Flagler College receives Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence

Flagler College receives Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence

ST. AUGUSTINE – For the fourth consecutive year Flagler College is one of 32 NCAA Division II member institutions to be honored as part of the Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence for achieving a four-year Academic Success Rates of 90 percent or higher. This is the ninth year of the program.

"The academic success of our student athletes continues to impress me and make me proud," said Flagler College President, Joseph Joyner. "We are incredibly grateful to be recognized for our student athlete's dedication to excellence both on the field and in the classroom."

Flagler had an ASR of 93 percent. Last year was the College's fourth year in the 90th percentile. Flagler is one of five schools in the state of Florida to receive the presidents' award. The St. Augustine-based school is the lone Peach Belt Conference member institution to receive this award.

"The 32 schools recognized with the Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence are dedicated to supporting the academic success of student-athletes," said Gary Olson, president of Daemen and chair of the Division II Presidents Council. "What is even more remarkable, 11 of these schools have been recognized each year of this program. We commend the institutions for their commitment to academic excellence and dedication to preparing student-athletes for life after college."


The Academic Success Rate is the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial collegiate enrollment and includes virtually all Division II student-athletes.

Unlike the federal rate, the Division II ASR includes nearly 34,000 non-scholarship student-athletes and accounts for those who transfer to a Division II school after initial enrollment elsewhere, while removing student-athletes who leave school while academically eligible. The national ASR for the four cohorts of student-athletes who entered college from 2009 to 2012 is 73 percent.

Division II student-athletes continue to graduate at a higher rate than the general student body. Even when using the less-inclusive federal graduation rate, the 2012 entering class of student-athletes graduated at a rate of 61 percent, compared with 52 percent for the general student body.

School

Four-Year ASR

Conference

Bentley University

99

Northeast-10 Conference

Thomas Jefferson University

98

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Saint Michael's College

97

Northeast-10 Conference

Hillsdale College

96

Great Midwest Athletic Conference

Point Loma Nazarene University

96

Pacific West Conference

Regis University (Colorado)

96

Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference

University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon

96

Independent

Rollins College

96

Sunshine State Conference

Biola University

96

Pacific West Conference

Eckerd College

95

Sunshine State Conference

Stonehill College

95

Northeast-10 Conference

Dominican University of California

95

Pacific West Conference

University of the Sciences

95

Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

Rockhurst University

94

Great Lakes Valley Conference

Flagler College

93

Peach Belt Conference

Seattle Pacific University

93

Great Northwest Athletic Conference

Davenport University

93

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Cedarville University

93

Great Midwest Athletic Conference

University of California, San Diego

93

California Collegiate Athletic Association

Lewis University

92

Great Lakes Valley Conference

Assumption College

92

Northeast-10 Conference

Barry University

92

Sunshine State Conference

Concordia University, St. Paul

91

Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference

St. Edward's University

91

Lone Star Conference

University of Indianapolis

91

Great Lakes Valley Conference

Trevecca Nazarene University

91

Great Midwest Athletic Conference

St. Thomas Aquinas College

90

East Coast Conference

Le Moyne College

90

Northeast-10 Conference

Bellarmine University

90

Great Lakes Valley Conference

Mercyhurst University

90

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference

William Jewell College

90

Great Lakes Valley Conference

Florida Southern College

90

Sunshine State Conference