The University of Alabama football team had one of its best semesters academically is school history this fall.
The varsity compiled a cumulative 2.56 grade-point average, including a 2.64 grade-point average for the recently completed fall semester. Even more impressive was the freshman class, with a fall GPA of 3.098 and a cumulative overall GPA of 2.984.
Seven varsity student-athletes had a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher, and 60 percent of the team increased their cumulative overall grade point average. 77 percent of the football team passed 12 or more semester hours this fall.
Every member of the freshman class had at least a 2.6 grade-point average, and 14 of the 20 members of the class attained a 3.0 GPA or higher.