Loy­ola’s GSR tied for third best in na­tion

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Loy­ola Mary­land ranked tied for third out of 351 NCAA Di­vi­sion I schools in the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s lat­est Grad­u­a­tion Suc­cess Rate re­port pub­lished Tues­day, and the Grey­hounds again had the high­est rate among schools in Mary­land. Eleven Grey­hounds teams — men’s cross coun­try, men’s golf, men’s lacrosse, men’s soc­cer, men’s swim­ming and div­ing, men’s ten­nis, women’s bas­ket­ball, women’s lacrosse, women’s row­ing, women’s soc­cer and women’s ten­nis — recorded scores of 100 per­cent in the re­port as Loy­ola cu­mu­la­tively achieved a 98 per­cent GSR score for the 20062009 co­horts that make up this year’s re­port. All 15 of the Grey­hounds’ in­cluded pro­grams were at or above the na­tional GSR of 86 per­cent. The Grey­hounds have been ranked in the top 25 na­tion­ally of the over­all GSR in each of the re­port’s 12 years; this year’s 98 per­cent mark is tied for the high­est Loy­ola has scored on the re­port, matching the Grey­hounds’ 2003 rate. Among schools that do not spon­sor foot­ball at the NCAA Di­vi­sion I level — in­sti­tu­tions that are clas­si­fied as I-AAA — Loy­ola ranked sec­ond be­hind Loy­ola Chicago. MARY­LAND: The Univer­sity of Mary­land earned a GSR of 85 per­cent; it’s the sev­enth time Mary­land has been above 80 per­cent. Mary­land’s FGR was re­ported at 70 per­cent, 4 per­cent higher than the over­all NCAA Di­vi­sion I av­er­age of 66 per­cent. The foot­ball pro­gram posted a mark of 78 per­cent, the high­est mark in pro­gram his­tory and higher than the NCAA FBS av­er­age of 74 per­cent. The men’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram earned a GSR score of 83 per­cent, its third high­est in pro­gram his­tory, and higher than the NCAA Di­vi­sion I av­er­age of 76 per­cent. Women’s bas­ket­ball posted a GSR of 89 per­cent; the Di­vi­sion I av­er­age was 87 per­cent. Over­all, Mary­land’s GSR rate of 85 per­cent is higher than the NCAA Di­vi­sion I av­er­age of 84 per­cent.

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