Campus News

Three UGA athletic teams recognized by NCAA for academic excellence

Three UGA varsity sports teams have been publicly recognized by the NCAA for outstanding achievement in the annual NCAA Academic Progress Rate report.

The recognition honors teams that scored in the top 10 percent of all teams across the country in each sport. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams and the women’s swimming and diving team scored a perfect 1000.

“We have a commitment to both the academic and athletic missions of the Athletic Association,” said Greg McGarity, the J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics at UGA. “Congratulations go to these three teams cited for academic achievement, which provides a great point of pride for the Athletic Association and the university.”

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.