Thursday, 23 November, 2017

Auburn athletics posts highest Graduation Success Rate in program history

Rutgers turned in solid numbers in the latest Graduation Success Rate report released by the NCAA Rutgers turned in solid numbers in the latest Graduation Success Rate report released by the NCAA
Angelica Greene | 10 November, 2017, 00:55

Leading the way is head coach Bruce Heppler " s golf program, which has posted a 100-percent GSR for 13-straight years since the metric was introduced in "05.

To calculate GSR, the NCAA considers whether athletes graduate within six years of entering a program.

Texas Tech announced on Wednesday that its athletic department finished the 2016-17 year with an 82 percent graduation success rate.

The latest GSR cohort includes student-athletes that enrolled at Georgia Tech from 2007-10. USU's women's cross country/track programs (97), basketball team (92), softball team (92), gymnastics program (91), men's cross country/track programs (88), women's tennis team (88) and volleyball team (82) also excelled within the framework.

Five Rutgers programs - women's basketball, field hockey, gymnastics, women's lacrosse and women's swimming - earned flawless GSR scores.

"Our student-athletes continue to work hard in the classroom", Chris Uchacz, associate athletic director for academic services and career development, said in a statement.

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Among the six Division-I schools in the state of Utah, Utah State ranked first in GSR, ahead of Utah (90), Southern Utah (80), BYU (78), Weber State (77) and Utah Valley (74).

One of Barnhart's goals for UK Athletics is a composite 3.0 grade-point average for all student-athletes. "The support and encouragement they receive through the commandant and his staff and the academic dean and all of our outstanding professors and instructors is extraordinary and provides tremendous motivation to be successful morally, mentally and physically". It also matched the 2002 and 2016 rates as the highest in school history.

Furthermore, women's cross country/track programs ranked first in the Mountain West, while golf, soccer and men's tennis programs all tied for first in the conference.

"Loyola student-athletes represent some of the best and brightest in the nation", Donna Woodruff, the school's assistant vice president and director of athletics, said in a statement. Graduation is on the rise with an average of 100 student-athletes each year earning their degree. The UConn score is also two points above the national Division I average.

The record mark shows a two-point rise from last year's score of 79 percent in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and the 81 percent tops the previous high-water mark of 80 percent, which the Wolf Pack had twice hit previously.

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