12 GW Varsity Programs Recognized by NCAA

GW Athletics is in the news once again! Our friends at GWsports.com recently reported on GW Atheltics’ graduation rating exceeding the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Average:

The NCAA publicly announced the Graduation Success Rate of all Division I institutions today, with GW’s baseball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, golf, men’s and women’s rowing, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s squash, women’s swimming, women’s tennis and women’s water polo programs all achieving a perfect 100 score.

According to the data released today, 82 percent of Division I freshmen and transfer scholarship student-athletes who entered college in 2006 earned a degree, while GW student-athletes in that same time period boast a 93 percent rate. The graduation-rate data are based on a six-year cohort prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education.

“Academic achievement is one of the pillars of our strategic plan and the success of our student-athletes in the classroom exemplifies the hard work they put in and the tremendous support they receive from our Educational Support Services staff, faculty, coaches and administrators,” noted director of athletics and recreation Patrick Nero.

The NCAA developed the Division I Graduation Success Rate in response to college and university presidents who wanted graduation data that more accurately reflect the mobility among all college students today, as the Graduation Success Rate accounts for the academic outcomes of student-athletes who transfer from one institution to another.

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