Northwestern, Stanford share academic honor

SHARE Northwestern, Stanford share academic honor
SHARE Northwestern, Stanford share academic honor

Northwestern and Stanford have been named co-winners of the American Football Coaches Association’s 2012 Academic Achievement Award, which is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis. Both universities recorded a 100 percent graduation rate for members of its freshman football student-athlete class of 2005. This is the seventh honor for Northwestern since the award’s inception and the first for Stanford. Illinois, Northern Illinois and Notre Dame were among 47 other institutions recognized for graduating 75 percent or more of their student-athletes. This The Academic Achievement Award was established by the College Football Association in 1981. The award recognized the CFA-member Football Bowl Subdivision institution with the highest graduation rate among members of its football team. When the CFA disbanded in 1997, the AFCA stepped in to present the award and conduct a graduation rate survey that encompassed all members of the FBS. 

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