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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hillsdale earns NCAA President's award as elite academic - athletic program

MI_Hillsdale  --  Hillsdale Daily NewsHILLSDALE — Hillsdale College has always taken a great deal of pride in its academic success rate.Now the NCAA has placed the school in an elite category in its latest Academic Success Rate survey.Hillsdale College is one of 26 Division II institutions to receive the NCAA Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence in the time period spanning from 2002-05.During that time frame, 90 percent of Hillsdale College's student-athletes graduated within the time frames outlined by the NCAA. The federal rate for the 2005 entering class of student-athletes was 54 percent, compared to 48 percent for the general student body.The Division II Academic Requirements Committee created the Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence to recognize programs achieving long-term academic success. The honor is intended to call attention to those programs and is not intended as a ranking.The Academic Success Rate is a measure that reflects the unique qualities of Division II. It measures graduation rates for virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletically related financial aid. The inclusion of student-athletes who do not receive athletically related financial aid distinguishes the ASR from Division I’s Graduation Success Rate.Active and provisional member institutions when the data were submitted for 2011-12 were eligible for the Division II Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence.The Division II Academic Success Rate captures about two-thirds more student-athletes than the federal graduation rate, which does not count incoming transfers, counts outgoing transfers as having not graduated and counts only student-athletes receiving athletically related financial aid. The national four-year ASR average is 72 percent.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Wintry start to Hillsdale's Spring Football Practice

The 2013 Hillsdale College Football team has two of its allotted 15 Spring practices in the books. With ice on the Muddy Waters Stadium Pro-grass surface the team has faced far harsher conditions than anything they endured during the 2012 regular season.

Hillsdale will practice next week at 4:00 PM in full pads on Tuesday the 19th and Thursday the 21st. Both sessions like all Hillsdale practices are open to the public. The team is off the following week for Spring Break and returns to the field on Tuesday April 2. Below is the full schedule with annual Spring Game set for Sunday April 21. All times 4:00 unless noted.

March: 19 (limited contact), 21 (full)
April 2 (no pads), 3 (limited), 5 (full), 7 (2:00 PM), 9 (limited), 11 (full), 13 (scrimmage, 10:00 AM), 15 (limited), 17 (full), 19 (limited), 21 (Spring Game 1:00 PM)

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