Vandy No. 1, UGA No. 2 in SEC football academics (Plus: APR for all UGA sports, all SEC football teams)

Georgia posted the second best score among SEC football teams in the Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics released Wednesday by the NCAA.

UGA’s football team had an APR of 973 out of a possible 1,000, topped only by Vanderbilt’s 975 in the SEC. The national average for football teams was 944.

Georgia had the SEC’s highest scores in women’s basketball (1,000), men’s golf (1,000) and gymnastics (996). The baseball team posted Georgia’s lowest APR, 941.

The Bulldogs’ men’s basketball team recorded a score of 944, which ranked fifth among SEC teams. The national average for men’s basketball teams was 940.

All of Georgia’s 20 sports teams posted scores comfortably above the NCAA-mandated threshold of 925. Teams that post APR scores below 925 and have a player leave school ineligible can be assessed penalties, including loss of scholarships.

The APR is an NCAA-designed measure that assesses the eligibility, retention and graduation of athletes over a four-year period. The figures released Wednesday were based on the 2005-06 through 2008-09 academic years.

“We continue to perform well with our APR numbers, and that’s a testament to our student-athletes’ hard work as well as the efforts of everyone involved in supporting their academic endeavors,” Georgia athletics director Damon Evans said. “We are especially pleased with women’s basketball, gymnastics, and men’s golf ranking No. 1 among SEC schools. Additionally, football continues to perform at a high level, finishing just shy of the No. 1 spot in the conference. The improvement in scores from last year for 11 of our teams is also a great indicator for our programs moving forward.”

Here are the APR scores for each of the SEC football teams:

Vanderbilt 975

Georgia  973

Florida  971

LSU 965

Alabama 957

Kentucky 951

Tennessee  944

South Carolina 938

Mississippi State 939

Auburn  935

Arkansas 930

Mississippi 921

Here are the APR scores for each of the SEC men’s basketball teams:

Vanderbilt  980

Alabama 966

Florida  956

Kentucky 954

Georgia  944

Tennessee 935

Mississippi State  932

Mississippi  922

LSU 918

Auburn 916

South Carolina 908

Arkansas 886

And here are the APR scores for each of Georgia’s sports teams:

Men’s Golf  1000

Women’s Basketball  1000

Women’s Gymnastics  996

Women’s Cross Country  996

Women’s Tennis  984

Women’s Swimming  981

Men’s Cross Country  979

Women’s Track, Indoor  976

Women’s Track, Outdoor 976

Women’s Soccer  974

Women’s Volleyball 974

Football  973

Men’s Tennis  969

Softball  968

Men’s Swimming  961

Women’s Golf  961

Men’s Track, Indoor 958

Men’s Track, Outdoor  952

Men’s Basketball  944

Baseball  941

192 comments Add your comment

JB

June 9th, 2010
4:56 pm

Oh boy! I’m gonna love reading the comments, or lack there of, of the haters on this topic. Priceless!

HBTD!!!

Too Easy

June 9th, 2010
4:57 pm

No comment. The numbers speak for themselves.

harold

June 9th, 2010
4:57 pm

AT LEAST GEORGIA IS WINNING AT SOMETHING. GEORGIA IS NOT WINNING IN FOOTBALL OR BASKETBALL! TENNIS & LADIES SOFTBALL IS WINNING!

DDPO

June 9th, 2010
5:01 pm

The football team has this 2nd place concept down!

Did Jim Harrick Jr. get hired back as a professor?

Jan Kemp is rolling over in her grave…

Does that work for you, JB?

Eisendawg

June 9th, 2010
5:03 pm

Looks like Georgia is winning at alot of things to me, including recruiting. Oh, by the way, if you hit the caps lock button, you won’t have to have every letter capitalized. Probably didn’t cover typing in “sliderule classes”.

I get it

June 9th, 2010
5:04 pm

DDPO = dumb dumber peed off – with the world

KNelson

June 9th, 2010
5:06 pm

Funny ! UGA drops in wins but the GPA goes up !

Dawg man

June 9th, 2010
5:06 pm

Must have just been graded on one player, with all those dummies I’ve seen playing football and especially basketball, must have been the waterboys grades.

waterboy

June 9th, 2010
5:08 pm

Dawg man is no Dawg. Mama says he’s the devil!

