BC Boasts 21 Teams with Perfect Graduation Success Rates


November 18, 2009

According to the NCAA, 21 Boston College sports teams received a perfect Graduation Success Rate score out of 100, as announced on Wednesday. The figure gives BC the most teams with a perfect score out of any intercollegiate Division I athletics program in the country.

BC football received a score of 91 and represents one of only six FBS programs in the country to receive a score of 90 or better.

"This is a tremendous accomplishment by our student-athletes," said athletic director Gene DeFilippo. "This represents many hours of hard work by them, their coaches, our Office of Learning Resources for Student Athletes and others. We are unbelievably proud of our achievements in the classroom."

Among the teams with perfect scores were baseball, men?s cross country/track, women?s cross country/track, men?s fencing, women?s fencing, men?s golf, women?s golf, men?s skiing, women?s skiing, men?s swimming, women?s swimming, men?s tennis, men?s sailing, women?s sailing, women?s basketball, women?s rowing, women?s ice hockey, women?s lacrosse, women?s soccer, women?s softball and women?s volleyball.

The six FBS teams that received scores of 90 or better were Duke (96), Notre Dame (96), Navy (93), Northwestern (92), BC (91) and Vanderbilt (91).

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