NCAA APR Shows UGA Among SEC’s Top Six in 12 Sports

Twelve University of Georgia sports teams were among the top six 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.

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

The Academic Progress Rate, now in its ninth 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 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and ’2012-13 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 the commitment of coaches, academic counseling and student services staff, and the student-athletes themselves to be successful,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity. “This is a good example of how that teamwork can bring positive results.”

While all Georgia sports were well above the established cutoff, three repeated a perfect 1000 and seven others actually increased their team scores over last year—baseball, men’s cross country, men’s tennis, men’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field, women’s cross country, and women’s golf. All seven of those that increased their scores recorded the highest score in the nine years since the APR was instituted by the NCAA.


Baseball – 968
Men’s Basketball – 986
Men’s C.C. – 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

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications

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    May 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Great job gang; Just keep it up!!

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