DDPO

June 9th, 2010
5:11 pm

Not “peed off”, just amused. A lot of UGA fans (probably not alumni) scream to the other state school that their self proclaimed academic superiority doesn’t mean anything in regards to results on the football field. Now those same fans will state that their own football team’s academics are superior to the teams that produce better bottom line resutls than their own results?

Hypocrisy at its finest!

kevin

June 9th, 2010
5:11 pm

GTBABY = Harold = total dbag. Anyway, funny how you typically mock UGA fans for being ignorant and make fun of the school for being sub par. At least at UGA, they teach you where the caps lock key is. By the way, still 8 out of 9.

BG

June 9th, 2010
5:11 pm

Where is UT, UF and bama ranked on the apr scale??

DawginLex

June 9th, 2010
5:12 pm

Wasn’t Harold the name of a teddy bear in some movie?

bluecole

June 9th, 2010
5:12 pm

I hate to point out the obvious. . . but this report says nothing about the difficulty of the courses. For all we know, the SA’s are all taking Basketweaving 101. It is what it is. . . .but still, congrats to the SA’s. Good for you, not only to play at a high level, but perform in the classroom.

and so it goes

June 9th, 2010
5:12 pm

my guess is that APR number is inversely proportional to football wins.

Kevin Harvick

June 9th, 2010
5:13 pm

So based on overall athletics and overall academics combined, UGA is leading the chase!

Eisendawg

June 9th, 2010
5:15 pm

In the words of Harold, “WE ARE THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES!

DDPO

June 9th, 2010
5:18 pm

Eisendawg:

Since you seem to embrace the role of the grammer police, you might want to edit your own response before you respond.

“WE ARE THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES!”

Wouldn’t this be the correct response?

Delbert D.

June 9th, 2010
5:19 pm

bluecole – Go to the school web sites, read the players’ bios and see for yourself what they are majoring in. It is enlightening.

76-Dawg

June 9th, 2010
5:20 pm

Now you know why a lot of the top recruits don’t pick UGA in basketball and football. These kids are afraid they can’t cut it academically at UGA. I graduated in the 70’s and it wasn’t easy back then.

DP

June 9th, 2010
5:21 pm

BG, here’s a link to the APR scores for the SEC football programs from the NCAA website.

http://web1.ncaa.org/maps/aprRelease.jsp

AMSTERDAM SAM

June 9th, 2010
5:22 pm

The pup of jealousy draws water as bitter as quinine – keep drinking boys, for the well is getting deeper.

Yeah

June 9th, 2010
5:25 pm

We finally beat UF in something!

GT Alum

June 9th, 2010
5:27 pm

Second in the SEC in academics? Isn’t that kind of like being second in a beauty contest at a fat camp?

Paul in RDU

June 9th, 2010
5:28 pm

Congratulations to the UGA athletes – especially the football players – there is no shame in coming 2nd to Vandy. UGA is ahead of GT in the multi-year APR (973 to 967), but GT is improving under Johnson (last year was UGA 976, GT 957)

Tim Tucker

June 9th, 2010
5:31 pm

BG: I’ve added the APR scores for all of the SEC football teams to the end of the post above.

PJ

June 9th, 2010
5:36 pm

Vandy, Vandy, oh h*ll yeah!

One, two, free, fo, fi, them der Gator don't take no jive!

June 9th, 2010
5:37 pm

Aside from Vandy, the top 4 have probably been the best on the field, as well. Maybe there’s something to that.

Tomasina in Cedartown

June 9th, 2010
5:37 pm

Hello out there, can’t anyone figure it out? Why do you think UGA has so many “walk-ons”?

The walk-ons are screened to make sure they have the grades to pull all the illiterate morons’ grades up. These guys get uniforms and some practice time, and if UGA is ahead by thirty points with a minute to play, they might get to actually play for a couple of downs. Think “Rudy.”

UGA isn’t fooling anyone.

Reality Check

June 9th, 2010
5:38 pm

Now this stat is exactly fair to Alabama because when you kick someone off the team to make room for over signing it counts against you. So we need to give them 8 mulligans a year to even everything out.

Chiefdawg

June 9th, 2010
5:40 pm

I’d rather them win a National Champioship in football.

Bookworm

June 9th, 2010
5:41 pm

I just heard the terrible news story from Athens. The UGA library has burned to the ground. No one was injured, but both books were destroyed. :-)

Mike S

June 9th, 2010
5:42 pm

Ga Tech fans might want to look at the website before opening their mouths.

