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Virginia Football Program Recognized For Graduation Rate

June 12, 2000

CHARLOTTESVILLE-- - The University of Virginia has been recognized by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) for its graduation rate involving football players.

The survey involved those individuals from the freshman class of the 1994-95 academic year who received athletically-related financial aid as a member of an NCAA Division I-A institution's football squad.

Syracuse University will receive the 2000 AFCA Academic Achievement Award for having the highest graduation rate in the survey. Virginia is one of 26 football programs to receive honorable mention status for having a graduation rate of 70 percent or better. The survey included 97 institutions.

Three other Atlantic Coast Conference institutions received honorable mention recognition. The others are Clemson, Duke and Wake Forest.

Other schools receiving honorable mention recognition are Ball State, Baylor, Boston College, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Marshall, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Purdue, Rice, South Carolina, Southern California, Southern Methodist, Tulane, Tulsa and Wisconsin.

Virginia won the Academic Achievement Award in 1985 and 1986, and has been recognized for its graduation rate among football players for each of the last 17 years.

This year marks the third time the Academic Achievement Award is being presented by the AFCA. The award was previously presented by the College Football Association.

 

 

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