Ohio State football team wins Varsity O Alumni Society academic award

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There’s no denying the high level of performance on the football field for Ohio State. What is not talked about enough about is the performance off to it in the classroom.

Under Ryan Day the football team has had four straight semesters of a collective GPA of 3.0 or better (or basically a B average). That includes a 3.206 cumulative GPA in autumn 2020 and a 3.347 GPA in spring of 2020.

For all of its hard work academically, Day and the football program were named the “most improved large team grade point average” award by the Varsity O Alumni Society according to a release from the university. It is one of four team academic awards the Varsity O presents each year, along with two scholarships.

Congrats again to the OSU football program for being leaders in the classroom as well as on the gridiron. Here are just some more of the awards the program has had under Day.

Additional academic achievements for the program during this time include:

  • A program record 61 student-athletes, including 44 scholarship players, named an OSU Scholar-Athlete for having a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and above for the 2020-21 academic year;

  • A program record 40 named Academic All-Big Ten Conference this past season; this honor is open to those who have been enrolled for at least a full year and carry a cumulative 3.00 grade point average;

  • A cumulative GPA for this spring semester of 3.05; and

  • A current GPA for all scholarship players on the cusp of 3.00: 2.998.

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