Georgia Athletics: APR Rates Among SEC’s Top Five In 11 Sports

Greg McGarity, Photo by Sonny Kennedy, http://www.sonnykennedyphotography.com/

Eleven University of Georgia sports teams were among the top five in the Southeastern Conference in the annual NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) released Tuesday. Three Bulldog sports earned the top ranking among SEC schools.

With perfect scores of 1,000, the UGA men’s golf, women’s gymnastics, and women’s swimming and diving teams were tops in the SEC. The Bulldog men’s basketball team, with a score of 990, was second best in the SEC while men’s swimming and diving (985) and men’s indoor track and field (971), were third best in the league. Georgia’s football (968), women’s indoor track and field (994), and women’s outdoor track and field (994) teams were fourth best in the SEC. Two Bulldog teams finished fifth best in the SEC: men’s outdoor track and field (966) and women’s cross country (995).

The Academic Progress Rate, now in its eighth year, measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. It also serves as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12 academic years.

NCAA sports that fall below the established point cutoff of 930 are subject to penalties including scholarship reductions. UGA will not incur any penalties as all 20 NCAA Bulldog sports were significantly above the cutoff score.

“It takes great teamwork to be successful in anything and this is a good example of teamwork among our student-athletes, academic counseling staff, and our coaches,” said UGA Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “We congratulate our student-athletes on their achievement and are committed to continuing to strive for improvement every day.”

While all Georgia sports were well above the established cutoff, three repeated a perfect 1000 and 10 others actually increased their team scores over last year‹ men’s outdoor track & field and women’s basketball; along with eight that recorded their best scores ever, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s swimming and diving, women’s golf, women’s swimming and diving, women’s indoor track and field, and women’s outdoor track and field.

UGA SPORT/APR Scores

Baseball – 966
Men’s Basketball – 990
Men’s CC – 983
Football – 968
Men’s Golf ­ 1000
Men’s Swim — 985
Men’s Tennis — 965
Men’s I T&F — 971
Men’s O T&F — 966

Women’s Basketball — 979
Women’s C.C. — 995
Women’s Golf — 985
Gymnastics — 1000
Softball — 972
Soccer — 984
Women’s Swim — 1000
Women’s Tenn — 974
Women’s I T&F — 994
Women’s O T&F — 994
Volleyball — 979

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