Penn State Football

Penn State football: Nittany Lions shine in classroom

The Penn State football team had 51 squad members earning at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the fall 2014 semester, the second-highest total in program history.

Coach James Franklin’s squad set program records with 25 players earning dean’s list recognition and 57 players owning a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher after the fall semester and 21 true freshmen posting a 3.0 GPA or better last fall.

“We take a great deal of pride in our academic performance and we are committed to a high level of success and achievement in the classroom and on the field,” Franklin said. “I have been so impressed by the dedication, work ethic and pride our players have demonstrated with all their academic and team responsibilities. We want our players to have the complete student-athlete experience at Penn State.”