Florida Tech Named Among Top 50 Schools in United States for Student-Athletes

By  //  December 16, 2018

RANKED fourth IN Sunshine State Conference

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BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech has been named one of Top 50 schools in the U.S. for student-athletes, according to Next College Student-Athlete (NCSA), the country’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network.

NCSA Power Rankings offer a comprehensive analysis of the top NCAA and NAIA programs across the country. Colleges and universities are ranked overall and broken out by division and sport into the Top 50 or Top 100 schools for 2018.

For the first time, NCSA Power Rankings were calculated using proprietary NCSA Favorites data representing the schools chosen by the over 2 million student-athletes on the NCSA network.

Additionally, rankings are determined by general academic rankings based off of U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges as well as IPEDS graduation rate rankings.

Florida Tech ranked No. 36 among all Division II colleges and universities based on the 2018 NSCA Power Rankings. Additionally, 16 Panther athletic teams were recognized among the Top 50 nationally in DII for their individual sport:

#10 – Women’s Rowing
#15 – Football
#18 – Men’s Lacrosse
#18 – Men’s Swimming
#22 – Women’s Swimming
#28 – Men’s Golf
#29 – Women’s Lacrosse
#31 – Women’s Golf
#32 – Men’s Tennis
#33 – Men’s Track
#38 – Women’s Tennis
#39 – Baseball
#39 – Men’s Soccer
#41 – Men’s Basketball
#45 – Softball
#49 – Women’s Soccer

“At NCSA, we believe the most important part of the recruiting process is finding the right college fit for each student-athlete,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman.

“Being a collegiate student-athlete is about more than sports, it is also about getting a degree that will set you up for success later in life. The NCSA Power Rankings are a valuable tool that can help student-athletes find exactly what they’re looking for in a school.”

NCSA Power Rankings were first developed over a decade ago to help student-athletes and their families narrow their college search and find the right school to achieve academic and athletic success.

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Florida Tech ranks fourth among Sunshine State Conference schools in the NCSA Power Rankings.

The Panthers are joined by Rollins (5th), Tampa (13th), Florida Southern (17th), Embry-Riddle (37th), Eckerd (39th), Palm Beach Atlantic (77th), Nova Southeastern (95th), and Saint Leo (98th).

Click here to view the complete list of 2018 Division II College Power Rankings.