Georgia was well above the cutoff in all sports.

Georgia Tech Basketball had a FAILING score of 908

THE TRUTH

June 9th, 2010
5:42 pm

How many of these guys were majoring in “Housing”?

THE TRUTH

June 9th, 2010
5:45 pm

Hey chiefdawg, maybe you should learn to spell championship first. That would be a nice start.

Mike S

June 9th, 2010
5:49 pm

Checked the NCAA site:
Looks lIke geiorgia tech loses yet again in Football and Basketball

Football – Georgia 973 Georgia Tech 967
Mens BB – Georgia 944 Georgia Tech 908
Womens BB – Georgia 1000 Georgia Tech 946

So, how is that “academic superiority” working out for you Tech?

Cocoa Puffs

June 9th, 2010
5:50 pm

GT got a 989 in football but still finished 5th in ACC in football APR scores. SEC seems to be a rather pedestrian academic conference.

Reality Check

June 9th, 2010
5:53 pm

Mike – GT fans and most of the public in general doesnt understand that its about as hard to get into UGA as it is Tech as an athlete. They don’t even know what the cutoff requirements are and where the respective schools stand. They will always have an excuse.

doo doo ley

June 9th, 2010
5:54 pm

DOG POOP IS NO. 2 SO WHO ELSE WOULD IT BE?

Football Fan

June 9th, 2010
5:55 pm

The Georgia basketball team should not even be counted in these discussions because almost everyone transfers. Mark Fox is finally getting some guys serious about playing ball.

Reality Check

June 9th, 2010
5:59 pm

Actually Cocoa Puffs tech got a 967 which would put you 4th in the SEC so please don’t act like a douche.

http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/genrel/060910aaa.html

TampaGator

June 9th, 2010
6:00 pm

The only score that truly counts is the one belonging to Vandy. I bet their players are the only ones not taking “basketweaving” 101, 102, 103, and 104. Most of the “student athletes” on SEC football teams don’t have to meet the same standards of the general student at their respective schools…and they certainly receive more academic help than the average student…even for “basketweaving” classes. If Florida was #1 and Georgia was #10, it still would not matter or be much of difference…or signify anything major. And, it doesn’t surprise me that Vandy is #1….nor does it surprise me that they never compete for the SEC title for that very reason. But their athletes certainly compete in life….where education truly matters.

Pi$$onaDawg

June 9th, 2010
6:00 pm

Compare the classes the Vandy players are taking to the classes UGA STUDENT(hahaha) ATHLETES are taking. We saw what the players were taking a few weeks back when they graduated. PE Coaches, teachers, Social workers. AHHAHAH don’t work to hard. If you can’t play pro ball then get a government job. Just what the US needs more government paid employees.

TWO LIBRARIES REMAINING

June 9th, 2010
6:02 pm

Bookworm, Just so you know, UGA has three libraries. So, at least we still have four books left. I hope you can sleep now.

stadawg

June 9th, 2010
6:02 pm

GT Alum, the Fat Camp you are speaking of, would that be the camp that you and your women went to?

1eyedJack

June 9th, 2010
6:09 pm

“Hello out there, can’t anyone figure it out? Why do you think UGA has so many “walk-ons”?”

UGA has so many walk-ons because of the HOPE scholarship and because a lot of good football players would rather be on UGA’s scout team than sign a ’ship to UT Chatanooga or Jax St.

GT Alum

June 9th, 2010
6:09 pm

Reality Check, the requirements to get in may be similar, but the requirements to graduate aren’t. That’s why UGA’s scores are better than Tech’s. The average GPA for students at Tech is lower than the average GPA for UGA students as well. That doesn’t mean UGA students are smarter or better educated.

GT Alum

June 9th, 2010
6:12 pm

When students from UGA start transferring to Tech because the classes at UGA are too tough, Tech folks will stop talking about Tech’s academic superiority.

Reality Check

June 9th, 2010
6:17 pm

GT Alum – I don’t disagree with you at all about the APR. Tech doesnt have very many easy majors as any “University” does. My point was that alot of Tech fans (obviously not you), use the excuse that you can’t recruit kids that have a bad academic standing so UGA gets better recruits. Which could not be further from the truth. They both have pretty tough acedemic standings for athletes.

doodie2

June 9th, 2010
6:20 pm

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