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Siena's Student-Athletes Perform Among MAAC's Elite in Classroom

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Aug. 4, 2006

According to reports released by the MAAC office and the Siena College, 27% of Siena's student-athletes were named to the MAAC Honor Roll, released earlier this week. That percentage tied for the third highest among the MAAC's 10 member schools. The accomplishment capped off a banner year for academic success achieved by Siena's student-athletes.

A total of 84 of Siena's 316 student-athletes were named to the MAAC Honor Roll.

According to the spring grade report produced by the department, 61 student-athletes were named to the President's List, which requires a term index of 3.55-4.0. An additional 52 student-athletes earned Dean's List recognition, registering a term GPA of 3.3-3.549. The 113 student-athletes honored represent 35% of Siena's student-athlete pool.

"We have very ambitious goals regarding our student-athletes academic performance," director of athletics John D'Argenio said. "Not only do we want to rank among the top achieving schools in our conference, but it is our goal to have our student-athletes receive national recognition for their success in the classroom as well. The 2005-2006 academic year was another positive step in that direction."

Siena ranked tied for fifth among all Division I schools in the inaugural graduation success rate report furnished by the NCAA office in February.

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