Kenyon earns power rankingKenyon has earned recognition in the recently released National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) Top 25 Power Ranking, which honors colleges for exceptional achievement in both athletics and academics. The College was listed at number twenty-three in the second annual national ranking, which evaluated all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III institutions.
The NCSA determines the Power Ranking by taking into account an institution's Sears Cup athletic rank, its U.S. News and World Report academic rank, and its student-athlete graduation success. The College made the Top 25 list by virtue of its forty-sixth-place standing in the 2003-04 Sears Cup competition, its place as number thirty in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of national liberal-arts colleges last year, and its superior graduation rate.
"At Kenyon, administrators, coaches, and faculty all pay close attention to maintaining student-athletes' achievement in the classroom, and I believe this ranking is a reflection of that awareness," said Peter Smith, director of athletics, fitness, and recreation. "NCAA Division III keeps growing larger, but we have not lost sight of the fact that it is possible to excel in athletics without sacrificing academic success."
Kenyon was one of just two institutions from Ohio to make the NCSA Top 25 and was the only representative from the North Coast Athletic Conference. In an overall ranking, which included nearly 1,200 institutions from all NCAA divisions, Kenyon earned a spot at number fifty-five.