MSU Graduation Rate Leads All SEC Public Schools

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Mississippi State's student-athlete graduation rate for the 1995-96 incoming class led all public institutions in the Southeastern Conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association recently announced.

"Our student-athletes, coaches and academic staff are to be congratulated on an outstanding job in the classroom during this period," MSU Director of Athletics Larry Templeton said. "This is an outstanding accomplishment for our university and program."

MSU graduated 62 percent of all incoming student-athletes for the 1995-96 school year, a figure that trailed only Vanderbilt in the SEC. That 62 percent rate also topped the university-wide 53 percentage from that same class.

The Bulldog men's track and field team graduated 100 percent of its incoming athletes from that class to lead the league, while the baseball (60 percent, 2nd in SEC), men's basketball (67 percent, tied for 2nd in SEC), football (55 percent, 3rd in SEC), and women's basketball (75 percent, 4th in SEC) teams all achieved top-half of the league finishes.

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