Truman Student-Athletes Continue To Lead In NCAA Academic Success

The NCAA has released Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) data and for the seventh straight year the Truman Athletics program has posted an ASR above 90 percent.

Truman’s ASR rate this year was at 92 percent, while the Division II national average was 72 percent. All 20 of Truman’s intercollegiate sports well exceeded the national average.

The report represents data from first-time freshman, as well as transfers and non-scholarship athletes who entered Truman between 2002 and 2005. The NCAA developed the ASR to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The rate holds institutions accountable for transfer students, unlike the federal graduation rate. The ASR also accounts for non-scholarship athletes in Division II. The ASR has been calculated the past seven years and for all NCAA championship sports.

Five of Truman’s sports, men’s tennis, women’s cross country/track, women’s golf, softball and women’s swimming, had a perfect 100 percent ASR rate.

Only 14 Division II football programs had an ASR rate above 80 percent with Truman, Simon Fraser (British Columbia), Colorado School of Mines and the University of Minnesota-Duluth being the only public schools on that list.