Tech programs with strong numbers in latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate report


Texas Tech had nine programs either improve or maintain their GSR score from the previous year, led by men's golf, men's tennis, women's basketball, women's tennis and volleyball who were all at 100 percent.

"We're proud of the success our student athletes have made in the classroom", Tech Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt said in the release.

One of Barnhart's goals for UK Athletics is a composite 3.0 grade-point average for all student-athletes. 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. For the four-class average (classes entering Ohio State between 2007-10), the GSR for Buckeye student-athletes was 86 percent.

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The NCAA's Academic Performance Rates will be released in the spring 2018 semester. Men's basketball federal rate was a 42-point improvement over the federal rate of 33 while women's basketball improved on the federal rate of 47 by 43 points.

Student-athletes at the University of Nevada are graduating at a record-high rate of 81 percent, according to the NCAA's Graduation Success Rate report announced today.

Eleven teams (baseball, men's basketball, football, golf, men's skiing, men's tennis, women's basketball, cross country/track, gymnastics, women's tennis and volleyball) exceeded the overall Division I GSR for their sport. The NCAA also calculates the federal graduation rate for student-athletes because it is the only rate by which to compare student-athletes with the general student body. This calculation makes it a more complete and accurate look at student-athlete success. Student-athletes who leave an institution while in good academic standing before exhausting athletics eligibility are removed from the cohort of their initial institution. The GSR subtracts student-athletes who depart for allowable exclusions (e.g. official church mission), as well as those who transfer but would have been academically eligible to compete had they returned to the institution. The Marsha Sharp Center for Student-Athletes provides space for private study, computer labs, supplemental instruction classrooms and a private conferencing area for tutoring and mentoring appointments. The staff is dedicated to guiding each student athlete through college from time of enrollment into the college to graduation.