Kansas Football Recognized by AFCA Academic Achievement Awards

By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: KU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
Kansas football earned recognition by the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA), which announced its Academic Achievement Awards on Monday.

Kansas running back Tony Pierson (3) dives into the end zone for a touchdown past South Dakota State linebacker T.J. Lally (33) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Kansas Football Recognized by AFCA Academic Achievement Awards

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football earned recognition by the American Football Coaches’ Association (AFCA), which announced its Academic Achievement Awards on Monday.

KU was honored as one of 47 Division I institutions which achieved a 75-percent graduation rate or better for its 2005 freshman class of student-athletes. The Jayhawks were just one of four schools from the Big 12 to be honored by the AFCA, joining Baylor, Texas and TCU.

Academics have continued to be a major focus for the Jayhawks under head coach Charlie Weis. During the spring 2012 sememster, Kansas football achieved its highest single-semester grade point average, scoring a 3.0 team GPA. This included four players that earned perfect 4.0 GPAs during the semester.

The Jayhawks will wrap up the 2012 season by traveling to West Virginia for a 1:30 p.m. CT kickoff against the Mountaineers that can be seen on Fox Sports Net.


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