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Nova Southeastern Student-Athletes Continue to Succeed on the Field and in the Classroom


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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.– February 6, 2014 –

The NCAA has released the latest Division II graduation rate data, including the division’s Academic Success Rate (ASR), which held good news for Nova Southeastern. NSU increased its ASR for the fifth straight year to 92, 21 percent higher than the national average.

Nova Southeastern student-athletes outperformed the national average and increased their ASR by four percent from last year. Based on student-athletes from 2003-06, All of NSU’s programs held a higher standard than the overall national average. Six NSU teams held a perfect 100 percent ASR, including men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball. NSU also posted a 52 federal graduation rate, a step above the national rate in the less-inclusive model.

For the seventh-straight year, the Sunshine State Conference posted the top NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate. SSC member institutions posted an ASR of 86 percent again to lead all conferences. The NCAA Division II ASR average was 71 percent.

NSU is one of the brightest institutions in the nation’s top academic NCAA Division II conference. NSU’s six teams with a perfect ASR ties Rollins for the highest mark in the SSC. Every school in the SSC earned an ASR of 80 percent or higher, which puts every conference school in the top-third of NCAA Division II. Rollins was credited with the highest ASR in the SSC at 94 percent, followed by Nova Southeastern (92%) and Eckerd (90%).

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About Nova Southeastern University: Situated on 314 beautiful acres in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited research institution dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs at all levels.  NSU is a not-for-profit independent institution with 27,000 students. NSU awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist, doctoral and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields. NSU is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and it is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. For more information, please visit


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