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Four ODU Teams earn Perfect Graduation Success Rate Scores

Four Old Dominion University athletic teams have been recognized for earning a graduation success rate of 100% in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate report, released today.

The report tracks freshman student-athletes receiving aid, who entered college 2004-2007, as well as transfers from other institutions and entering mid-year freshmen. The ODU field hockey, women's golf, and men's and women's tennis teams reported 100% graduation success for this period. Comparatively, ODU had three teams post perfect scores in last year's NCAA data. It was the sixth consecutive NCAA report that women's golf has earned a perfect GSR score.

Thirteen (13) of ODU's 17 teams tracked in the most recent NCAA report maintained or improved their GSR score from last year and collectively posted a GSR of 76%, up two percent from last year. Football has only reported GSR data since 2006, the first year ODU admitted student athletes for football. Women's rowing, which began in 2008, will track its first data next year. The overall Division I GSR average is 66% for the 2004-2007 student athlete cohort data.

"I am very pleased that field hockey, women's golf, and both of our tennis teams have been recognized by the NCAA for achieving perfect scores. Our combined team GSR has increased by two percent in each of the last four consecutive NCAA reports, which is a credit to our coaches, academic staff and the student athletes who were enrolled at ODU during this period." says ODU Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig. "We are trending toward our ultimate goal of graduating all of our student athletes at Old Dominion."

Each year the NCAA publically announces the Graduation Success Rate of all Division I institutions. The graduation data is based on a six-year cohort prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education. The graduation rate is the percent of baccalaureate degree-seeking students who entered school during the four measured school years and graduated within six years after initially enrolling.

Under the calculations, institutions are not penalized for outgoing transfer students who leave in good academic standing. The outgoing transfers are included in the receiving institutions GSR cohort. The NCAA began collecting data with the freshman class of 1995.

Click here to track every NCAA Division I institution's recent GSR data: http://web1.ncaa.org/GSRSearch/exec/homePage?p=ZzqNty8py1KS3

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