Creighton Athletics Continues Success in Classroom

Nov 23, 2012

Creighton University
Creighton University

Athletes at Creighton University are excelling both on the field and in the classroom, according to the Division 1 Graduation Success Rate Report.

The report was released in October by the NCAA. Creighton led the Missouri Valley Conference in student-athlete graduation success with a rate of 94%.

Steve Brace is the Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Operations at Creighton.  He says Creighton has a strong academic reputation and the coaches recruit with that in mind.

"When our kids get here, they are better prepared.  I think they have a better understanding of what needs to be done to be successful.  Our coaches do a great job of fostering that with the support they give us in supporting the kids.  So I think that’s where it starts.”

Creighton’s graduation success rate was tied for 27th out of 340 schools nationally.