the university's summer graduation ceremony.
"This is a great moment. I don't really know what to say. My family is here, and they are so proud. I am the first grandchild in my family to graduate and it is really special," he said.
UCF head coach Donnie Jones, who attended the graduation Saturday, takes pride in the success of his players both on the court and in the classroom, and was ecstatic for Crittle, and former Knight P.J. Gaynor, who also graduated Saturday.
"We are so proud of Josh. He has worked so hard in his two years here to ensure that he graduates and for him to graduate in four years is a great accomplishment. That is our first goal as a program - to help our young men get a degree. Having a college degree is so important, and I could not be more happier for Josh and his family," Jones said.