Holy Family University Athletics Program Honored as One of 44 NCAA Division II Schools to Receive Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence

Holy Family University Athletics was among 44 Division II programs receiving the NCAA’s Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence. The award has been presented annually for the past 13 years to member institutions who achieve a four-year Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90-percent or higher. The current recognition is for student-athletes who enrolled in 2016.

During this cohort, Holy Family University earned a four-year ASR of 93-percent across 11 varsity sports and was one of five schools from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference to be recognized with the distinction. It is the third straight year that Tiger Athletics has been recognized for academic excellence.

The Division II ASR includes transfers into a school in the calculation and removes those who transferred out of the school while academically eligible. The ASR also includes over 30,000 non-scholarship student-athletes who were enrolled in the four years covered in the most recent data.

Even when using the less-inclusive federal graduation rate, student-athletes are outperforming their peers in the general student population by 7%. For Division II student-athletes, the federal rate is 60%, while the general student body federal rate is 53%.



Jan Giel