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WACO — College athletics is exciting, as players in all sports are playing for love, without pay. The daily grind is excruciating with practice, media and homework to get to the ultimate goal; graduation.

This January, the UTSA football program will be recognized for just that. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) announced it is giving UTSA an award for its NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR).

In 2010-2011, UTSA reported a GSR of 82 percent and is being honored for graduting 75-or-more percent of its football student-athletes Jan. 8, 2018.

The GSR is based on a six-year graduation window for the student-athletes. Developed by the NCAA as part of its academic reform initiative. It holds schools accountable for transfer students and mid-year enrollees. They are not however, penalized for outgoing transfer students in good academic standing.

The AFCA’s annual Honors Luncheon will be on Jan. 8, 2018, in Charlotte, N.C.

Gerald Tracy is an assistant editor of Texas football for TexasHSFootball, covering prep football in the San Antonio region. Follow Gerald on Twitter, @GTracySports, and read more of his content here.

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