Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Georgia Graduation Success Rate Improves To 79 % for All Student-Athletes

University of Georgia student-athletes graduated at a rate of 79% in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) survey period according to figures released Tuesday by the NCAA. That’s up from 77% a year ago and is the highest score for the Dawgs since the GSR was implemented in 2005.

In the GSR four-year average rate, University of Georgia athletic teams improved in ten sports including baseball, men’s basketball, men’s cross country/track and field, men’s tennis, women’s cross country/track and field, soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, volleyball, and equestrian. Four sports remained the same and three experienced small declines. Women’s gymnastics and women’s tennis both repeated their 2010 scores of 100 percent.

The four-year average rate includes not only freshmen but transfers in and out of the institution. The current report tracks the freshman classes of 2001-2002-2003-2004.

“We’re glad to see our trend upward in most every sport continue and especially the dramatic improvement in our sports over the last five year period,” said Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “It’s obvious our coaches and academic counseling staff over the last several years have been diligent in their support of our student-athletes and their success. It’s extremely gratifying to have 13 of our 17 sports improve or remain the same from last year and the decline in the other four was minimal. While most of the report is encouraging in the big picture, we still have plenty of room to continue improving and will remain totally committed to working hard with our student-athletes in all academic areas.”

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