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SPOTLIGHT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 11, 2012
CONTACT: K. E. Schwab
724-738-2199
karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU ranks 79th in NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings

CHICAGO, Ill. – Slippery Rock University was ranked 79th among NCAA Division II universities in the 10th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings released Monday.

The Collegiate Power Rankings compiled by NCSA Athletic Recruiting were calculated for each college/university at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels by averaging the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup ranking, the NCAA student-athlete graduation rate of each college/university and the U.S. News & World Report ranking.

The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup rating evaluates the strength of NCAA athletic departments, while the U.S. News & World Report rating recognizes institutions of academic excellence. The student-athlete graduation rates are based on those provided by the NCAA.

Nationwide, 312 colleges and universities compete as Division II members of the NCAA. The NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings included only the top 100 schools in the division.

“We are extremely proud to be among the schools included in the NCSA rankings,” said Paul Lueken, SRU's director of athletics. “This ranking is further testimony to the value we place on having the proper balance between academics and athletics within our department.”

The NCSA Power 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, according to an NCSA press release.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.