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Loyola Athletics graduation rates on rise

Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on November 4, 2013

6062242[1]By Chris Lehman

Loyola University Chicago Athletics are on the rise, on and off the field of play.

Loyola ended its 2013 academic year graduating 94 percent of its graduation-eligible student-athletes, according to the NCAA Academic Report.

Loyola ranked first among Horizon League schools in six different sports – men’s basketball (100%), men’s soccer (86%), men’s track & field (100%), women’s golf (100%), softball (100%) and women’s soccer (100%) – and was one of only two League schools (Green Bay – 8) to have five or more teams record a perfect 100 percent GSR.

“More student-athletes than ever before are earning their college degrees, and we are gratified to see our reform efforts impact the lives of those we serve,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “We have even higher expectations for the future, but we are proud of the progress we have made.”

The NCAA website features extensive information on the GSR and other academic measurements, including sortable data for GSR by school, conference, sport and year. That information can be found at:

http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/latest+news/2013/october/division+i+student-athletes+make+the+grade?pageDesign=print+template.

This mark tops any of the Ramblers’ former Horizon League competitors’ rates. Creighton, a new member of the Big East, topped the Missouri Valley’s list last year. With the Bluejays out, Loyola fits right in at the top of the Valley.

Rambler Athletics has the full story here

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