The National Collegiate Athletic Association released this year’s edition of its Division II graduation rate data, including the division’s Academic Success Rate (ASR) on October 25, and the Lees-McRae College athletic department passed with flying colors.
ASR is defined as a Division II metric that credits institutional graduation rates for all student-athletes, including transfers – both incoming and outgoing, as long as they are academically eligible. The ASR is similar to the Graduation Success Rate in Division I except that it accounts for recruited participants who do not receive athletically-related financial aid.
Lees-McRae had an ASR of 88 percent for all student-athletes, which is 16 points higher than the national average of 72. The Bobcats posted a perfect ASR of 100 percent in seven of its 14 sponsored sports on the report, as each team had an ASR significantly higher than the national average in that particular sport.
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