La Salle ranked #1 in the nation for athlete graduation success rate


Kylie McGovern, Editor 

On Dec. 2 La Salle University was ranked among Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lafayette and Yale as number one in the nation for athlete graduation success rate. La Salle earned a near-perfect score of  99 on Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report. 

“La Salle student-athletes have proven year after year that they are fantastic representatives of our institution, both on the fields of play and in the classroom,” Vice President for Athletics and Recreation Brian Baptiste said. “The student-athlete experience at La Salle, to which our department is steadfastly committed, is centered around teaching and learning — two primary tenants of the Lasallian educational mission. We are thrilled that the hard work of our student-athletes has been recognized. This is a significant achievement that all Explorers should be proud of.”

11 La Salle teams received perfect scores of one hundred on the GSR report and the overall department score was first among all Atlantic 10 schools. The men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country/track & field, women’s cross country/track & field, men’s golf, field hockey, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s swimming, women’s rowing and men’s rowing all received perfect scores.  

Since the GSR program launched, La Salle University has had 120 teams with a perfect score over the years. The women’s soccer program has been recognized 13 times, the most by a single La Salle program. This year is the women’s basketball team’s tenth consecutive year obtaining a perfect score. Additionally, the men’s basketball team has done so in each of the last seven years.

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