IU shows improvement in new GSR results

The latest Graduation Success Rate report is out and Indiana improved by 2 percent over the previous report. This one covers the period from 2004-07. The story also shows IU's most recent APR scores.

The latest Graduation Success Rate numbers are out and Indiana athletes scored a GSR of 84 percent for the period of 2004-07, the NCAA announced this week.

That’s a 2 percent improvement over the previous study in terms of IU student-athletes.

Here is a story put out today by the IU media relations department on the GSR and APR numbers.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Student-athletes at Indiana University who enrolled from 2004-07 scored a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 84 percent, an improvement of two percentage points, in the study that was released by the NCAA on Tuesday, Oct. 28.

The GSR measures graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment. Six programs finished with a perfect 100 score, including rowing, women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, and men's golf.

"Student-athletes who earn Indiana University degrees is one of our top priorities," said Indiana Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "We are tremendously pleased that we improved our GSR score for the third straight year and that six of our programs obtained a perfect score. Our coaches, academics staff and most importantly our student-athletes share a commitment to academics and these numbers reflect that."

In looking at the overall NCAA Division I GSR, a total of 14 Indiana Athletics teams have scores that are equal to or greater than the NCAA Division I average. This includes baseball, football, men's golf, men's cross country, men's track and field, rowing, volleyball, women's basketball, women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, women's cross country, and women's track and field.

In May, the NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) and Indiana University also excelled. With 15 teams earning a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2012-13 academic year, Indiana University's 24 sports comfortably exceed NCAA required standards.

The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

The 15 programs earning a perfect score for were men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's swimming, men's tennis, men's indoor track, men's outdoor track, women's indoor track, field hockey, women's outdoor track, women's softball, women's tennis, women's volleyball and water polo. With perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, the IU men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf and women's tennis programs are tied for the top score nationally and in the Big Ten Conference.

IU's men's basketball program was the only league hoops program with a perfect APR score and Coach Tom Crean has seen his squad earn four straight perfect scores, the only Big Ten men's basketball coach to achieve that status.

The NCAA also recognized the men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's outdoor track and field and women's tennis with an APR Public Recognition Award, which is given to high-performing teams that posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their particular sports.

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