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Academic Milestone





By Doug Haller and Jeff Metcalfe
August 23, 2017

For the first time in school history, ASU football is carrying a cumulative 3.0 grade point average into the fall semester. That includes work through summer school for more than 100 players.

It’s an amazing accomplishment. It’s been a goal of coach Graham’s for his team since he’s gotten here and part of larger goals surrounding academic performance in all sports include grade point average.

Jean Boyd, executive senior associate athletic director, said the football cumulative GPA was 2.2 when Graham became coach in 2012. "We saw an immediate jump into the 2.5 to 2.6 range then it's been incremental improvement each year," Boyd said.

The cumulative GPA for all ASU men's teams reached 3.0 for the first time in the spring.

"Now to have football in that same category is tremendous," Boyd said. "Coach Graham has done an incredible job of talking about it incessantly. One of the pillars of the program is smart. As part of being smart, one metric is your grade point average. This is a way to say to the team we’re living up to one of our standards in this way and let’s keep doing it together. It reinforces that you’re living up to a standard of the program and it should reinforce that as we do this it’s going to improve our play on the field too because you have a football classroom, which is the meeting room and the film room. The same practices you employ to get a 3.0, you employ in those places too."

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