Athletics Leads the Nation in Student-Athlete Success Rate


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The NCAA has released its annual student-athlete graduation rate survey, and Dartmouth once again leads the nation in Graduation Success Rate (GSR). With a GSR of 99 percent for student-athletes who began college in 2008, Dartmouth led Division I institutions for a fourth straight year, tying with Samford University in Alabama for the top spot.

Will McNamara ’16

Will McNamara ’16 celebrates one of many defensive stops during the Oct. 30 game against Harvard. (Photo by John Risley)

Of the 24 NCAA-sponsored sports at Dartmouth, 19 had a perfect 100 percent GSR, as did the remainder of the non-NCAA-sponsored sports.

“Dartmouth student-athletes strive for success in every aspect of their lives, and our institution is so proud of their consistent academic achievement,” says Director of Athletics and Recreation Harry Sheehy. “Our faculty, deans, campus colleagues, and Dartmouth Peak Performance staff all play a role in our student-athletes’ development. Measures like this are a wonderful example of the comprehensive excellence we expect from everyone associated with Dartmouth Athletics.”

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