The UConn football team was honored by the American Football Coaches Association Academic Achievement Award program.
The program honors schools with outstanding graduation rates for football student-athletes, with this year’s awards measuring the freshman class of 2008. The Huskies were selected for graduating 75 percent or more of their student-athletes from that freshman class.
In addition to their academic success, the Huskies went from a 2-10 season to a bowl-eligible 6-6 season. They will play in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Dec. 26.