Swimming And Diving Garners Academic Honors From NCAA

April 27, 2007

Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola College men's and women's swimming and diving teams were two of 38 total swim programs across the country to receive top honors from the NCAA in its latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The Greyhounds were also one of only five schools to garner honors on both the men's and women's sides.

The NCAA publicly recognizes teams that record scores ranging between 975 to a perfect 1,000. The APR is a rate that measures more accurately the true academic progress of each individual on a team as they move towards graduation. The measure is separate from the federally-recognized Graduation Success Rate (GSR) that does not account for transfers and those student-athletes that move on to professional opportunities.

There are 191 women's programs and 139 men's swimming programs in the country and only Dartmouth, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Yale and Loyola earned recognition in both programs. The Greyhounds were also the only MAAC school represented on the men's side.

Here is a complete list of this year's top programs:

Men's Teams (15)
American University
Brown University
Butler University
College of the Holy Cross
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duquesne University
Lafayette College
Loyola College (Maryland)
Providence College
University of Miami (Florida)
University of Pennsylvania
Valparaiso University
Xavier University
Yale University

Women's Teams (23)
Bucknell University
California Polytechnic State University
Campbell University
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
Dartmouth College
Fairfield University
Georgetown University
Iona College
James Madison University
Lafayette College
Loyola College (Maryland)
Michigan State University
Ohio State University
Rice University
Stanford University
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York
University of Maine, Orono
University of New Orleans
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Yale University