For the second time in three years, Emory led the
country in two prestigious academic rankings for student-athletes.
Last school year, Emory was No. 1 in the nation among all NCAA schools
for most Verizon Academic All-Americans. Emory had nine, tying Rice
University in the program that honors the best and brightest student-athletes.
Emory also finished No. 1 for most NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
winners. The Eagles had eight while Stanford University was runner-up
with six. The scholarships are awarded to the best graduating student-athletes
who intend to pursue graduate school.
Combined with Emory’s No. 2 national finish for best all-around
athletics program, according to the NACDA Directors’ Cup standings,
the University was the only NCAA school in any division to finish
in the top five in all three categories.
Three years ago, Emory was No. 1 nationally in both Academic All-Americans
and postgraduate scholars. In 2001, the University ranked No. 2
in both categories.
In the last three years combined, Emory leads the country with 30
Academic All-Americans, tying it with the University of Nebraska
(Lincoln). In third place is the University of Notre Dame with 23.
Also during that time period, Emory is No. 1 nationally with 21
postgraduate scholars, four ahead of runner-up Stanford, and 11
ahead of third-place University of California-Davis.
Emory is one of seven schools in the nation—others include
Duke University, Stanford and Notre Dame—to place in the Top
20 both in the Directors’ Cup standings (second) and the latest
annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of best national
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