University ranks second nationally in student-athlete graduation rate

Lauren Whelan, Sports Editor

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For the second consecutive year, the University has been ranked second nationally for an outstanding student-athlete graduation rate, falling only to Stanford. The Bison are typically highly ranked, finishing in first place in 2013.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rate, which was published on Nov. 4, evaluates the graduation success rate (GSR) of different universities. The University scored a 96 percent on this scale, which does not penalize the University for any transfer students who leave in good academic standing. Of the 25 intercollegiate sports at the university, 18 programs scored a 100 percent in the GSR ratings, with the remaining teams all scoring higher than an 89 percent.

In addition, seven teams have a perfect 100 percent graduation rate: baseball, men’s water polo, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis, and volleyball.

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