Augustana Ranked High for Academic and Athletic Success
Friday, October 4, 2013
Augustana ranks high in both academics and athletics in the 11th annual NCSA Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings.
Augustana is ranked eighth among NCAA Division II schools and 85th among 1,066 active NCAA member schools.
The NCSA Athletic Recruiting power rankings assess the academic and athletic standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The rankings were developed to help prospective student-athletes and their families evaluate the particular strengths of the top colleges and universities at the Division I, II and III levels.
Augustana is the only school listed in the overall top 100 from South Dakota.
Fewer than six percent of colleges and universities earned a spot in the NCSA top 100 for 2013; Augustana is in this elite class.
The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA Athletic Recruiting are calculated for each college and university by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic rankings provided by U.S. News and World Report and the strength of athletic departments as determined by the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
Last year, Augustana placed second place in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference/U.S. Bank All-Sports Award competition. Since joining the NSIC in 2008-09, Augustana has never finished lower than second.
Augustana also earned its third straight top 10 Learfield Cup finish, placing No. 6 this year.