June 11, 2013
THE FLATS — The Academic Progress Report (APR), released Tuesday afternoon by the NCAA, confirmed that Georgia Tech’s APR scores have improved once again and are at a record high. For the 2011-12 school year, Yellow Jacket student-athletes collectively exceeded a score of 985, the highest score to date for Georgia Tech.
Highlights of the report include:
Seven teams scoring a perfect single-year APR score of 1,000.These include: golf, men’s swimming, women’s tennis, volleyball,men’s track and cross country. Last Wednesday the NCAA announcedthat for the first time ever Georgia Tech football has beenrecognized as a Top 10 percent performer in APR among all Division1 schools. Golf also received this recognition and continued itstreak of perfect APR scores of 1000 since APR’s inception. Elevenof the 17 Yellow Jacket sports teams either improved theirmulti-year APR or saw its score remain the same, compared to lastyear’s report. Football has a multi-year APR score of 983, itshighest since APR began. The increase from last year’s 974multi-year score can be largely attributed to the most recentsingle-year APR score of 997, another best for Tech football. Ofthe 329 possible APR points for football (retention and eligibilityfor each semester), football earned 328, just one point short of aperfect score for the 2011-12 year. Men’s basketball recorded a 978single-year APR, which helped improved its multi-year APR to a newhigh of 972.
“It is very encouraging to see that our Academic Progress Rate scores continue to climb each year, and that our student-athletes are excelling in the classroom,” Georgia Tech athletic director Mike Bobinski said. “Congratulations to all of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support personnel for their hard work and commitment to academic achievement.”
The APR numbers released today are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic. Each Fall and Spring(+Summer) semester student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one retention point for staying in school and one eligibility point for being academically eligible. A team’s total points are divided by the points possible and then multiplied by one thousand to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate score.