Latest APR numbers show Dogs are getting it done in classroom

ATHENS — Georgia athletes are getting it done in the classroom.

That was the findings of the NCAA in its annual Academic Progress Rate report, which was released Wednesday. All 20 of the Bulldogs’ sports met the NCAA’s minimum standards for eligibility, retention and graduation, with three of the teams posting perfect scores and 12 being ranked among the top six in the SEC.

“It takes the commitment of coaches, academic counseling and student services staff, and the student-athletes themselves to be successful,” Georgia Athletic Director Greg McGarity said. “This is a good example of how that teamwork can bring positive results.”

Georgia’s teams in men’s golf, women’s gymnastics and women’s swimming and diving teams had perfect scores of 1000. In addition, men’s basketball (3rd, 986), men’s indoor Track (3rd, 976), men’s outdoor track (3rd, 973), men’s cross country (5th, 985), women’s cross country (5th, 996), men’s swimming and diving (5th, 978), women’s golf (6th, 994), women’s indoor track and field (6th, 987), and women’s outdoor track and field (6th, 987) all finished in the top six.

Football ranked eighth (967) among the 14 SEC schools and women’s basketball was seventh (977). NCAA sports that fall below the established point cutoff of 930 are subject to penalties, including scholarship reductions. All of Georgia’s sports were significantly above the cutoff score. Football, women’s tennis and softball were the lowest among UGA’s teams at 967 each.

Georgia sports among the SEC’s top six include men’s golf (1st, 1000), gymnastics (1st, 1000), women’s swimming and diving (1st, 1000),  Among other sports, UGA women’s basketball ranked 7th (977) and football ranked 8th (967).

The APR index, now in its ninth year, is designed to serve as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 academic years.

UGA APR Scores

Baseball – 968
Men’s Basketball – 986
Men’s CC – 985
Football – 967
Men’s Golf – 1000
Men’s Swim — 978
Men’s Tennis — 982
Men’s I T&F — 976
Men’s O T&F — 973
Women’s Basketball — 977
Women’s C.C. — 996
Women’s Golf — 994
Gymnastics — 1000
Softball — 967
Soccer — 982
Women’s Swim — 1000
Women’s Tenn — 967
Women’s I T&F — 987
Women’s O T&F — 987
Volleyball — 979


View Comments 0