UW coach Chris Petersen reports that 80 players finished the fall academic term with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

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Publicly and privately, Chris Petersen has made academics a priority for the Washington football program since his arrival two years ago. That emphasis appears to be paying off in the classroom.

The Huskies had 80 football players finish the fall academic term with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better, boosting the team’s overall GPA to 3.13 — a team record, according to Petersen.

Those players will be featured on Petersen’s “3.0 Board,” displayed prominently in the lobby of UW’s fourth-floor offices at Husky Stadium.

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