USF sets academic record


USF has set a program record in the classroom, the school announced Monday.

Thirty-seven student-athletes posted a grade-point average of 3.0 or better this spring. USF also set a new record for semester GPA, as the team combined for a mark of 2.76. That bettered the previous program record of 2.64, set in the fall 2011.

"It speaks volumes for these players and the way that they have bought in. I'm seeing the culture change," coach Skip Holtz told the Bulls' athletic department website. "Building a championship is a way of life. It's not about just winning a couple of games. It's doing well academically, making good social decisions and being accountable on the field. I feel really good about where we're going right now."