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Graduation Success Rate improves to 84 percent for all UGA student-athletes

UGA student-athletes graduated at a rate of 84 percent in the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate survey period according to figures from the NCAA. That’s up from 83 percent a year ago and is the highest graduation percentage for UGA student-athletes since the GSR was implemented in 2005. UGA’s overall graduation rate of  84 percent ranks fifth best among all 14 Southeastern Conference schools.

Among SEC schools, UGA was first in three sport categories: gymnastics (100 percent), women’s swimming and diving (100 percent) and women’s tennis (100 percent). UGA was in the top five among SEC schools in four other sports: football (fifth, 75 percent), men’s golf (fourth, 90 percent), men’s swimming and diving (fourth, 82 percent), and soccer (fourth, 96 percent).

Nine more UGA sports teams scored 90 percent or higher: men’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s cross country/track and field, gymnastics, soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and volleyball. The biggest jump in ­graduation rates was ­recorded by men’s basketball (from 63 percent to 71 percent), men’s tennis (from 63 percent to 75 percent) and equestrian (from 71 percent to 84 percent).