Thursday November 9, 2017

Scholars and Athletes

The University of Dayton leads all Ohio Division I universities and ranks 36th nationally for graduating student-athletes, according to the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures released Nov. 8.

“Our student-athletes are driven to being successful in all areas of their lives," said Neil Sullivan, University of Dayton vice president and director of athletics. "The primary responsibility of our institution is academic achievement and the graduation of our student-athletes.

"The University of Dayton has experienced tremendous success in competition and continues to be one of the best at graduating student-athletes. It is our expectation and reflects the commitment of our student-athletes, coaches, staff, and the University to the mission."

The University of Dayton's score is 94, eight points higher than the national average. That figure is second in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The Flyers have seven teams with a perfect GSR of 100 — men's and women’s basketball, men's and women's golf, women's tennis, volleyball and men's cross country.

Women's basketball and women's tennis have had a perfect GSR the past 12 years. Men's and women’s golf have posted a perfect GSR the past 10 years. Men’s basketball has had a perfect GSR for the past seven.

This year's report accounts for students who entered college in 2010.

For more information, contact Krystal Warren, assistant athletics director for athletics communication at 937-229-5240 or kwarren2@udayton.edu.

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