Three UGA teams cited in APR recognition announcement

Athens, Ga. – Three University of Georgia 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 ten percent of all teams across the country in each sport. Both the gymnastics and women’s swimming and diving teams scored a perfect 1000 and men’s basketball earned a score of 990.

“We are committed to the academic mission of the Athletic Association as well as our athletic mission,” said UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg 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 27.

The original release is available at www.georgiadogs.com/sports/w-gym/spec-rel/052015aaa.html.