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DU scores high with graduate success rate

Ninety-three percent of University of Denver freshmen student-athletes who entered college in 2002 earned their degrees, according to the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data.

DU bested the NCAA Division I overall GSR of 79 percent by 14 percent. DU’s student-athlete four-class average of 76 percent was also 3 percent higher than the general DU population’s 73 percent showing.

“Academics have always been the No. 1 priority at DU,” says Peg Bradley-Doppes, vice chancellor for athletics and recreation. “Our goals are to excel in the classroom and in competition. Our coaches are committed to bringing the best student-athletes to the DU campus. Our academic success is critical to our long-term strategic plan.”

Eight DU women’s teams — gymnastics, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, cross country and volleyball — achieved perfect 100 percent scores. Three DU men’s teams — soccer, swimming and diving and tennis — were perfect as well.

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