June 5, 2013
ATHENS -- Four 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. Three of the four Bulldog teams scored a perfect 1000: gymnastics, women's swimming and diving, and men's golf. The UGA men's basketball team scored a 990.
"It's very gratifying to see these teams rewarded for their efforts, and achievements, in the academic mission of the Athletic Association," said Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.
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 June 11.