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Cardinals’ Academic Success Continues to Rise

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UofL student-athletes achieved a record 91 percent Graduation Success Rate

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville student-athletes continue to achieve academically at a high level, a measure of success which is reflected in recent national graduation rates released by the NCAA.

UofL student-athletes achieved a record 91 percent graduation rate in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Report, which was developed 15 years ago to account for transfers into the university who graduate and those who leave in good academic standing.  The Cardinals’ GSR, most recently reported for freshmen who entered in the 2012-13 academic year, has risen 25 percent since the reporting began 15 years ago.  Seventeen sports attained a GSR above 85 percent in the most recent report, including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s track and field, and volleyball.

All UofL student athletes combined to produce an average grade point average of 3.0 or better for each of the last 17 straight semesters.  Cardinal student-athletes achieved a collective 3.254 GPA combined for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. 

UofL’s women’s basketball, women’s cross country and women’s golf are among the top 10 percent in their respective sports in the latest figures for the Academic Progress Rate (APR), which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. UofL athletic teams posted fourteen perfect scores in the most recent single-year APR.

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