Athletics Receives National Recognition

Truman State University has been honored with the Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence amongst student-athletes for achieving a four-year Academic Success Rate of 92 percent.

Truman graduated 92 percent of all of its student-athletes from the 2002-05 cohort within six years of original enrollment and was the only MIAA program to achieve a rate of 90 percent or greater.

The program’s future conference (effective 2013-14) – the Great Lakes Valley Conference – placed four programs amongst the 26 total schools recognized, including Maryville, William Jewell, Rockhurst and Bellarmine, and was second only to the Northeast-10 in conference recognition.

The Division II Academic Requirements Committee created the Div. II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence to recognize programs achieving long-term academic success. The honor is intended to call attention to those programs and is not intended as a ranking.

The Academic Success Rate (ASR) is a measure that reflects the unique qualities of Division II. It measures graduation rates for virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletically-related financial aid. The national four-year ASR average is 72 percent.