Five Tech teams honored by NCAA

The first part of the NCAA’s annual APR report is out and five Tech teams were recognized for being in the top 10 percent of their sports: baseball, men’s cross country, golf, women’s cross country and volleyball.

Overall, 841 teams were recognized by the NCAA. The APR, or Academic Progress Rate, provides “a real-time view of a team’s academic success by tracking the progress of each student-athlete during the school year. By measuring eligibility and retention each semester or quarter, the APR provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

“An APR score of 925 is the minimum level of academic success; teams scoring below 925 can lose scholarships and face other sanctions over time, including bans on postseason play.”

The rest of the scores are coming out later this spring.

You can find a searchable database for the scores here.

30 comments Add your comment

juvenal

May 18th, 2010
10:04 am

where will men’s b-ball rank?

juvenal

May 18th, 2010
10:05 am

not first, i imagine…

Dawglasville

May 18th, 2010
10:41 am

Congrats to the kids and the coaches who run those programs.

Jimmy

May 18th, 2010
11:08 am

Great, now we get to hear you Tech fools brag about how great your “student athletes” are when in reality we all know that over half of these athletes wouldn’t be attending any university if it weren’t for athletics.

So spare me the academic crap and tell me how you expect a gimmick offense to compete against the likes of real athletes of the UGA defense?

juvenal

May 18th, 2010
11:21 am

my Q is, will early nba departures,lower men’s b-ball ranking enough to cause scoly reduction, & is that “cause”?…

Jimmy

May 18th, 2010
11:21 am

..and before you Tech morons start spouting off about Tech acadmics, check out what Kenny Anderson had to say. He left Tech for the NBA, lost 60 mil, and recently graduated this past weekend from the Institute for Professional Studies at St. Thomas.

When talking about writing a paper for his class,

“I’d ask people for help,” Anderson said. “This wasn’t like college. They’d say, ‘I’ll give you an idea, but you have to do the work yourself.’”

LOL, there you have it folks. I’m not saying that UGA isn’t in the same boat. We all know they are.

My point is that for you Tech morons, who hang your hat on the “academics” of your university, are a joke.

Now that we’ve established the fact that your athletes are NOT there for academics, WHAT else do you have?? It’s certaintly not your winning prowess. lol

Just bow down Techies, and admit your athletic programs suck.

Now, you can start talking about how superior you think you are while ignoring my facts, in 3, 2, 1 ….

Jimmy

May 18th, 2010
11:26 am

In all seriousness, congrats to Mr. Anderson for at least going back to college and getting his degree.

jack

May 18th, 2010
11:31 am

wherever Kenny Anderson graduated from it beats UGAY..Anderson could have been one of those players to go straight from H.S. to the NBA but he chose to play for Cremins who knew he only had one year. Sometimes athletics keeps a kid off the streets and out of trouble no matter who they play for. Basketball has helped many in that area. Not sure why UGAY wants to spout their bitterness so much on these blogs. Get over it.

Jimmy

May 18th, 2010
12:13 pm

Jack,

Are you refering to my comments?? Trust me, i’m not a UGA grad. I just find it hilarious that Techies try to make themselves look better by saying their athletes attend Tech for the academics while athletes for UGA only attend because of athletics.

It’s BS. This is a SPORTS blog. Sounds like an inferiority complex by Tech alumni to me.

spider

May 18th, 2010
12:32 pm

hey ajc, please stop writing good things about GT, apparently it upsets jimmy and the rest of his dawg freinds too much

Jimmy

May 18th, 2010
12:41 pm

Spider, i’m talking to you. Shut up and go get me a glass of water.

spider

May 18th, 2010
12:44 pm

jimmy i wont shut up, i spent 14 months of living hell in south vietnam in 67-68 so people in this country could have freedom of speech and i fully intend to use my freedom of speech, im pretty sure i earned it.

Jimmy

May 18th, 2010
1:00 pm

Spider,

You didn’t get my joke. Spider was the name of the waiter in “Goodfellas.” The mob movie w/ Joe Pesci and Robert Deniro??

Pesci’s character tell’s “Spider” to shut up and get him some water. Obviously you never saw the movie. My bad.

And thank you sir for serving our country.

juvenal

May 18th, 2010
1:40 pm

Jimmy, congrats, you actually attempted an original remark;guess spider did not think you had one in you…& i add my gratitude to yours for spider’s service….guess it’s a waste that SAT’s of Tech football players at the top of public institutions in 1A(source-ajc…)

Spike

May 18th, 2010
1:42 pm

The moron on this blog is you, jimmy. Did you attend the cesspool known as fuga? I quite doubt it. You must be a government supported nere do well.

