Oct. 24, 2013
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Andy Seeley
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – The UCF football team continues to post outstanding academic numbers.
The NCAA announced Graduation Success Rates (GSR) for student-athletes who first enrolled in 2006 Thursday. In that report, the Knights came in at 83 percent, 12 points above the national average of 71 percent.
It was the seventh consecutive year the football program improved its GSR and it was a program-best score.
Among teams currently ranked in the Top 25, UCF has the fourth-best GSR. Only Stanford (93), Miami, Fla. (86) and Northern Illinois (85) have higher graduation rates among Top 25 teams. Throughout the Football Bowl Subdivision, only 17 schools had a higher graduation rate than UCF. The Knights’ GSR ranks No. 2 among American Athletic Conference schools.
The Knights put together a 3.024 grade-point average (GPA) last year and back in July they were honored with the Conference USA Sport Academic Award for the second straight year. UCF became the first football team in C-USA history to record a 3.0 or better GPA and it was a program-best mark as well. The Knights also shined in the most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) report, which was released in June. UCF was ranked 15th in the nation among FBS programs with a 975 APR score, which was first among Florida public universities and 26 points above the national average.