Volleyball Posts Perfect Graduation Success Rate

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Volleyball Posts Perfect Graduation Success Rate

BATON ROUGE – The LSU volleyball team scored a perfect score of 100 in the most recent Graduation Success Rate released by the NCAA. Volleyball is one of six LSU teams team record a perfect score of 100.

“Our student-athletes consistently meet and exceed the highest standards of performance, on and off the field,” LSU Director of Athletics Scott Woodward said. “I could not be more proud of how they represent this great university with their work ethic, character and commitment to excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits.”

LSU’s overall score of 89 tied with Auburn and Missouri as the fourth-highest total among all Southeastern Conference institutions and third-best among public institutions in the league. Vanderbilt, a private university, led the way in the SEC with a score of 97. 

“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.”

Last year Olivia Beyer and Anna Zwiebel notched Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team honors. LSU was the only school in the country to earn two All-America honors on the seven-member first team, the only school in the SEC to earn honors and one of two schools to have two earn the feat. The two were the third and fourth Academic All-America honors in program history. Zwiebel became the first player in program history to earn the honor twice as she was named to the third team in 2017.  

In 2018-19, LSU had a school-record 123 student-athletes graduate 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.