NCAA Announces Graduation Success Rate for 2003-06
Oct. 24, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Student-athletes at Indiana University who enrolled from 2003-06 scored a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 82 percent, an improvement of two percentage points, in the study that was released by the NCAA on Thursday, Oct. 24.
The GSR measures graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment.
Women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis and men's golf all finished with a perfect 100 percent score.
"Second only to playing by the rules, having student-athletes who earn Indiana University degrees is our highest priority," said Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "We are very pleased that we have improved our GSR score by two percentage points over last year and that five of our programs had a perfect GSR score of 100. These results reflect the strong commitment to academics shared by our coaches, staff and most importantly our student-athletes."
In looking at the overall NCAA Division I GSR, a total of 14 Indiana Athletics teams have scores that are equal to or greater than the NCAA Division I average. This includes baseball, men's cross country, men's track and field, football, men's golf, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving, women's cross country, women's track and field, women's golf, women's soccer, softball, women's swimming and women's tennis.
In June, the NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Indiana University also excelled. With 11 teams earning a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2011-12 academic year, Indiana University's 24 sports comfortably exceed NCAA required standards.
The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.
The 11 programs earning a perfect score for 2011-12 were men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's tennis, men's outdoor track, wrestling, women's golf, women's softball, women's soccer and women's tennis. With perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, the IU men's basketball, men's golf and women's tennis programs are tied for the top score nationally and in the Big Ten Conference. IU's men's basketball program was the only league school with a perfect score.
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