Go back

In the media

An editorial published in the April 2, 2007, edition of The Leaf-Chronicle praised the mens basketball team for posting a 67 percent graduation rate.

The Govs matched the graduation rate of the University of Florida, which captured its second championship in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, April 2. Florida had the highest rate of any Final Four team.

APSU also matches the percentage of Vanderbilt, which made the Sweet 16 on the court, according to the local opinion.
An editorial published in the April 2, 2007, edition of The Leaf-Chronicle praised the men's basketball team for posting a 67 percent graduation rate.

The Govs matched the graduation rate of the University of Florida, which captured its second championship in the NCAA Tournament on Monday, April 2. Florida had the highest rate of any Final Four team.

APSU also matches the percentage of Vanderbilt, which made the Sweet 16 on the court, according to the local opinion.

In addition to classroom achievement, the Govs have had “consistent success on the court,” The Leaf-Chronicle said.

“APSU is doing it right, on the court and in the classroom,” the editorial stated. “Success in moving athletes to graduation and preparing them for life is a testament to the university's commitment to its students and its academic mission.”

The graduation rates were recorded in the 2006 NCAA graduation report covering a six-year period for players who received athletics financial aid and entered college as freshmen in 1999-2000.

Dr. David Kanervo, professor and chair of political science and sociology, and Dr. Greg Rabidoux, assistant professor of law, were quoted in a story about consolidating city and county governments in the March 28, 2007, issue of the Todd County Standard in Elkton, Ky.

The story was part of a series that focused on whether Elkton and Todd County would benefit as a unified entity. The professors offered their expert comments on the matter.