Villanova student-athletes soar on the field and in the classroom
Spring 2023 marked the 40th straight semester in which Villanova student-athletes have earned a grade point average above 3.0–a remarkable 20-year streak. This milestone comes on the heels of the announcement in fall 2022 that Villanova had set a new program record with a 99 percent NCAA Graduation Success Rate for 2012–2015.
The GSR data point measures the percentage of student-athletes who entered college on institutional aid (athletics-based or otherwise) during that period and graduated within six years. Villanova has the highest GSR among all BIG EAST programs and is one of only five schools nationally to have an overall score of 99 percent or higher.
Seven Wildcat student-athletes qualified for the NCAA Division I Track and Field National Championships in June in Austin, Texas. Villanova Track and Field athletes stood out on the national stage, with two jumpers coming home with particularly high honors.
Malik Cunningham ’23 MA tallied the best finish by a member of the Villanova Men’s team in a jumping event since 1979. He placed seventh in the triple jump, earning first team All-America honors. Junior Roschell Clayton (pictured above) was named second team All-American when she tied for 14th place at the meet in the high jump.