September 28, 2011

Saint Leo University Places 59th amongst Division II Colleges in Comprehensive Study of both Academics and Athletics

CHICAGO, Ill. – NCSA Athletic Recruiting is pleased to announce Saint Leo University is ranked 59th among NCAA Division II universities in the 9th Annual NCSA Collegiate Power Rankings. 

 NCSA Athletic Recruiting's Collegiate 2011 Power Rankings assess the academic and athletics standards of all NCAA athletic programs across the country. The 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.

“The Power Rankings are an objective tool to empower student athletes to find the right fit in a college or university, not only for its athletics, but academics as well," says Krause, CEO and Founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting. "Our hope is to educate these student athletes and their parents on the importance of evaluating schools that will provide the education for an enriched, successful career after college, in addition to athletic success.” concluded Krause.

The Collegiate Power Rankings from NCSA Athletic Recruiting are calculated for each Division I, II and III college and university by averaging student-athlete graduation rates, academic rankings provided by U.S. News & World Report, and the strength of athletic departments as determined by the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.

These Power Rankings are only one example of NCSA Athletic Recruiting's commitment to redefining collegiate recruiting.  As the leading athletic recruiting network, NCSA connects more than 35,000 college coaches with student-athletes who hope to pursue both higher education and the chance to compete in athletics at the college level.

A comprehensive list of the rankings, both overall and by division, is available at: http://www.ncsasports.org/about-ncsa/power-rankings