Minnesota's football program continues to set new academic records
P.J. Fleck is known for creating a strong culture in Minnesota. It’s not just on-field success he cares about, the head coach also places a strong emphasis on success outside of football.
That includes the classroom.
Recently, Minnesota shared that its football team posted a fall semester grade point average of 3.41, the highest for any fall semester in program history. The team also has a cumulative GPA of 3.30, which is the highest in school history, as well.
In addition to the cumulative success, 107 Golden Gopher football players finished the semester with a 3.0 GPA or higher. That’s pretty impressive for any program at any level.
Fleck fired out a tweet to share the team’s success in the classroom:
Extremely proud of our team for recording the best fall semester GPA in team history (3.41)!! We also now have our highest team cumulative GPA in school history (3.30)!! 107 players with over a 3.0!! #RTB #HYPRR #SkiUMah pic.twitter.com/SXHmUPDGZH
— P.J. Fleck (@Coach_Fleck) January 23, 2021
Minnesota has continually had strong academic success in the Fleck era, and it’s continued into the 2020-21 school year.
The Golden Gophers finished the 2020 football season with a 3-4 record and decided against participating in a bowl game following the Week 9 showdown against Wisconsin.
In four seasons as the head coach at Minnesota, Fleck has posted a 26-19 record with two bowl appearances. The Golden Gophers had their best year in 2019, finishing 11-2 and defeating Auburn in the Outback Bowl.