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Football team earned record 3.001 GPA in fall semester

The University of Toledo football players had a team grade point average of 3.001 last fall, marking the first time in school history the Rockets have finished above a 3.0 GPA in the fall semester.

The only other time the team achieved a 3.0 GPA was spring semester 2013 when the Rockets earned a 3.027 mark.

“We’re very proud of what our team was able to achieve in the classroom this past semester,” said Head Coach Jason Candle. “To win a MAC Championship and earn a team GPA over a 3.0 in the same semester is a tremendous accomplishment. That says a lot about the character and commitment of our student-athletes.

“I’d also like to thank Ericka Lavender and her staff in Student-Athlete Academic Services for their great support, as well as all the faculty, staff and volunteers who help support our academic efforts,” Candle added.

In addition to a 3.0 GPA, the Rockets landed 13 players on the 2017 Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, while senior wide receiver Cody Thompson was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Team.

There were 13 Rockets who began the 2017 season having already received their bachelor’s degrees, the third highest total in the country. An additional nine Rockets graduated in December.