Hustle Points: 7/12
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 15:07
Center Jordan Rae named to Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List
Senior center Jordan Rae was named to the Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List on Tuesday. The list features 51 student-athletes who appeared in this latest edition of the list. The award recognizes the top center in the nation.
Five other Conference USA players were named in the list. Named for Dave Rimington, the award has been given out since 2000 and uses four All-America teams to determine a winner.
Former point guard earns NABC academic honor
A.J. Rompza, a former point guard for the UCF men’s basketball team, was awarded a spot on the National Association of Basketall Coaches Honors Court. Rompza was recognized after earning his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in criminal justice and focus areas in behavioral/social science and commerce.
The Honors Court highlights those student-athletes who excelled in the classroom, specifically juniors and seniors who had a cumulative 3.2 GPA.
Prior to his graduation, Rompza had been selected to Conference USA’s Men’s Basketball All-Academic Team.
Rooney to host camp
Geared toward the serious high school baseball player, with both collegiate and professional expectations, the Terry Rooney Top Prospect Exposure Camp is nearing and still accepting applications.
The two-day camp is being held on campus on July 28-29 and features instruction by the UCF baseball staff and competitive games, affording the campers the opportunity to impress and receive some exposure for scouts.
More information is available at TerryRooneyBaseballCamps.com.
Maryland defender added to recruiting class
UCF men’s soccer head coach Bryan Cunningham has brought in another sought-after recruit. Maryland defender Dallas Aminzadeh is transferring to UCF from Southern Connecticut State.
As a senior in high school, Aminzadeh was ranked as the No. 115 recruit in the nation. The former member of the D.C. United Academy will have three years of remaining eligibility at the Knights’ disposal.
“Dallas is a very strong defender,” Cunningham said in a release. “We are fortunate that he has joined our backline, which has been very strong the past few years.
“We feel like Dallas can come in and provide depth and compete for a starting position.”
—compiled by Steven Ryzewski