Feb. 7, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Andrew Jennette
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF volleyball middle blocker Kaye-Alese Green was awarded the prestigious honor of Order of Pegasus this week.
The Order of Pegasus recognizes exemplary performance by University of Central Florida undergraduate students in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service. Because of the breadth of accomplishments required for this award, the Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant student award that can be attained at UCF.
The redshirt senior is the only student-athlete that is part of the 20-member group that will be recognized in an awards ceremony in April.
“Kaye-Alese is the epitome of the term student-athlete,” Director of Athletics and Vice President Todd Stansbury said. “She is heavily invested in making a difference on campus, in the community and with her teammates in competition. She has developed outstanding leadership skills during her time as a student-athlete here at UCF. We’re very proud of Kaye-Alese and all that she has accomplished as a Knight. She is certainly deserving of this honor.”
Green has an impressive list of qualifications, including being a member of the President’s Leadership Council, being in the Burnett Honors College and also being a LEAD scholar. She is set to begin her final season with the volleyball team in August and has already earned her bachelor's degree in psychology with honors in December. Green is currently pursuing a master’s degree in applied learning and instruction with the intention of attending medical school following graduation. She earned Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll honors in each of her first three years and will receive American Athletic Conference academic awards for the 2013 season.
“Balancing elite academics with athletics and extra-curricular activities is more difficult than anybody can imagine,” head volleyball coach Todd Dagenais said. “For the last four years, Kaye has she has done it to perfection. We know the athletic department is very proud to have one of its student-athletes receive the highest possible honor in the UCF academic community. Kaye’s coaches and teammates are even more proud to have someone as accomplished as she is in our program. It’s a tribute to her and her organizational skills and it’s a tribute to both the Academic Services and Student Services staffs and their ability to mentor student athletes towards these type of awards.”
Seven UCF student-athletes have been honored with Order of Pegasus since its inception with three student-athletes recognized in just the last two years.