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@GTAthletics Programs Continue to Make Grade in Latest NCAA APR

May 27, 2015

THE FLATS — Each of the Georgia Tech’s 17 athletics programs are in good standing, while eight teams posted perfect single-year scores according to the latest Academic Progress Rate statistics released Wednesday by the NCAA.

The latest NCAA APR report is based on scores from the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 academic years. The eight teams to post perfect single-year APR scores for 2013-14 were golf, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, volleyball, women’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track, and women’s cross country.

An impressive 13 of Georgia Tech’s 17 teams scored 980 or better out of a possible 1,000 points — men’s basketball (989), golf (1,000), softball (993), men’s swimming (1,000), women’s swimming (992), women’s tennis (984), volleyball (995), men’s outdoor track (988), men’s indoor track (988), men’s cross country (992), women’s outdoor track (980), women’s indoor track (980), and women’s cross country (994).

Eleven teams posted either identical or better scores from the previous APR release — men’s basketball, baseball, golf, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, volleyball, men’s outdoor track, men’s cross country, women’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track, and women’s cross country.

GEORGIA TECH APR SCORES BY SPORT 
Baseball 969
Men’s Basketball 989
Women’s Basketball 957
Men’s Cross Country 992
Women’s Cross Country 994
Golf 1000
Football 978
Softball 993
Men’s Swimming 1000
Women’s Swimming 992
Men’s Tennis 977
Women’s Tennis 984
Men’s Outdoor Track 988
Men’s Indoor Track 988
Women’s Outdoor Track 980
Women’s Indoor Track 980
Volleyball 995

Georgia Tech was tied for the ACC lead in both golf and men’s swimming, which earned APR Public Recognition last week. Football and softball both ranked fourth in the ACC, while men’s cross country and volleyball were tied for fifth.

Two Yellow Jackets teams were publicly honored last week for being among the top 10 percent in APR — golf and men’s swimming. Bruce Heppler’s golf teams have received an APR Public Recognition Award every year since 2006. It is the second consecutive year that men’s swimming has been publicly recognized.

ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATES (APR)
The APR provides a real-time metric established by the NCAA to measure the success or failure of college athletic teams in moving student-athletes towards graduation. College athletics programs that fail to achieve an APR score of 930 (four-year average) — equivalent to a 50 percent graduation rate — may be penalized with the loss of scholarships and postseason play. APR is calculated by allocating points for eligibility and retention each semester. Sports are graded on a four-year average, while the APR also calculates a single-year average. Only the four-year APR metric can result in NCAA penalties.

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