Men’s Tennis Achieves Perfect Graduation Success Rate

by Christian Verde
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Men’s Tennis Achieves Perfect Graduation Success Rate

Baton Rouge— The LSU men’s tennis team posted a perfect score of 100 on the latest Graduation Success Rate released by the NCAA. Men’s tennis was one of six teams that achieved perfection, joined by men’s swimming and diving, softball, women’s golf, women’s tennis and volleyball.

“The success garnered by our student-athletes is the direct result of the collective impact of all,” LSU Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes Kenneth Miles said. “The culture, expectation, involvement, and inclusiveness help the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes achieve success. Academic affairs, the Tiger Athletics Foundation, and athletics administration are essential to achieving 89 percent graduation success rate. We are certainly proud of the accomplishments of our scholar–athletes. Once a Tiger, always a Tiger.”

Shane Monroe and Nikola Samardzic join an LSU school-record 123 student-athletes that graduated from the university, topping the previous mark of 114 set during the 2010-11 academic year. Most recently, LSU recognized 221 of its student-athletes for posting a 3.0 grade point average or better during the 2019 spring semester.

These scores, along with the record number of student-athlete graduates in 2018-19, again provide proof that LSU is putting its student-athletes on the right track for success after their college careers have been completed.

The NCAA developed the Graduation Success Rate to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. The NCAA began compiling these figures with the entering freshmen class of 1995.

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