Regis University Athletics Honored by NCAA for Academic Success – Graduates 94% of Student-Athletes

May 30, 2014

The Regis University athletic department was one of 27 schools in NCAA Division II honored by the NCAA for the Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence. The award is given to all schools that have achieved at least a 90 percent Academic Success Rate over a four-year span.

The Rangers have graduated 94 percent of all student-athletes within six years of original enrollment from 2003-06. Regis is the only school from the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference to attain such high honors. The Rangers ranked seventh of the 292 active Division II members that are eligible.

"This is quite an honor for our student-athletes, coaches, department and Regis," said Director of Athletics Ann Martin. "This is a testament to the hard work of our teams and the support of our faculty and staff here at Regis."

“We’re very proud of our Regis University student-athletes. Their success is a testament to Jesuit education as it is lived and practiced at Regis,” said Regis President John P. Fitzgibbons, S.J.

The Academic Success Rate measures graduation success for Division II schools. As a result of Division II’s unique qualities, the ASR measures the graduation success of virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletics scholarships, which distinguishes it from Division I’s Graduation Success Rate. Approximately 56 percent of Division II student-athletes receive some level of athletics aid.

Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877. Based in Denver, Colo., Regis provides values-based education at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. Regis University is Colorado’s only Jesuit Catholic university and is the academic home to more than 14,000 traditional and non-traditional students.

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