The Kansas University football and soccer teams set academic records during the fall semester in 2012.
The football program’s 2.83 team grade-point average was the highest for a fall semester since the school began keeping track of such numbers in 1986.
The record-setting semester for the football team comes on the heels of a giant leap last spring, when KU coach Charlie Weis helped his squad jump more than half a letter grade from 2.46 to 3.0 during the spring semester.
Soccer, meanwhile, recorded a 3.46 GPA, an all-time best for the sport and the highest of all of KU’s sports last fall.
Seven other teams eclipsed the 3.0 mark, including: women’s golf (3.42), swimming and diving (3.31), volleyball (3.27), men’s cross country (3.17), tennis (3.17), women’s cross country (3.17) and rowing (3.06).
The KU men’s basketball program recorded a 2.66 team GPA and the athletic department’s combined GPA came in at 2.94, with 29 student-athletes recording a 4.0 GPA and 195 others finishing above 3.0.