Nine Teams Have Graduation Rate Over 80 Percent The Last Six Years

October 25, 2012
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 25, 2012

Old Dominion University student athletes who entered the university in the fall of 2005, earned a 72 per cent graduation rate over a six year period, led by nine teams which graduated over 80% of their athletes during that time span. The data was released today by the NCAA in the 2011 Graduation Rates Report.

The NCAA graduation rate percent is based on a comparison of the number of students receiving aid who entered a college or university and the number of those who graduated within six years. The GSR rate includes first time freshmen, those students who entered in midyear, as well as student athletes who transferred to an institution.

The ODU women's golf team led all teams with a 100 per cent graduation rate during this period, while men's and women's swimming, women's soccer, field hockey, men's and women's tennis, women's sailing and women's lacrosse graduated more than 80% of their student athletes.

"We are extremely pleased with the academic and graduation success that our student athletes are demonstrating, as indicated by the latest GSR data released by the NCAA," says athletic director Dr. Wood Selig. " As a group, we are graduating over 92% of all of our student athletes who have exhausted their four years of eligibility, which is well above the national average. Educating and graduating our athletes will always be the primary goal of our University and athletic department. "