October 4, 2006

Holy Cross Among National Leaders In Graduation Success Rate

Oct. 4, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Twenty-two of Holy Cross' athletic teams have achieved a perfect 100 percent graduation rate, according to the Graduation Success Rate Report, which has been released by the NCAA. The data used to calculate the Graduation Success Rate is from the four-class aggregate of entering classes from 1996 through 1999, for which the NCAA has compiled sport-by-sport figures.

The Crusader programs to post perfect graduation rates were baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, women's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's indoor track and field, women's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, women's outdoor track and field, and volleyball.

Overall, the lowest Graduation Success Rate for any Holy Cross team was 91 percent, well above the NCAA Division I average of 77 percent for all sports.

In addition to the individual sport figures, the NCAA will release the overall Graduation Success Rate for each institution later this month.

To view the complete NCAA report on Graduation Success Rates, click here.