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Georgia Tech Continues Remarkable APR Success

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech student-athletes continue to achieve at a remarkable level academically, according to the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA on Tuesday.

APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all NCAA Division I sports teams. It measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. APR scores are measured on a scale of 1,000 with the threshold for penalties set at 930. The most recent multiyear scores are based on the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.

Highlights of Georgia Tech’s APR success include:

  • 14-of-15 sports programs* having multiyear APR scores that surpass the national average in their respective sport;
  • eight programs exceeding the national average in their respective sports by at least 10 points;
  • three programs – golf, men’s tennis and volleyball – with a perfect multiyear APR of 1,000;
  • 12-of-15 sports boasting a perfect single-year APR for the 2021-22 academic year.

Leading the way for Georgia Tech are its golf, men’s tennis and volleyball programs, which all have perfect multiyear APR scores of 1,000. Remarkably, Tech golf has had a perfect APR score of 1,000 each of the 19 years since the metric was introduced. Men’s tennis’ multiyear APR remains at 1,000 for the fifth-straight year, while volleyball boasts a 1,000 multiyear APR for the fourth time in the past seven years.

Golf, men’s tennis and volleyball are also among the 14 Tech programs that have multiyear APR scores that are above their sport’s national average. Eight programs exceed the national average in their sport by at least 10 points – men’s tennis (14 points above the national average), women’s track and field (+14), men’s basketball (+13), men’s cross country (+13), golf (+12), men’s track and field (+12), football (+10) and volleyball (+10).

Additionally, a whopping 12 of Tech’s 15 programs recorded a perfect single-year APR for 2021-22: men’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, golf, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s track and field, women’s track and field and volleyball.

“Congratulations to our student-athletes, as well as our coaches and staff – particularly our academic support team – on an impressive all-around showing in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate data,” Georgia Tech director of athletics J Batt said. “Academic success is a great point of pride here at Georgia Tech and this data is further evidence that our student-athletes do an incredible job of combining a world-class education with competing at the highest levels of intercollegiate athletics. Our entire community is proud of their achievements in the classroom.”

Due to the academic challenges caused by Covid-19, Public Recognition Awards (honoring programs that rank among the top 10% nationally in APR in their respective sports) and penalties for programs with APR scores below 930 remain suspended.

GEORGIA TECH MULTIYEAR APR SCORES (2018-19 through 2021-22) 

Golf: 1,000 (national average: 988)

Men’s Tennis: 1,000 (national average: 986)

Volleyball: 1,000 (national average: 990)

Women’s Track & Field: 998 (national average: 984)

Men’s Cross Country: 997 (national average: 983)

Women’s Cross Country: 997 (national average: 989)

Men’s Track & Field: 996 (national average: 974)

Women’s Swimming & Diving: 995 (national average: 992)

Women’s Tennis: 992 (national average: 991)

Men’s Swimming & Diving: 990 (national average: 985)

Softball: 989 (national average: 988)

Baseball: 982 (national average: 977)

Men’s Basketball: 980 (national average: 967)

Football: 978 (national average: 968)

Women’s Basketball: 960 (national average: 982)

* for APR reporting purposes, indoor and outdoor track and field are combined

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