UCF enters the Massive 12 because the youngest college within the Energy 5
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (UCF Knights) – The College of Central Florida formally joins the Massive 12 Convention at the moment in a landmark transfer that may improve the college’s nationwide profile and supply alternatives for UCF student-athletes to compete on the highest degree.
“The Massive 12 is thrilled to formally welcome UCF to the convention,” mentioned Massive 12 Convention Commissioner Brett Yormark. “UCF has skilled unprecedented development and success since turning into a Division I program in 1996. With its addition, the Massive 12 provides a college with one of many largest enrollments within the county–in one in all America’s prime vacation spot cities that ranks because the seventeenth largest media market–and expands the convention footprint to one of many prime states within the nation for DI prospects.
Generally known as America’s Area College, UCF’s rising fame for innovation and impression is fueled by people reaching for the celebrities.
The excellence of its folks will be seen in UCF’s unbelievable outcomes, together with 18,000 levels awarded yearly; rating among the many prime 25 faculties and universities within the nation for enrolled Nationwide Benefit Students; and reaching $220 million in analysis expenditures.
“UCF’s transfer into the Massive 12 demonstrates that the way forward for collegiate athletics is correct right here in Orlando,” mentioned UCF Board of Trustees Chair Alex Martins. “The trajectory of UCF’s athletics packages is just attainable due to the help from our passionate neighborhood of Knights, which has led us to this historic second when UCF enters the Massive 12 because the youngest college within the Energy 5.”
UCF is a College for the Future — a public metropolitan analysis college that leverages its location and strategic partnerships to encourage the innovation, creativity and discovery that assist its college students, state and society advance in optimistic methods.
“Our fame for excellence throughout our establishment–athletics, the humanities, engineering, hospitality, sciences, and extra–continues to develop as we construct the College for the Future,” mentioned UCF President Alexander N. Cartwright. “There is no such thing as a doubt that UCF is on the rise, and we’re headed for greatness–as the way forward for school sports activities and as among the finest public analysis universities within the nation.”
In 2022-23 UCF groups in ladies’s soccer, volleyball, softball, ladies’s tennis and ladies’s golf competed in NCAA Championships—and certified people into NCAA play in ladies’s indoor and outside observe and area, males’s golf and males’s and ladies’s tennis.
UCF soccer has performed in bowl video games every of the final seven years and has competed in three New Yr’s Six bowl video games through the previous 9 seasons.
The UCF males’s basketball crew performed within the second spherical of the 2023 Nationwide Invitation Event.
Knight groups received American Athletic Convention titles in 2022-23 in ladies’s soccer, volleyball, indoor and outside ladies’s observe and area and softball. UCF had eight groups–males’s and ladies’s soccer, volleyball, soccer, softball, ladies’s tennis, ladies’s golf, ladies’s outside observe and area–rank of their respective prime 25s in some unspecified time in the future in 2022-23.