HOUHGTON, Mich. – Michigan Tech is one of 42 Division II schools to receive the NCAA Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence.
The award is presented to member schools that earn an Academic Success Rate of 90 percent or higher.
The Academic Success Rate is the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial collegiate enrollment and includes virtually all Division II student-athletes.
Michigan Tech posts a 91 percent success rate across all programs.
“The academic success of our student-athletes is extremely important to Michigan Tech Athletics,” said Director of Athletics Suzanne Sanregret. “A 91 percent Academic Success Rate is a testament to the quality of the student-athletes that we recruit, the commitment from the coaches to focus on academics as well as athletics, and the holistic approach that we take as a department to support them. Also, considering the academic rigor of Michigan Tech and the challenges associated with travel and missed class time this is an exceptional accomplishment.”
13 of 14 teams are better than 80 percent, and all sports rank higher than national average.
Nordic Skiing, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Track & Field, Women’s Tennis and Volleyball all posted a 100% Academic Success rate.