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UCF brings home two national flag football championships

Author: Guilherme Hiray Leal

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The NIRSA Flag Football Women’s National Championship game between UCF and UF was decided in thrilling fashion by a key final play. After playing to a 7-7 tie in regulation, UCF’s “Lady Knights” defense stopped UF on their first possession, and the offense took the field with a chance to win.

On 4th down, Quarterback Riley Sullivan found Jenna Springthorpe in the corner of the endzone for the game-winning touchdown, giving UCF its sixth Women’s division national championship.

“We worked really hard to build this team,” said Caroline Caplinger, captain

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Working on Mind and Body: New Outdoor Gym Opens at RWC

Author: Lindsey Tellez

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UCF's Recreation and Wellness Center opened the Thrive450 outdoor gym with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

The new 450-square-foot piece offers fitness novices and experts the chance to do a full-body workout in one place. It features eight zones, from monkey bars to step-up platforms.

     “It’s an inclusive experience,” said Kyra Dickie, the assistant director for fitness at the RWC. “No matter what your fitness level is

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Press Release: UCF Basketball Officiating Class Alumni Secure NBA Success

Brandon Schwab and John Conley are Promoted to Permanent Staff Officials with the NBA

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Aglaia Margaris ’20 and ’23

Orlando, FL (October 26, 2021) - UCF's Basketball Officiating Class is celebrating another victory with the promotion of two alumni and former UCF Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) employees, John Conley BS in Sport and Exercise Science ‘13 and MA in Educational Leadership '15 and Brandon Schwab BSBA in Marketing '15, to Permanent Staff Officials with the NBA. The addition of Conley and Schwab put the basketball officiating classes at five alumni officiating for

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RWC Sport Clubs Lead the Charge Against Hazing

Author: Aglaia Margaris '20 and '23

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During the 2021 National Hazing Prevention Week, UCF RWC Sport Clubs came together to lead the charge against hazing. With the support of the Sport Clubs Council, all 43 Sport Clubs were represented by hundreds of club officers and members alike. The clubs marched with hand-made anti-hazing signs from the UCF Reflection Pond to the Student Union where they took part in the anti-hazing pledge signing.

Courtney Smith, Recreation and Wellness Center Graduate Assistant and organizer of the Sport Clubs Anti-Hazing march, stated that seeing all the cl

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Knights Win Rocket League National Title at the Inaugural NIRSA Esports Championships!

Students from UCF's Recreation and Wellness Center's renowned Sport Clubs Programs won a team title and an individual national runner-up

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Scott Mauro ’94 and ’19 | Guilherme Hiray Leal ’22

(Orlando, FL) – In a year where competition has looked a lot different Esports club at UCF continues to shine nationwide. The Esports Club at UCF won its second National Title in less than a year after winning the team Rocket League tournament at first-ever NIRSA Esports Championships. The Knights competed against the best of the best from 45 universities. Another Esports Club memb

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Esports at UCF Takes the Top Prize in the Battle for the Banner

Author: Guilherme Hiray Leal 22’

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 (Orando, FL) -- In an eight-week tournament, the Esports Club at UCF shined to take the top prize. The Battle for the Banner was an international event consisting of schools competing against each other in seven games, including Fortnite and PUBG.

     Esports at UCF placed first in the overall leaderboard, more than 10,000 points ahead of the runner-up. Additionally, the club won six out of the seven games, with 11 club members finishing in top three across the board. <

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UCF Esports Misfits logo and Stream2Swab World Bone Marrow Day 2020 LOGO. For more information go to: https://www.giftoflife.org/dc/esportsatucf

Esports at UCF Plays to Battle Blood Cancer

Author: Guilherme Hiray Leal 22’

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(Orlando, FL) - A pandemic can stop the world, but it cannot stop cancer. The Esports Club at UCF partnered with the Gift of Life to raise funds for their Bone Marrow Registry last weekend.

     “Our big reason for choosing to participate was just wanting to help promote this amazing cause and spread awaren

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On the left, Ahmed Al Busaidi represents UCF as a member of the Esports Club. On the right, Busaidi wear a traditional Omani wear.

Amid Quarantine, Esports Are Connecting Knights Across Borders

Author: Guilherme Hiray Leal 22'

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Orlando, FL (June 11, 2020) - When Ahmed Al Busaidi left the country of Oman (southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia) to become a UCF student, he came to the United States by himself.

“The scariest thing I have ever done,” said the junior computer engineering major.

A fellow international student introduced him to UCF’s esports community, and Busaidi found his new family.

Although he was insecure about joining due to different cultures, it was not a problem.

“It just felt natural to me to become a part of esports,” he said.

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ESPORTS CLUB AT UCF WINS SECOND TITLE IN A WEEK

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Club shows that, even in the most difficult times, there are things to bring happiness

Author: Guilherme Hiray Leal

 

  The Esports Club at UCF defeated the University of North Texas at the TikTok Rocket League Cup on Wednesday, bringing another title to the Knights.

     “The moment definitely gave a feeling of relief,” said Sean Feeney, a senior computer science major in the College o

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Underdog, Tennis Club at UCF Overcomes Challenges and Becomes National Tournament Bound

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Author: Guilherme Hiray-Leal

The Tennis Club at UCF qualified for nationals after an outstanding performance at the USTA Florida TOC Sectional Championship this past weekend.

The tournament, held at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, received 32 teams from 12 different colleges from all over the state of Florida.

After the draws of the tournament’s seeds, the team was nervous as they would face the No. 1 team, UF, in the first round.

“Have a chip on your shoulder,” said Andrea Snead, Assistant Director of Sport Clubs, Inclus

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