The graduation rate reflects the 1995-96 football recruiting class. LSU was among 28 schools that received recognition for its high graduation rate.
The Academic Achievement Award has been presented annually by the AFCA since its inception 1981.
Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University both received Academic Achievement Awards for its graduation rates of 100 percent. The award will be presented to these two teams at the AFCA 2002 convention in San Antonio, Texas.
The institutions receiving honorable mention are Akron, Ball State, Baylor, Buffalo, Duke, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, LSU, Marshall, Michigan, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Oregon, Penn State, Rice, South Carolina, SMU, Syracuse, Texas Tech, Tulane, Tulsa, Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington State, Western Michigan and Wyoming.