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Irish Athletes Again Rank Number One In 2010 NCAA GSR Comparisons

Oct. 27, 2010

University of Notre Dame athletic programs again rank among 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 and women's basketball, and a close second in ice hockey. Among the 120 Football Bowl Subdivision institutions, Notre Dame had the highest percentage of its sports with 100 percent scores (for the fifth time in six years), with a .863 figure (19 of 22).

In football, Notre Dame achieved a 96 GSR rating for the highest figure among FBS schools. Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 80 or higher in that category:

Score   Institution
96   Notre Dame
95   Duke, Northwestern
93   Rice
92   U.S. Naval Academy
90   Boston College
89   Vanderbilt
88   Rutgers
86   Stanford, U.S. Air Force Academy
85   U.S. Military Academy
84   Penn State, Southern Mississippi
82   Washington
81   Cincinnati, Miami (Fla.), Wake Forest

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

Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 80 or higher in that category:

Score   Institution
100   BYU, Illinois, Marshall, Notre Dame, Utah State, Wake Forest, Western Kentucky
93   TCU, Vanderbilt
92   Oklahoma State, SMU, U.S. Military Academy
91   Bowling Green, U.S. Air Force Academy
90   Northwestern
88   Boston College, North Carolina
87   Ohio University
86   Penn State
85   Tulane
83   Buffalo, Duke, Rice
82   Nebraska
80   Kansas, Miami (Ohio), Stanford

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:

Score   Institution
100   Boston College, Bowling Green, Clemson, Duke, Florida, Iowa State, Iowa, Kent State, Memphis, Miami (Fla.), Miami (Ohio), Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, SMU, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas Tech, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Wyoming
97   U.S. Military Academy
94   Ball State, Central Florida, U.S. Naval Academy, Washington
93   Louisville, Oregon, UCLA
92   Arizona State, California, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Connecticut, Kansas State, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Rice, Tulane, Virginia Tech, Washington State, Western Michigan
91   Buffalo, Colorado, Kentucky, Syracuse
90   Rutgers

In hockey, Notre Dame achieved a 95 GSR rating, to rank second (behind the U.S. Air Force Academy at 96) among Division I-A football-playing institutions. Here are the FBS institutions with scores of 65 or higher in that category:

Score   Institution
96   U.S. Air Force Academy
95   Notre Dame
93   Bowling Green
87   Boston College
85   Connecticut
81   U.S. Military Academy
75   Michigan
70   Western Michigan
65   Michigan State
65   Miami (Ohio)

The national GSR for 2010 for the FBS (Division I-A) is 79 percent. Only team rates were released. The fourth-year GSR data is based upon the entering classes from 2000 to 2003.

In addition to men's and women's basketball, other Notre Dame programs recording 100 GSR scores were baseball, men's cross country/track, women's cross country/track, men's fencing, women's fencing, men's golf, women's golf, men's lacrosse, women's lacrosse, rowing, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's swimming, women's swimming, women's tennis and volleyball.

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