Spike

May 18th, 2010
1:53 pm

Nobody on this blog feels inferior to any stupid dog fan. You can bet Anderson wishes he had reamined at Tech and obatained a degree, but stupid is as stupid does.

AlabamaRamblinwreck

May 18th, 2010
3:24 pm

Football is all we want!!

DoDog

May 18th, 2010
3:49 pm

Four years ago, I attended a GT Alumni chapter meeting, where Chan Gailey was the speaker. He mentioned that, each year, the Institute allowed him 7 scholarships for ballplayers who would not otherwise meet Tech’s entrance requirements. And he said, “This year, we didn’t use any of the seven.” So get some facts before exploding your opinions all over this site, eh?

RAMBLE ON!!!

May 18th, 2010
4:38 pm

Jimmy, you’re not funny. As a matter of fact, you’re a douche bag. Of course we know you’re not a UGAg grad., I wondering about highschool.

Thanks be to spider.

Congrats to the baseball, men’s cross country, golf, women’s cross country and volleyball.

Where is our Mens Basketball Team…you know the one coach by Paul Phewitt with ONE winning ACC season in 10, who is making 1.3 million a year?

JB

May 18th, 2010
5:10 pm

Yes, the moron on the blog is Jimmy. Some congratulations to the students that are the subject matter of this blog would be appropriate. All that Jimmy has proven is that he can be inappropriate and that he has some inferiority complex about Tech students and alumni. That is obvious when he uses “moron” to describe Tech alumni; I don’t know of any “morons” that qualified for admission into Tech. Although it is obvious that where ever Jimmy went to school they are apparently quite common, as he is evidence of the same. What a tool!

Jaded Jacket

May 18th, 2010
5:25 pm

I didn’t see UGA listed on any of the lists I looked at. In fact, SEC schools were barely represented at all.

Randy

May 18th, 2010
10:11 pm

Jimmy- there is an inverse relationship between “tough guy” bloggers and the size of a man. You are a little girl

Buzz29

May 18th, 2010
11:08 pm

Congrats to the student-athletes and the coaches. Keep up the success in the classroom and the field!

Go Jackets!

gt

May 19th, 2010
9:17 am

more like ugay morons and dogtards from inbredville

Jimmy

May 19th, 2010
12:08 pm

Inferiority complex? me? ha!

Quite the contrary, All of you Tech morons on here insulting me prove it’s you w/ the complex.

The need to attack my opinion just verifies that Techies love to use excuses like, “well our football team isn’t as good as UGA because we actually have athletes that are here to be students first.”

It’s BS. Of course there are some rare exceptions. The fact is that most of your football and basketball players are there to play their respective sport only.

Of course since you hang your hats on the academic value of your school, and your athletes don’t really give a crap about your said values, what else do you have? Nothing! Your teams suck! Don’t hate because I speak the truth.

So get off your high horses and stop acting like your superior to fanbases of other teams.

Oh, and btw, of course I didn’t graduate from Georgia. Although I side w/ them because at least they admit it’s just about athletics, not academics. We are on a sports blog afterall!

I’m an alumnus from the University of Houston. The state of Texas rules!

Luke

May 19th, 2010
12:32 pm

Oh Jimmy. You silly Texan you. Congratulations to the Georgia Tech teams that prove that academics is a part of their college experience. I’m not going to see that they are there solely for academics, because that is far from true. I would know because I’m a current student. A majority of them are management majors. But the academics do play a major role in their decision to come to school. For instance, OL Mike Johnson is an Architecture major, while SP Jed Bradley is an Aerospace Engineering major. As much as people do not think that athletes do not come here for academics, it IS a factor in their decision to come to the Institute. And yes we are on a sports blog Jimmy, and in doing so, we are praising student-athletes on their outstanding achievements in the classroom, because its even more amazing that they can play their respective sports while doing well in school, especially at Tech. Its no cake walk.

Jimmy

May 19th, 2010
12:38 pm

Luke,

I’ll agree w/ you. My entire point was not to bash the athletes. They do have more intelligence than their counterparts for UGA, on the average, i’m sure.

My point was to bash morons like “Ramble On” and the like who constantly belittle UGA(or other schools) fan bases soley on the fallacy that their athletes are somehow better than others based on academics.

I don’t get it, are they trying to live vicariously through Tech athletes because they were called nerds in high school?? Get a life people.

Wreckmaniac

May 19th, 2010
11:23 pm

Jimmy You’re so cute. Have you ever accomplished anything ?

Jimmy

May 20th, 2010
11:07 am

ahhhhh yes, Wreckmaniac, another of the lunatic fringe along w/ his sissyboytoy ‘RambleOn.’
Go blow yourself, ahole.

messin with sasquatch

May 24th, 2010
11:54 am

another terry graduate speaks