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Tennessee tops list of perfect graduation rates

March 19, 2008

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— Top-seeded Tennessee leads 12 women's teams in the NCAA Tournament with perfect graduation rates.

A report released Tuesday found the Lady Vols graduated all their players during a four-year period. Other schools with perfect graduation rates from 1997-2001 were Bucknell, Marist, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Robert Morris, San Diego, Syracuse, Texas and Vanderbilt.

Only one men's NCAA Tournament team - Western Kentucky - studied by Richard Lapchick, head of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, achieved perfect graduation success.

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