INDIANAPOLIS – Twenty-three Horizon League teams posted perfect Graduation Success Rate (GSR) scores and League squads performed collectively above the national averages in eight sports, according to data released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Wednesday.
Overall, 52 Horizon League teams exceeded the national averages in their respective sports.
The current GSR figures measures the graduation rates of NCAA Division I student-athletes who entered college in the 2008-2009 academic year.
Eight Horizon League schools had at least one program achieve a perfect GSR score. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay led the way with seven programs earning this honor. Cleveland State University and Valparaiso University both had four teams post 100 GSR scores.
The Graduation Success Rate for Division I college athletes has climbed to 86 percent – two points over last year and the highest rate ever.
The NCAA academic reforms have made an impact over the past 14 years, with 16,565 more student-athletes graduating from college than would have if the Graduation Success Rate had remained at 74 percent, the rate for the class that entered in 1995, the first year for the metric.
“Student-athletes continue to make important gains in the classroom, and the NCAA and its member schools are thrilled with their success,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “We also are proud of the role academic reforms have played in helping students earn their degrees. We will continue to support rules and policies that encourage students to progress toward graduation.
Horizon League Programs with a perfect GSR score
|Cleveland State Men's Basketball|
|Cleveland State Women's Golf|
|Cleveland State Women's Track & Field|
|Cleveland State Volleyball|
|Detroit Men's Tennis|
|Detroit Women's Golf|
|Green Bay Men's Tennis|
|Green Bay Men's Track & Field|
|Green Bay Women's Basketball|
|Green Bay Swimming & Diving|
|Green Bay Women's Tennis|
|Green Bay Women's Track & Field|
|Green Bay Volleyball|
|Milwaukee Women's Tennis|
|UIC Women's Track & Field|
|Valparaiso Women's Tennis|
|Valparaiso Women's Track & Field|
|Wright State Women's Tennis|
|Youngstown State Men's Golf|
|Youngstown State Women's Golf|