3 Tech teams commended for APR scores

The golf, women’s cross country and men’s tennis teams were recognized by the NCAA for having Academic Progress Rates (APR) in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

The golf team has been recognized every year that the NCAA has charted APR scores, a seven-year run. Every senior that has played for coach Bruce Heppler has graduated.

It is the third consecutive citation for the women’s cross country, coached by Alan Drosky. The men’s tennis team, coached by Kenny Thorne, received its first honor.

APR measures academic eligibility and retention.

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

16 comments Add your comment


June 14th, 2012
4:33 pm

2nd cause I figured that by the time I wrote this I wouldn’t be first.

Bemused Tech Student

June 14th, 2012
4:33 pm

Congrats from one student to a bunch of others on getting the grades!

Bemused Tech Student

June 14th, 2012
4:34 pm

Nope RocketCity, you are 1st. I was second.


June 14th, 2012
4:37 pm

I was wrong. I beat BTS by seconds.
And Congratulations to the mentioned Tech Teams. It’s hard enough to graduate from Tech without the added pressure of a major sports commitment.
My hat’s off to the Golf, Cross country and Tennis teams.


June 14th, 2012
4:41 pm

I got a pretty good APR myself from Quicken Loans. 3.75% for 15 years.

5150 UOAD

June 14th, 2012
4:57 pm

Well I do Have 1 question. How many of these players are on Full Scholarship?

Congrats to all the STUDENT Athletes.

FL Jacket

June 14th, 2012
7:25 pm

If I’m not mistaken, the Tech Golf team has an APR of 1000 (perfect).


June 14th, 2012
9:43 pm

i still don’t get the point of writing FIRST. or second in this case.

if u have nothing else to say, why comment?


June 15th, 2012
8:01 am

Big Deal…. Nobody CARES….

GT Lee

June 15th, 2012
10:04 am

spoken like a true fan, gt4ever

Tech Troll 13

June 15th, 2012
11:23 am

I think it is a big deal. Congratulations to these athelets that mange the rigors of college competition and make above average progress toward graduation.


June 16th, 2012
7:55 am

i kinda was hoping the men’s football and basketball team were on this list since they play like…..I figured they were worried about class instead of what got them their free ride to a major college with prestige. my bad.

Ted DiBiase

June 16th, 2012
10:05 am

The football team will be on the list in a couple of years. APR has been VERY high under Johnson. It was much lower under Gailey, however.

Note that this is a 7-year score, so both coaches are counted.

Once Johnson has been here 7 years, rest assured we will have one of the highest in FBS.

Supersize that order, mutt

June 16th, 2012
10:19 am

@ Ted DiBiase…….I think the basketball team APR will improve considerably under Gregory too.

old dog

June 18th, 2012
1:17 pm

@ michael;
That was funny. We had a few roundballers who couldn’t fall off a log in a lake and find water…..hopefully we will improve!


June 19th, 2012
12:23 pm

Women’s tennis isn’t on the list. Ken, can you find out where they rank?