UCONN ATHLETICS POSTS NCAA GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE OF 92 PERCENT
HUSKIES IMPROVE UPON LAST YEAR’S MARK OF 90 PERCENT
STORRS, Conn. -Eight University of Connecticut athletics teams posted perfect Graduation Success Rates (GSR) and a total of 15 squads performed at 90 percent or higher, as announced by the NCAA on Tuesday, November 17.
Teams that earned a GSR score of 100 percent included women's basketball, field hockey, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's tennis, men's hockey, men's soccer and men's tennis.
The GSR data shows the percentage of student-athletes earning a degree within six years of entering college. The NCAA developed the GSR to account for student-athletes not tracked by the federal graduation rate, which includes transfers into UConn and student-athletes who transferred from UConn in good academic standing. 2020 GSR numbers are based on entering classes from 2010 to 2013.
UConn had an overall GSR score of 92 percent, which eclipsed last year's mark of 90 percent and the 2018 GSR of 89 percent.
"Our student-athletes' performance in the classroom continues to be exceptional and is representative of their tremendous work ethic," director of athletics David Benedict said. "I would like to thank our SASP staff for their dedication to our student-athletes and our head coaches for fostering a culture that values academic achievement."