Head coach Charlie Strong
Jan. 8, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - While the University of Louisville football team completed a record-breaking season on the field with a win over Florida in the Sugar Bowl, the Cardinals were doing even better work in the classroom.
The Cardinals produced a collective 2.76 grade point average for the 2012 UofL fall semester with 47 student-athletes on its roster achieving a 3.0 or better grade point average, which is the most since head coach Charlie Strong arrived in 2010. Louisville had 40 in the spring of 2010, which was the highest total under Strong.
The Cardinals had two Dean's Scholars (4.0 GPA) and 74 student-athletes achieve a 2.5 or better grade point average. Strong saw 11 athletes graduate during fall commencement in December and has three student-athletes enrolled in the MBA program.
The Cardinals finished the 2012 season at 11-2 after a 33-23 win over third-ranked Florida. Louisville ended the year ranked 13th in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll.