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Tuesday May 12, 2009Florida Football Turns in Another Successful Semester in the Classroom

Gainesville, Fla.

The University of Florida football team enjoyed yet another successful semester in the classroom, with over 43 percent of the Gator squad turning in a 3.0 GPA or higher for the spring 2009 semester.


Under head coach Urban Meyer’s guidance, the Florida football team has graduated 67 student-athletes in the last four years, including all 13 seniors from the 2008 National Championship team. Additionally, eight current and former Gators took part in commencement ceremonies the first weekend in May.


Since Meyer stepped foot in Gainesville, 107 members of the team have been named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll, including a league-record 37 in 2008.


“We had another great semester in the classroom,” Meyer said. “Our players continue to improve in their academic studies, which is really a tribute to the commitment of excellence both on and off the field. Our student-athletes, as well as our coaches and academic support staff, take pride in our academic success.”


To compliment success in the classroom, the Gator football team earned a score of 963 in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Report (APR), placing them in the 80th-90th percentile within the sport. The report takes into account data over a four-year period, spanning from the 2004-05 academic year through 2007-08. The football team’s 963 mark places them well above the sport’s Division I average of 939.




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