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Cal State Fullerton Athletics Makes National Honor Roll

Campus is Recognized for Degree Completion Efforts

January 28, 2008

Cal State Fullerton’s Athletics Program ranked 15th on the National Consortium for Academics and Sports’ Degree Completion Honor Roll for the 2006-07 academic year.

The listing was announced Jan. 25 and each university will be acknowledged Jan. 28 at an NCAS Founders Luncheon in Orlando, Fla.        

Each summer, statistics are requested from NCAS members outlining the number of student athletes they provide tuition assistance to after their athletic eligibility has expired in order to assist their degree completion and graduation. Based on the numbers collected, honor rolls are compiled recognizing the top 15-20 percent of the NCAS membership.

Cal State Fullerton was the top California State University campus on the list and the second California university following UCLA, which came in eighth on the ranking. The University of Oklahoma topped the Degree Completion Honor Roll for 2006-07 with 81 student-athletes.

Earlier this year, Cal State Fullerton was included in the Elite 50 Colleges of the Nation, a special section of the November/December edition of Stack Magazine, a Cleveland-based national publication aimed at high school athletes. CSUF ranked No. 47 and was one of only two ranked schools that does not field a football team. It was also the only member of the Big West Conference on the list.

The National Consortium for Academics and Sports was established in 1985 with a focus on keeping “the student in the student‐athlete." By joining the NCAS, a college or university agrees to bring back, tuition free, their own former student athletes who competed in revenue and non‐revenue producing sports and were unable to complete their degree requirements. In exchange, the former student athletes agree to participate in school outreach and community service programs addressing social issues of America's youth.

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