SALISBURY, Md. – The Salisbury University football team was ranked sixth in College Athletic Advisor's Top 20 Programs that inspire.
Salisbury was recognized from a group of over 500 four-year football programs in NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and the NAIA.
Rankings for the "Programs That Inspire" list were based on a subjective assessment of student experience in the holistic development of student-athletes in the institution; academic achievement and support for the academic success of student-athletes; overall college experience for participants within the program; and affordability, graduation rates and student satisfaction.
Although College Athletic Advisor's list is subjective, the organization believes these rankings "present an informed starting point for a discussion about where student-athletes can excel as 'triple-threat' competitors (academics, athletics, and socially) in college and in their future lives."
Salisbury ranked third among Division III programs in the Top 20. Saint John's (Minn.) University topped the list while University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh sat third.
Under the direction of Sherman Wood, in his 22nd season, Salisbury is coming off a 2019 season where the team finished with an 11-1 overall record and a perfect 7-0 record in the New Jersey Athletic Conference to win the conference championship and the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The Sea Gulls made it all the way to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament during their postseason run.
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