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Irish Insights


Irish thrive in classroom

Notre Dame athletics continues to win the battle in the classroom.

The Irish produced 19 athletic programs with perfect 100 percent graduation rates, according to the Graduation Success Rate measurements released by the NCAA Wednesday.

Notre Dame, which has 22 athletic programs, had an 86.3 percent graduation percentage, putting it on top of the GSR scores among football bowl subdivision institutions for the fifth time in six years.

Notre Dame women's programs with 100 percent GSR scores are basketball, cross country/track, fencing, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming/diving, tennis and volleyball. Men's programs with 100 percent scores are baseball, basketball, cross country/track, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer and swimming/diving.

The football team scored 96 percent, ice hockey 95 percent and tennis 93 percent.