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Irish Student-Athletes Again Rank Number One In 2012 NCAA GSR for Football, Basketball, Hockey

Oct. 25, 2012

Irish Student-Athletes Again Rank Number One In 2012 NCAA GSR for Football, Basketball, Hockey

University of Notre Dame athletic programs again rank as the best in the country in graduation rates, based on Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released today by the NCAA--including first-place ratings in the sports of football, men's basketball, women's basketball and ice hockey.

Among the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision institutions, Notre Dame had the highest percentage of its sports with 100 percent scores (for the seventh time in eight years), with a .863 figure (19 of 22).

In football, Notre Dame achieved a 97 GSR rating for the highest figure among FBS schools (tied with Northwestern). Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 80 or higher in the football category:

ScoreInstitution
97Notre Dame, Northwestern
94Boston College, Miami (Fla.)
93Rice
92Duke
91Penn State, Rutgers
90Stanford
88U.S. Military Academy
87U.S. Naval Academy
86Wake Forest. U.S. Air Force Academy
85Vanderbilt
84Miami (Ohio)
83Northern Illinois
82Iowa
81Boise State, Central Florida
80Utah State

In men's basketball, Notre Dame achieved a perfect 100 GSR rating, with only Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Utah State, Wake Forest, West Virginia and Western Kentucky also reaching the top slot.

Here are the FBS institutions with men's basketball scores of 80 or higher in that category:

ScoreInstitution
100Duke, Illinois, Kansas, Notre Dame, Utah State, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Western Kentucky
92BYU, Miami (Ohio), UNLV, Penn State, Rice, Vanderbilt
91North Carolina, Stanford
90U.S. Military Academy, Virginia Tech
89Iowa, Michigan State
88Boston College, South Florida
86U.S. Air Force Academy
85Oregon, SMU
82Western Michigan
81Idaho
80Northwestern, Rutgers, TCU

In women's basketball, Notre Dame also achieved a 100 GSR rating, as one of 30 Division I-A football-playing institutions with a perfect score.

Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 90 or higher in that category:

ScoreInstitution
100Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa State, Iowa, Kansas State, Kentucky, LSU, Memphis, Mississippi State, Nebraska, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Tulsa, U.S. Military Academy, Utah, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest
94Idaho, UNLV, UTEP, Utah State
93Arizona State, Central Florida, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Kent State, Louisville, Maryland, Miami (Fla.), Nevada, Rice, TCU
92Bowling Green, Buffalo, UCLA, Connecticut, Georgia, Ole Miss, Missouri, Northwestern, SMU, Stanford, U.S. Naval Academy, Washington
91Arkansas, Auburn, Ball State, Baylor, Michigan State
90Colorado, Oregon State, Virginia Tech

In hockey, Notre Dame achieved a 100 GSR rating, to rank first (tied with Bowling Green) among Division I-A football-playing institutions.

Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 65 or higher in that category:

ScoreInstitution
100Notre Dame, Bowling Green
96U.S. Air Force Academy
94Michigan
85U.S. Military Academy, Boston College, Connecticut
83Miami (Ohio)
73Western Michigan
65Michigan State

The four-year GSR data is based upon the entering classes from 2002 to 2005. In addition to men's and women's basketball and hockey, other Notre Dame programs recording 100 GSR scores in the 2012 listings were baseball, men's cross country/track, women's cross country/track, men's fencing, women's fencing, men's golf, women's golf, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's softball, men's swimming, women's swimming, women's tennis and women's volleyball.

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