University of the Sciences was one of 27 Division II schools to earn the Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence, the NCAA announced on Wednesday.
The Presidents' Award for Academic Excellence is presented to Division II member schools earning an Academic Success Rate (ASR) of 90 percent or higher.
The ASR is the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years of initial collegiate enrollment and includes virtually all Division II student-athletes, including transfers and those not receiving athletic scholarships.
Two weeks ago it was announced that USciences' ASR of 94, well above the national average of 73, was tied for 10th in all of Division II.
It marked the 12th consecutive year that the Devils were in the top-10 of Division II, as well as the top-two of the 14-school Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
Five of University of the Sciences' 10 teams – women's basketball, women's cross country, men's golf, men's tennis and women's tennis – had a perfect ASR of 100.
Four other teams - Softball (94 ASR), baseball (91), men's cross country (89) and men's basketball (86) – all had ASR's above the Division II national average in their respective sport.
Notably, women's cross country, softball and men's tennis have had a perfect ASR of 100 in each of the 12 years in which USciences has appeared on the report.