Warriors make the grade

May 14th, 2014
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The UH football earned a 962 APR averages for a four-year period through the 2012-2013 academic year, the highest score in the program's history.

In comparison, the multi-year average is 951 for NCAA football teams, 956 for FBS teams, and 958 for Mountain West teams.

The period covers the academic years 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-20012, and 2012-2013.

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At the end of each regular season, the Rainbow Warriors recognize their top football player with the Alec Waterhouse MVP award.

Waterhouse, who died in 1999, still has an impact on the football program. He donated $303,000 to equip what is now the Alec Waterhouse Training Center.

And each year, Waterhouse Inc. donates $200,000 to Na Koa to cover the summer-session expenses for football players. The summer sessions have accelerated the credit-accumulating schedule for players, results that will be apparent with Saturday's commencement ceremony.

Of the three former Warriors who will participate in NFL mini-camps this weekend, outside linebacker Tavita Woodard earned a degree this past December, and defensive back Charles Clay and inside linebacker Brenden Daley will complete work on their degrees this week.

Fifteen years later, Waterhouse is still the Warriors' MVP.

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In place of pencil marks on a wall, this picture from 2009 will serve as a measurement of how much Joey Iosefa has changed:

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