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June 1, 2012

Flash News Report

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Academic Report Brings Great News for KSU

Kent State's athletics teams continue to excel on the field and off and this past week they achieved a milestone for academic success. The cumulative GPA for all current KSU student-athletes was 3.06, the highest mark since 1982-1983, which was the first year that such records were kept.

The Golden Flashes 18 varsity sports programs recorded a 3.10, which was the highest in recorded history. Five different sports teams: football, softball, women's basketball, gymnastics and field hockey all recorded the highest marks in their histories, as well.

50 members of Coach Darrell Hazell's football team recorded GPA's of 3.0 or higher, another new best for the up-and-coming football program.

Twenty-three KSU student-athletes recorded 4.0 GPAs for the semester, and 63% of all student athletes had better than 3.0.

Fitz Mofor Update

Recently we talked to Shandy Spring (Md.) linebacker Fitz Mofor as he prepared for his recent visit to Kent State. That visit came and went last week, and he had great things to say about the Flashes. "I loved it," Mofor said of his visit. "If they offer it'd be hard for me to not commit."

At this point, the 6-foot, 235 pound linebacker doesn't have any offers, but he is hoping that Kent State's linebacker coach Marcus Freeman, will see something in him that will remind him of another player: Freeman.

"He's (Freeman) is not that tall (either)," he said. "I'm kinda happy (about that) in weird way because he should know what its like to be labeled as 'undersized' even though I'm pushing 240 (laughs)."

Mofor is now in "wait and see" mode, hoping to land that first offer from the Golden Flashes. He thinks he will have an answer in a week or two.

"They have a system where they rate players from 1-3," he said. "1 means they are gonna offer. Freeman and the recruiting coordinator gave me a 1. Now Coach Hazell needs to make a decision if I'm a 1 or 2, so hopefully I am a '1' to him. They're going to have a meeting about it in a week or two."

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