UNH athletic teams earn top NCAA Graduation Success Rate scores

Friday, November 18, 2016
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Football in NCAA Playoffs

The Wildcats will host Lehigh in the first round of the NCAA Division I FCS tournament.

The game is this Saturday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. in Wildcat Stadium.

Find all the details and ticket information here.

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The University of New Hampshire athletic department has earned an NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) score of 91 percent, continuing an upward trend since 2014.

The GSR indicates the percentage of student-athletes receiving scholarships who earn a degree within six years.

In the NCAA’s most recent data, seven of UNH’s 16 teams — gymnastics, men’s basketball, men’s ice hockey, men’s skiing, women’s ice hockey, women’s skiing and women’s swimming and diving — received perfect scores of 100 percent.

Three other teams also recorded scores higher than 90 percent, with women’s track and field at 95, followed by men’s soccer at 94 and women’s lacrosse at 91.

UNH tied for the highest overall score in the nine-member America East conference, and UNH’s overall score came in second among CAA football schools.

“This year’s GSR provides further evidence that UNH student-athletes are achieving in and out of the classroom,” notes associate professor Heather Barber, faculty athletic representative. “UNH is very proud that our student-athletes don’t just compete for UNH but that they graduate with a UNH degree and become proud alumni.”

Editor's Note: It was an impressive weekend for UNH sports. Ellie Purrier '18 came in seventh in the nation at the NCAA cross-country championship, and for the fourth time in a row, UNH volleyball is the America East Champion.


Jeremy Gasowski | UNH Marketing | jeremy.gasowski@unh.edu | 603-862-4465