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PICTURE OF NIRSA CREATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

RWC ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AND MARKETING TEAM HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARDS

by Jillian Andreozzi ‘24 & Scott Mauro '94 & '19   | February 18, 2021

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(Orlando, FL) -- NIRSA Leaders in Collegiate Recreation will honor the UCF Recreation and Wellness Center next week at its annual national conference for innovative achievement in marketing and leadership in social justice by one SDES professional staff member. NIRSA has honored the RWC Marketing team with three Creative Excellence Awards and an Annual Service Award to Assistant Director of Sport Clubs, Inclusive Recreation and Risk Management, Andrea Snead. NIRSA CEA’S recognize innovative approaches to marketing, media, and design

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NBA PART-TIME OFFICIALS PICTURE WITH FOUR SEPARATE IMAGES OF UCF ALUMNI JOHN CONLEY, ROBERT HUSSEY, DANNICA MOSHER, AND BRANDON SCHWAB IN NBA REFEREE UNIFORMS.

UCF AND RWC ALUMNI SHINE AS NBA OFFICIALS ON THE SAME NIGHT

by Scott Mauro '94 & '19 | February 5, 2021

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(Orlando, FL) – You can call UCF "Referee U." The renowned basketball officiating legacy at UCF took a new step Saturday, January 30th, when five former UCF and Recreation and Wellness Center Employees officiated NBA games on the same day. To put it in perspective, 20% of the referees on the court that day started in the RWC Officials Development Program.

Brent Barnaky, John Conley, Robert Hussey, Dannica Mosher, and Brandon Schwab worked games in three time zones from Miami to the San Francisco Bay area.

Barnaky and Hussey worked in the Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings game;

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Longtime RWC Administrative Assistant Retiring After 35 Years of Service to UCF

by Scott Mauro '94 & '19 | January 21, 2021

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by Scott Mauro '94 & '19 | January 21, 2021

(Orlando, FL) -- One of Student Development and Enrollment Services most involved and recognizable staff members is going to be enjoying the finer things in life soon. Recreation and Wellness Center long-time Administrative Assistant III Joanne McCully, is retiring after 35 years with the university. McCully spent 33 of those years at the RWC.

Joanne began her student affairs career in 1986 in the Music Department where she worked as a Secretary Specialist. She has a passion for music, so it was a perfect fit. Most of her respons

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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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Sport Club Program is Recognized in Basketball’s War on I-4 Game

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Author: Guilherme Hiray-Leal

Forty-four Sport Clubs supported the UCF Women’s Basketball team on Wednesday at the Addition Financial Arena.

During the traditional War on I-4, all Sport Clubs had the chance to be recognized during halftime with their officers going to court and being applauded by all fans in the stands.

“It was awesome to see the fans cheering for our clubs,” said Jean Jerome, supervisor of six Sport Clubs. “I’m sure they will always remember that moment and use it as fuel for their up

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Men’s Volleyball Shines in an Action-Packed Weekend for Sport Clubs

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Author: Guilherme Hiray Leal

The Men’s Volleyball Club at UCF was crowned champion of the 20th Annual Hoosier Illini Classic in Indiana this past weekend.

Competing in a two-day tournament against 19 universities from across the nation, they were the furthest traveling team going nearly 1000 miles to compete. It shows that no matter where we go, our Sport Clubs will always go the distance for the gold and distinguish themselves as champions.

“It made us feel like outcasts,” said Nicholas Harris, president of the Men’s Vo

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