Stanford shares football academic award with Northwestern

Stanford was named the co-recipient of the American Football Coaches Association’s (AFCA) 2012 Academic Achievement Award, along with Northwestern University. The award is presented by the Touchdown Club of Memphis. The presentation ceremony will take place at the AstroTurf President’s Kickoff Luncheon on Jan. 7 at the 2013 AFCA Convention in Nashville.

This is Stanford’s first time winning this award.

Both schools had a 100 percent graduation rate among student-athletes who were freshmen in 2005. Forty-seven schools will be acknowledged for graduating 75 percent or more of their freshman recruiting classes. Sixteen of the 47 reported a rate higher than 90 percent.

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Alice Phillips is The Daily's Managing Editor of Copy. Previously, she has served as the paper's Deputy Editor, a News Desk Editor, and a Staff Writer. She is a Film Studies major from Los Angeles.