Nov 26, 2013 8:40 AM by AP
A new report shows Nicholls State's athletes graduating at a rate of 73 percent, which is up five percent from a year ago putting the Colonels fourth overall in the Southland Conference while finishing first among league schools in Louisiana.
The Graduation Success Rate, designed to more accurately predict athletes' academic success, measures the proportion of student athletes who graduate and includes incoming transfer students in its calculations. This year's rate is based on student-athletes who entered college in fall 2006.
Nicholls' female athletes have an 82 percent GSR rate, second in the league and includes a perfect, 100 percent mark by the Colonels' women's tennis team. Football went from graduating 61 percent to 68 percent, while men's basketball made the biggest leap, improving from 71 percent to 83 percent.
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