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CBU Honored with NCAA Academic Excellence Award

Christian Brothers University, after posting a successful Academic Success Rate, will be honored with an Academic Excellence Award by the NCAA.

As part of the Division II Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence program, now in it's fourth year, CBU will be honored after seeing a graduation success rate of 90 percent among its student-athletes. CBU earned this accolade alongside 20+ additional Division II institutions for achieving four-year ASRs of 90 percent or higher.

"This year's Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence honorees are outstanding examples of Division II's success in the classroom and off the field," said Tom Haas, president of Grand Valley State University and chair of the Division II Presidents Council. "We are delighted to share in their successes and commend them for their continued excellence."

About the Academic Success Rate
The Academic Success Rate measures graduation success for Division II schools and includes virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletics scholarships. In 2012-13, only 62 percent of Division II student-athletes receive some level of athletics aid.

The Division II ASR also captures about 54 percent more student-athletes than the federal graduation rate. Unlike the federal graduation rate, the ASR also counts student-athletes who transfer to a school after initial enrollment elsewhere and removes from the rate student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible. The national four-year ASR is 71 percent.

Regardless of which measure is used, Division II student-athletes graduate at a higher rate than the general student body. The federal rate for the 2007 entering class of student-athletes was 55 percent, compared to 48 percent for the general student body.

School 4Yr ASR
Simon Fraser University 100
Davis and Elkins College 99
Point Loma Nazarene University
 98
Saint Michael's College
 98
Bentley University
 97
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
 97
Rockhurst University
 96
Stonehill College 96
Assumption College
 95
William Jewell College
 95
University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon
 94
Maryville University of Saint Louis
 93
St. Edward's University
 93
Seattle Pacific University
 93
University of California, San Diego
 93
Georgian Court University
 92
Hillsdale College
 92
Rollins College
 92
Cedarville University
 91
Merrimack College
 91
Regis University (Colorado)
 91
Christian Brothers University
 90
Eckerd College
 90
Saint Anselm College
 90

Posted by Cory Dugan at 12:35 PM