Kansas Football Earns Academic Mention

Dec. 11, 2009

Kansas Football Earns Academic Mention

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football’s efforts in the classroom were recognized this week as the Jayhawks earned honorable mention honors for the American Football Coaches Association’s Academic Achievement Award.

The award is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis and awards honors based on the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate. Notre Dame and Miami shared this year’s team honor.

In all, 41 schools were recognized for graduating 75 percent or more of their football student-athletes. Big 12 schools on the list included Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State.

Earlier this season KU landed 15 players on the Academic All-Big 12 teams, including nine first-team selections. Most recently senior quarterback Todd Reesing earned a post-graduate scholarship as one of 16 members of the National Football Foundation’s National Scholar-Athlete class.

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