The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its Academic Success Rate (ASR) report for Division II Schools on Tuesday (Nov. 15). Several Fairmont State Athletics teams turned in high academic marks from the NCAA's report.
The ASR indicates the percentage of freshman who entered and received athletics aid during a given academic year, midyear transfers, and first-time freshman who did not receive athletics aid but participated in athletics (i.e., walk-ons) who graduated within six years. The ASR includes graduation from any institution. The report compiled data from the 2015-16 cohort.
As a department, Fairmont State carried the fourth-highest academic success rate in the Mountain East Conference. 74 percent of Fairmont State student-athletes graduated within six years of stepping onto campus.
Three Fairmont State teams (softball, women's golf, and volleyball) achieved a 100 percent academic success rate in the report. The Fairmont State football team's academic success rate of 58 percent was the highest mark in the MEC. The FSU baseball team led the conference in both ASR (84 percent) and the Federal Graduation Rate (73 percent), which only includes the incoming freshman class's graduation rate.
The men's cross country team's 83 percent ASR was the second-highest average in the MEC, while the men's basketball team's 75 percent ASR and 53 percent FGR were both the third-highest numbers in the conference. A trio of Fairmont State teams recorded ASR digits above 80 percent: women's soccer (90 percent), women's cross country (82 percent), and women's basketball (80 percent).
View the full NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate Report here.