Oct. 14, 2008
Bloomington, Ind. - -
Student-athletes at Indiana University who enrolled from 1998-2001 earned a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 81 percent, a figure which exceeds the NCAA Division I rate which is 78 percent.
The Graduation Success Rate was developed by the NCAA as part of its academic reform initiative to more accurately assess the academic success of student-athletes. It measures those student-athletes who have completed their degree requirements over a six-year period. For full results of all institutions visit www.ncaa.org.
"We are proud of the student-athletes who have upheld the reputation of excellence in the classroom and in competition that has long been associated with Indiana University.," said IU Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan. "These measures indicate we still remain above our peers when it comes to highly successful and motivated individuals achieving the ultimate goal of graduation. We applaud their determined efforts."
Under the GSR calculation, institutions are not penalized for outgoing transfer students who leave in good academic standing. These outgoing transfers are essentially passed to the receiving institution's GSR cohort. It also counts incoming transfer students and midyear enrollees.
Among the highlights at IU:
Men's and Women's Golf, Rowing, Women's Soccer and Women's Tennis either lead the conference or were tied for the lead with their respective GSR numbers
Men's Golf, Rowing, Women's Soccer and Women's Tennis all achieved a perfect GSR score
Football remains above the national average with a 68% GSR (national average is 66%)
Women's Basketball is also above the national average with an impressive 90% GSR
Men's Basketball is right at the national average with a 62% GSR. Coach Tom Crean's Marquette squad finished with a 100% GSR.
Baseball is also right at the national average for the entering class of 1998-2001 at 68%. Tracy Smith's program at Miami of Ohio was at 73%.
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