Bucknell takes great pride in its commitment to excellence on and off the playing fields. From Presidents’ Cups to Academic All-Americans to graduation rates that are ranked annually in the national top-10, Bucknell is clearly at the head of the class when it comes to upholding the scholar-athlete ideal.

• According to federal data released by the NCAA each fall, Bucknell’s student-athlete graduation rate annually ranks in the top 10 among all Division I institutions. Bucknell has led the nation in graduation rates three times and ranked second in the most recent survey in the fall of 2016.

• All 27 Bison varsity teams easily met the NCAA’s Academic Performance Rate (APR) standards once again last year. In fact, 15 programs boast perfect scores in the four-year rolling average. Bucknell received 15 NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) National Recognition Awards, the sixth-highest total among all Division I institutions.

• Bucknell has claimed a league-high 149 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year since the league’s inception as an all-sports conference in 1990-91.

• A total of 417 Bison appeared on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2016-17 after recording a GPA of 3.2 or better during their sport’s competition season. Among all BU student-athletes, 313 made the Dean’s List with GPAs of 3.5 or better during the spring 2017 semester.

• In addition to the 132 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans produced since 1970, Bucknell has also claimed 364 Academic All-District honorees over the same span, including nine in 2016-17.

• Bucknell has earned 109 Patriot League championships in 27 years in the league. In addition, Bucknell has had 133 conference players of the year, 120 PL coaches of the year and a whopping 635 individual league champions from sports such as cross country, track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and golf.

• 26 of Bucknell’s 27 varsity squads posted team GPAs of 3.0 or better in the spring of 2017.

• Bucknell has captured the Patriot League Presidents’ Cup, signifying the league’s all-sports champion, 18 times in the 27-year history of the affiliation, including 14 of the last 20 years.

• Bucknell ranks in the top 10 nationally in total number of CoSIDA Academic All-America selections with 132.