Athletic and Academic All-Stars


Madeline Diamond and Doug Hendry, News Editor and Sports Editor

While the University is historically known for its strong academics and athletics, this reputation was confirmed by the annual NCAA Graduation Rate Survey. The University is currently ranked second in the nation, with a 92 percent graduation rate for students entering between 2004-2005 and 2007-2008.

The University tied for first in the country last year with Stanford University with a 93 percent graduation rate for student-athletes. Out of the University’s 27 Division I level sports, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s water polo, wrestling, field hockey, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, softball, women’s tennis, and volleyball all currently have 100 percent graduation rates.

The Bucknellian interviewed student-athletes from various teams to understand how they balance academics with their athletic obligations. Sam Grinberg ’15, Brian Ward ’15, Brigit Falcon ’15, and Audrey Dotson ’15 shared their experiences as scholar-athletes.

Sam Grinberg

Brian Ward 

Brigit Falcon

Audrey Dotson 

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