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November 18, 2020
Seattle University Athletics extended its string of academic excellence in institutional Graduation Success Rate (GSR), according to data released by the NCAA this week. As a department, the Redhawks compiled a 95 percent GSR, while six teams tallied perfect scores in the metric.
Seattle U has tallied at least a 93 percent in every report since 2008.
GSR data indicates the number of student athletes earning a degree within six years. The NCAA developed the GSR to more accurately assess the academic success of student athletes. The GSR includes transfer students and student athletes who leave in good academic standing, unlike the federal rate, which does not count transfers. The rating also accounts for mid-year enrollees and is calculated for every sport.
The most recent Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering freshmen classes in Division I from 2010 through 2013.
Women’s basketball, women’s cross country/track and field, rowing, men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s swimming each claimed perfect scores for the cohort. Thirteen Redhawk programs were over 90 percent.
Men’s golf has perfect scores in eight consecutive reports, while women’s golf has six straight. Women’s cross country/track and field have five-year streaks at 100 percent.
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