Lapchick concluded, “As always, there are schools that win big enough to be here in March and graduate their student-athletes. If we were to choose a Top Ten for Graduation Success Rates,these schools would be there: Butler, Davidson, Marquette, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Purdue, San Diego, Villanova, Western Kentucky, and Xavier. The Final Four would include Butler, Notre Dame, Purdue and Western Kentucky.”
Those were the findings of Richard Lapchick in his annual survey of the NCAA Tournament and academics released today.
The entire study can be found here....Marquette finished with a 89% graduation rate.
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Our pals in Madison finished with a rather pedestrian 67% (only 40% for African American players).
Another nice accomplishment by Marquette University, Tom Crean, the players and the academic staff.