Coach Chris Petersen confirms the Washington Huskies football program has set a new record, with a 3.13 grade-point average.
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The Washington Huskies football team has had a lot to cheer about recently. Their 44-31 victory over Southern Miss secured the Heart of Dallas Bowl, as well as a winning record for the 2015 season.
Now, they have even more reason to celebrate. As reported by Adam Jude of The Seattle Times, the Huskies have set a new football team record, by finishing the fall academic term with a 3.13 grade point average.
However, that wasn’t the only academic record Washington set, as they also had 80 players achieve a GPA of 3.0 or better. The news was confirmed via tweet by an extremely proud Chris Petersen:
As Jude wrote, the Huskies coach made it a mission to emphasize academic success when he first arrived two seasons ago. It certainly appears to be paying off.
The 80 players will now be featured on Petersen’s “3.0 Board”. The board is proudly on display in the lobby of the fourth-floor offices at Husky Stadium.
It goes without saying, but this is a fantastic achievement for the football program. It is obvious that Petersen’s presence is having a hugely positive effect on the Huskies, both on and off the field – long may it continue.
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