NCAA’s GSR report features numerous No. 1 scores from UC Davis

#1 Graduation Success Rate

This article originally appeared at UCDavisAggies.com

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The NCAA highlighted why UC Davis is the fifth-ranked public school in the nation when the organization released its annual Graduation Success Rate report on Tuesday.

For the 12th time in the last 13 years, the Aggies posted the highest GSR (92 pct.) in the Big West Conference. Also included in this year's Division I Academic Performance Program report, which includes data for the 2010-11 to 2013-14 freshman cohorts, were GSRs of 100 percent for eight Intercollegiate Athletics programs:  field hockey, men's golf, men's tennis, men's water polo, women's golf, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis and women's water polo. 

That group of eight teams, in addition to women's lacrosse (96 pct.), were responsible for the top figures in their respective conferences.

Among all Big West institutions, UC Davis' number of perfect scores is a conference-high total.
 
UC Davis football was responsible for the top result among all Big Sky teams, for the seventh year in a row, with its Federal Graduation Rate of 83 pct..

Other programs responsible for the top FGRs in their conference, in addition to football, include baseball, men's soccer, men's tennis, men's water polo, women's gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's swimming and diving, women's volleyball and women's water polo.
 
As has been the case since it joined the Big West in the summer of 2007, no league school recorded a higher FGR than UC Davis (84).

The FGR differs from the GSR as transfers who depart in good academic standing do not count against their previous institution, but are included in the receiving institution's GSR. This allows the GSR to accurately look at student-athlete success by taking into account the full variety of NCAA Division I participants and track their individual outcomes.

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