TU athletics continue to boast highest GSR in USM

By Towson University Athletics on November 8, 2017

The Tigers had the highest female student-athlete federal graduation rate for all Division I USM institutions.

Izzy Latour of the TU women's soccer team
Izzy Latour of the TU women's soccer team

Towson University student-athletes finished with the highest single year, four-year average graduation rate and NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for student-athletes in all Division I University System of Maryland (USM) institutions in the latest Graduation Success Report that was released Wednesday.
 
Additionally, the Tigers had the highest female student-athlete federal graduation rate for all Division I USM institutions. 
 
"The success that our student-athletes are seeing in the classroom is a testament to the type of student-athletes our coaches are recruiting," said director of athletics Tim Leonard. "For us to once again be at the top of the USM institutions shows the dedication of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff."
 
The four-year average graduation rate for Towson student-athletes exceeds the Overall FCS Division I average.

On an individual sport basis, the Towson baseball team had the highest Federal Graduation Rate in the CAA, while field hockey, women's soccer and women's swimming and diving had a GSR of 100 percent.

“This is an outstanding achievement for Towson University,” said President Kim Schatzel. “I want to congratulate our student-athletes, coaches, staff, Athletic Academic Achievement Center and Director of Athletics Tim Leonard for placing academic achievement where it belongs—at the forefront of the student-athlete experience.”