Ten GW Varsity Programs Recognized by NCAA with Perfect Graduation Success Rate
Women's Cross Country, Gymnastics, Women's Rowing Achieve Perfect Federal Graduation Rate
Oct. 25, 2012
WASHINGTON - The NCAA publicly announced the Graduation Success Rate of all Division I institutions on Thursday, with George Washington's women's basketball, women's cross country, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, women's rowing, women's soccer, men's swimming, women's swimming, and women's water polo programs all achieving a perfect 100 score.
According to the data released today, 80 percent of Division I freshmen and transfer scholarship student-athletes who entered college in 2005 earned a degree, while George Washington student-athletes in that same time period boast a 94 percent rate. The graduation-rate data are based on a six-year cohort prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education. Overall, the Atlantic 10 Conference ranked second amongst all NCAA conferences with a 90 GSR.
"We are firmly committed to ensuring that our student-athletes are given the resources and encouragement to thrive in the classroom," noted Director of Athletics and Recreation Patrick Nero. "These numbers are a credit to our Educational Support Services staff and hard-working student-athletes who recognize and value our priority to see all of our student-athletes through to their graduation from this university having earned a GW diploma."
"Our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and faculty should be very proud of this number, as the fact that 94 percent of our student-athletes in this given period earned a degree from this university is a hallmark of what the George Washington University and our Athletics program stands for," said Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steven Lerman.
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.
Golf Signs Clifford Thompson
Clifford Thompson, a native of Broederstroom, South Africa, has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend GW, head golf coach Chuck Scheinost announced...
Colonial of the Week - Golf's Logan Lowe
Lowe finished tied for eighth at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, helping the Colonials to a fourth-place finish as a...
Golf Takes Fourth at A-10 Championship
The George Washington golf team shot a 1-over 289 on the final day of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship to finish in fourth place with a three-day total of 3...
Transformation of a Champion
Ask any golfer who’s had success in tournament play to tell you about their first win, and you’re sure to be greeted by a big grin.
Golf in Third After Day Two at the A-10 Championship
On day two at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship, a much different golf course presented itself than the one which surrendered two 15-under par rounds just a ...
Golf Tied for First at Atlantic 10 Championships
The George Washington golf team is tied for first through the opening round of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship after shooting a school record 15-under par ...
Golf Opens A-10 Championship Play Friday
The GW golf team heads to Orlando to compete for the Atlantic 10 Championship this weekend at Grand Cypress Golf Club. The 54-hole tournament features 18...
Golf Finishes T-5th at Yale Invitational
The George Washington golf team closed the 2016-17 regular season with a T-5th finish at the Yale Spring Invitational on Saturday at The Course at Yale.