The SWAC Academic Success Award is an award decided based upon each member institutions collective ranking in the categories of highest four-year Academic Progress Rate (apr) average, highest single year APR average, and highest Graduate Success Rate (GSR). TSU finished nearly four points ahead of its next competitor with a total of 26 points based upon the point scale system used to determine an institutional winner.
Texas southern University President Dr. Lesia L. Crumpton-Young, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. kevin granger, Assistant AD for Academic Enhancement Kimberly Evans, Evans' staff and TSU student-athletes were on hand to accept the award from SWAC Associate Commissioner for Internal Operations/SWA Adeanah Pooler.
“I want to thank our Academic Enhancement and Compliance Departments for their hard work in helping TSU achieve this feat as this is truly a team effort,” said Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Kevin Granger. “I would also like to congratulate our student-athletes for their commitment and focus in the classroom as they understand the true meaning of student-athlete.”