Both the NCAA and the federal government put out stats on college student athletes’ graduation rates, and although it’s not at all our intention to downplay the incredible achievement of graduating from college, we thought we’d try to pinpoint the schools with the most athletes who not only pass, but do it with flying colors.
NEW MEXICO STATE: There’s nothing wack about the Aggie athletes’ academic performances (they’re in the WAC … OK, so that was bad). The school was tops in the conference in 2011-2012 on the strength of their 184 all-academic ballers, runners, and swimmers, who together racked up the department’s 14th consecutive semester of 3.0 GPA or better. Eighty-four individual athletes managed at least one perfect 4.0 semester in the 2011-2012 academic year, and all the athletes even chipped in for 5,000 total hours of community service.
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