Hustle Points: 4/26
Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 17:04
Knights set to end homestand against Houston
The UCF Knights softball team will look to successfully end its last season homestand over the weekend when it hosts the Houston Cougars.
The Knights (34-13, 23-4) took two out of three games from Memphis last weekend and hope they can ride that momentum to improve upon their already impressive conference record against Houston (28-18, 21-6).
Senior day for UCF will be celebrated before Sunday’s game. Seniors Vanessa Perez, Natalie Land, Ali Schmidt, Lindsay Selmer, Tawny Swan and Kellie Todd will be playing their final home games as UCF Knights.
Since beating the Florida Gators, UCF has gone 4-3 and is looking to build a bit of momentum before heading into the Conference USA Tournament in Birmingham, Ala.
The results for the Knights’ game Wednesday night against Stetson were not available at the time of press. A recap of the game can be found online.
UCF Athletics encourages fans to vote for Knights to host College GameDay commercial
ESPN College GameDay has opened up the location of one of its commercials this summer to be decided by fans, and UCF Athletics is making a push to get fans to bring the commercial to Orlando.
Voting began Monday and runs through Wednesday, May 2. The school that receives the most votes over the 10-day period will win and will be featured in a College GameDay ad, which is set to run on the ESPN family of networks this fall.
Fans can vote at GameDayVote.com and Facebook.
Knights finish second at Conference USA Championship, Eason medals
The No. 20 UCF Knights men’s golf team finished two strokes behind the Memphis Tigers, placing second in the Conference USA Championship. Sophomore Greg Eason claimed medalist honors, finishing at 8-under 208.
The finish left the Knights just short of winning a remarkable fourth straight conference title.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the guys,” head coach Bryce Wallor said in a release. “They never give up. All season long, we have played great final rounds. We are playing well enough to win tournaments, but it just hasn’t happened the last few weeks.”
Eason, who finished second at last year’s conference championship, was helped out by an eagle on the 12th hole.
“I did seem to play better on the back nine,” Eason said in a release. “I managed to keep going. It was nice to have patience on the course. It was something I was lacking a bit in the past.”
UCF will now hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Regionals in May.
UCF to compete in Penn Relays
The No. 18 UCF Knights track & field team will be competing in the historic Penn Relays this weekend. The Relays, one of the oldest and most prestigious meets in the world, will be broadcast nationally on Saturday at 1 p.m. on NBC.
UCF’s 4x100 relay squad, which has the world’s second-fasted time this year, will look to challenge LSU, which is tops in the NCAA standings.