WKU fares well in latest NCAA Graduation report

Cole Claybourn

WKU had six sports post a 100 percent graduation rate

in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate Report, which was

released Tuesday. 

The 15 sports programs at WKU combined for an 80

percent graduation rate — the second highest in the Sun Belt

Conference, trailing only Denver. 

WKU’s six sports that posted a perfect 100%

graduation success rate were men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s

tennis, women’s swimming, women’s soccer, and volleyball.  

Additionally, WKU had a graduation success rate of 70

percent or better in 10 of the university’s 15 sports programs

measured by the NCAA. 

The Graduation Success Rates are based on the four

entering freshmen classes in Division I from 2001-02 through


The NCAA calculates the rates based upon the number

of athletes who graduate in addition to those who left WKU before

graduating but would have been academically eligible to