Maryville Honored with NCAA Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence
May 26, 2014
[St. Louis, Mo.] – Maryville University student-athletes have once again proved their strong achievements extend beyond athletics into academics. For the second consecutive year, Maryville has been honored with the NCAA Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence.
Maryville University was recognized for graduating 93 percent of its student athletes. The national four-year average is 71 percent. Just 27 NCAA Division II institutions received the Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence out of 292 eligible schools.
“Maryville is proud of its student-athletes and the high bar of achievement they set on the fields, courts and in the classroom,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD. “As a leader in Division II, we show that competition and academic excellence go hand in hand.”
“I am thrilled for our alumni, coaches, faculty and staff, and the entire campus community,” director of athletics Marcus Manning said. “To receive the NCAA President’s Award for a second straight year is a testament to the Maryville community and the efforts in providing our student-athletes a transformational experience.”
The Great Lakes Valley Conference, of which Maryville University is a member, tied for second place with three schools earning an Academic Success Rate of at least 90. In addition to Maryville, William Jewell College and Rockhurst University were recognized.
About Maryville University
As a private, independent university, Maryville enrolls more than 5,000 students and offers more than 75 degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Maryville has forged its outstanding reputation based on academic outcomes, small classes, individualized student attention and academic excellence.