Seawolves Rank in Top 100 Academically

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The National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) announced that Sonoma State University is ranked 21st among the 296 NCAA Division II universities in the 5th annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings. NCSA’s Collegiate Power Rankings rate colleges and universities comprehensively based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and the athletic prowess of the university.

“With so many great colleges/universities to choose from, NCSA’s power rankings objectively help student-athletes compare collegiate opportunities so they know how institutions stack up on important issues,” said NCSA CEO and Founder Chris Krause. “With this ranking, it shows us that Sonoma State University not only places importance on winning games, but on academics and graduating players as well.”

Sonoma State is part of an elite group of fewer than 6% of colleges and universities across the nation to make it on NCSA’s Top 100 for 2007. Sonoma’s student-athletes have a 95% graduation rate.

“The high NCSA ranking for Sonoma State University athletes is a result of the dedication and hard work of our student-athletes and coaching staffs. Achieving academic and athletic success is a major factor in the positive experience our student-athletes receive as they compete for the Seawolves,” said SSU Director of Athletics Bill Fusco.

The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA are calculated for each college and university at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by averaging the U.S. News & World Report ranking, the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup ranking and the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each college/university. The collegiate power rankings based off of the U.S. Sports Academy Directors’ Cup rating evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S. News & World Report rating recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.