May 8, 2014
ATHENS ---- Three University of Georgia varsity sports teams have been publicly recognized by the NCAA for outstanding achievement in the annual NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) report.
The recognition honors teams that scored in the top ten percent of all teams across the country in each sport. All three Bulldog teams scored a perfect 1000: gymnastics, women's swimming and diving, and men's golf.
"We are committed to the academic mission of the Athletic Association as well as our athletic mission," said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of AthleticsGreg McGarity. "It's always a point of pride when any of our teams are cited for academic achievement and congratulations are in order for these three teams."
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention, and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
The NCAA will release its full APR report on May 14.