U.S. News Ranks UH Manoa Athletics in Top 20 Nationwide

UH Athletics Listed in the Magazine's First College Sports Honor Roll

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Mar 11, 2002

U.S. News and World Report magazine - well-known for its rankings of undergraduate and graduate college academic programs - today issued its first-ever College Sports Honor Roll, and UH Mānoa athletics is ranked among the nation‘s top 20 programs.

The magazine collected data from all 321 colleges in the National Collegiate Athletic Association‘s Division I classification for the 2000-2001 academic year. It measured such things as:

Gender equity - a school‘s progress in providing athletic opportunities for women.

Win/loss records - including overall winning percentages for all men‘s and women‘s school-to-school sports, as well as the school‘s ranking in NCAA multi-school competitions.

Number of sports - men‘s and women‘s intercollegiate varsity sports in which the school participated.

Graduation rates - including student-athlete graduation rates over a six-year period, and the graduation rate for the class entering in 1994 compared with the overall student body.

"This is a tremendous honor for our coaches and administrators and the student-athletes who are responsible for the successes the program has enjoyed over the last several years," said University of Hawaiʻi President Evan S. Dobelle. "We are especially pleased to be ranked with such well-respected programs as Stanford, Michigan, Duke and Penn State - and I‘m convinced our standing and reputation across the country will only get better in the years ahead."

"America‘s Best College Sports Programs" is the cover story of the March 18th issue of U.S. News & World Report. See the story online at www.usnews.com.