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LMU Top Highlights Of 2017-18 - #6

July 12, 2018

Lions Maintain Strong GSR Numbers | NCAA Releases Latest APR Numbers | LMU Celebrates Commencement 2018

Top 10 Highlights – Memories, accomplishments, and moments highlighted Loyola Marymount’s 2017-18 school year. As we prepare for more excitement in 2018-19, we’re counting down the Top 10 Moments of this past year.

Death, taxes, and LMU athletics showing well in the annual NCAA academic reports. Continuing the certainties once more in 2017-18, LMU boasted a Graduation Success Rate of 92, 12 of 18 teams maintained or improved multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores, three teams recorded perfect multi-year APR marks, 69 Lions took home Academic All-Conference selections and 211 were honored as NCAA National Scholar-Athletes.

LMU’s GSR mark of 92, which was announced in November, was just one point lower than last year's record of 93, and this year marked the fifth straight time in the 13-year history of the metric that LMU has reached or exceeded 90 percent, and the ninth straight year the campus has posted a mark of 88 percent or higher.

Of the 24 Division I schools in California, LMU's rate of 92 percent is second overall behind Stanford at 97. The West Coast Conference shows well in the GSR standings, as the Lions are one of six member schools that are at or above 90 percent.

Overall, LMU's GSR rate of 92 percent was five percent better than the NCAA average of 87 percent – the highest NCAA average since the GSR was created. In this most recent data, all but one team at LMU earned GSRs at or above 80 percent, including 11 with marks of 90 percent or better.

Seven LMU teams registered perfect 100 GSR marks, including men’s golf, men's soccer, men’s and women’s water polo, women’s swimming, women’s tennis and women’s cross country and track. The perfect score is the sixth straight for women’s water polo, the fourth straight for women’s tennis, the third straight for men's water polo and swimming, and the second straight for golf and women's cross country and track. In addition to those perfect GSR programs, men's basketball, men's cross country and track, men's tennis, and women's soccer all equaled or improved their GSR score from the previous year.

Following graduation on May 5, LMU athletics received more good news on the academic front, as the Lions reported three athletic programs with perfect multi-year Academic Progress Rates, and seven of 18 teams recorded scores of 990 or better. Comparing year-to-year, 12 of 18 teams maintained or improved their multi-year scores.

Women's swimming recorded its eighth-straight 1,000 point score, while golf and men’s water polo also posted a perfect APR score – earning an NCAA Public Recognition Award for ranking in the Top-10 percent of their sport.

Men’s basketball improved its multi-year APR from 944 to 945, while golf improved from 974 to a perfect 1,000. Men’s water polo also improved to perfect, jumping up from a mark of 993. Women’s basketball improved from 975 to 990, while women’s rowing improved from 986 to 989. Women’s soccer moved from 977 to 981, and women’s track improved from 990 to 995. Women’s volleyball made the move from 963 to 979, while women’s water polo improved a point from 989 to 990. Men’s soccer (978), softball (977) and women's swimming (1,000) each held strong from the previous year.

LMU Top Highlights Of 2017-18
#10 - Women's Soccer Sets Goals Record
#9 - Green's Game Winner
#8 - Baseball Sweeps Saint Mary's To Reach WCC Championship Tournament
#7 - Haney’s Milestone Day Gives LMU PCH Cup Win

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