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West Coast Conference Excels Again in Latest NCAA GSR Report

Nov. 4, 2013

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – West Coast Conference member institutions continue to exemplify the balance of athletics and academics in the latest NCAA Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report, released in late October. As GSR trends continued to rise across the board, the WCC has consistently remained above the national averages. 

Men’s basketball made significant strides in the latest reports with more than half of the membership – Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Saint Mary’s, San Diego and Santa Clara  – achieving 100 percent graduations rates for student-athletes in the 2003-06 cohort. 

"Congratulations to all of our West Coast Conference member institutions, student-athletes, coaches, administrators and faculty on our continued, significant GSR performance," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich . "These latest numbers once again affirm our conference-wide commitment to academic success culminating in meaningful degrees for our student-athletes. 

Other WCC Notables From the Report

  • The WCC outperformed the NCAA average GSR in all 13 WCC-sponsored sports
  • WCC GSR Student-Athlete Average (88%) is greater than the NCAA Overall GSR Student-Athlete Average (81%)
  • WCC Women’s Team Average (92.7%) is greater than the NCAA Women’s Team Average (WCC sports) of 88.6%
  • WCC Men’s Team Average (75.5%) is greater than the NCAA Men’s Team Average (WCC sports) of 67.1%
  • 55 Total WCC Teams (32 Women’s and 23 Men’s) had 100% GSR. (Last season was 47)
  • 56 of the 66 WCC Women’s Teams (85%) had a GSR exceeding 80%
  • 44 of the 55 WCC Men’s Teams (80%) had a GSR exceeding 80%
  • Half of the WCC’s Men’s Basketball programs had a perfect 100% GSR
  • Men’s basketball GSR has improved dramatically from 2008 (64.1%) to 2013 (88.2%)
  • Men’s basketball and women’s volleyball have improved their GSR annually since 2008
  • Five WCC sports demonstrated improved GSR since last year: men’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, women’s cross country, and women’s volleyball

GSR reports are released annually by the NCAA in October, while the Academic Progress Reports (APR) are disseminated each June.