NCAA releases APR figures; here’s how UGA teams scored

All of the University of Georgia’s sports teams scored well above the NCAA-mandated cutoff in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures released by the NCAA this afternoon.

A Division I team with an APR score — a four-year measure of the academic eligibility and retention of athletes –  below 930 can face penalties such as reductions in practice time or scholarships if the team also had at least one athlete leave school academically ineligible.  Additionally, a team with a four-year APR score below 900, including 930 or less in the two most recent years included in the calculation, can be declared ineligible for postseason play.

Georgia teams incurred no penalties, all scoring 955 or higher. Two posted perfect scores of 1,000: the men’s golf and women’s gymnastics teams.

The Georgia football team’s four-year APR score was 970, compared to a national average in that sport of 948. The UGA men’s basketball team scored 960, compared to a national average of 950.

Georgia’s APR tied for third among SEC schools in football (behind Vanderbilt and Florida, tied with Alabama). The Bulldogs ranked ninth among SEC men’s basketball teams.

Here are the APR’s, released today, of the Georgia teams (figures cover the 2007-08 through 2010-11 academic years):

Baseball 955

Football 970

Men’s basketball 960

Men’s cross-country 967

Men’s golf 1000

Men’s swimming 967

Men’s tennis 970

Men’s track, indoor 976

Men’s track, outdoor 965

Softball 972

Women’s basketball 975

Women’s cross-country 996

Women’s golf 976

Women’s gymnastics 1000

Women’s soccer 989

Women’s swimming 998

Women’s tennis 983

Women’s track, indoor 984

Women’s track, outdoor 984

Women’s volleyball 984

Here’s how SEC schools compared in football APR’s released today (figures cover the 2007-08 through 2010-11 academic years):

Vanderbilt 978

Florida 972

Alabama 970

Georgia 970

South Carolina  966

LSU 964

Mississippi State 959

Kentucky 951

Auburn 943

Arkansas 936

Mississippi 933

Tennessee 931

And here’s how SEC schools compared in men’s basketball APR’s released today (figures cover the 2007-08 through 2010-11 academic years):

Mississippi 990

Alabama 984

Florida 983

Vanderbilt 971

South Carolina 968

Mississippi State 965

Kentucky 963

Tennessee 962

Georgia 960

Auburn 925

LSU 911

Arkansas 894

83 comments Add your comment

Goldenrod

June 20th, 2012
2:08 pm

Our boys at GIT are still smarter!

We WILL Run This State!

CPJ's maaaan boobs

June 20th, 2012
2:09 pm

@Goldenrod Not if I have anything to do about it… Signed, your coach.

Dawg fan

June 20th, 2012
2:16 pm

Hey goldenrod key word in your statement “will.” How long should we wait for this “will” to happen? Because it sure is taking a while.

DawginLex

June 20th, 2012
2:20 pm

great job by our coaches and student athletes

CPJ's maaaan boobs

June 20th, 2012
2:21 pm

@Dawg fan It’s not going to happen again during my tenure and deep down the tech fans know this to be true. I’m gettin’ the shakes, where did I put my jelly donut?

CPJ's maaaan boobs

June 20th, 2012
2:24 pm

I found it in my cigar box. Who would put a jell donut in a cigar box?

BigGAdawg

June 20th, 2012
2:34 pm

Great job to all the coaches, educators, athletes, and tutors!!! Keep up the good work.

@ GoldenNimrod, OOOOOH & AAAAAH, you guys are so great…HA HA HA HA…Yuk Yuk Yuk Yuk…LOL LOL LOL. ROTF-LMAO
Someday you will probably get another win–anybody can get lucky.
In the mean time thanks for keeping man-boobs on as your goofy-coach for the little vocational-technical school in the hood.

BigGAdawg

June 20th, 2012
2:39 pm

Moms and Dads, send little Johnny and little Suzy to GA Tech, if they survive the experience they will have a diploma and an inflated sense of their own self-worth. Just be sure they are armed to the teeth and have had plenty of martial arts training so they will have a chance of dealing with the numerous gun an knife wielding “neighbors” they will encounter, who will be trying to rob them, when they are out for a walk.

TampaGator

June 20th, 2012
2:41 pm

The Georgia guys on the men’s golf team should get together with the Georgia gals on the women’s swim team (and maybe even some of the gals on the women’s cross country team) and plan to have future Dawg babies.

Go Gators.

Bama In Atlanta

June 20th, 2012
2:43 pm

Great to see Bama is in the top tier. These are stats that should be publicised more often so that recruits can get a bigger picture of each school rather than just athletics.

Interesting that Ole Miss’ scores for football were almost at the bottom but their basketball scores were at the top.

Sam

June 20th, 2012
2:49 pm

Anyone fail miserably?

Burdell

June 20th, 2012
2:53 pm

Please tell me y’all know that Goldenrod is not a Tech fan…just a pot-stirring troll. What sincere individual would actually call themselves Goldenrod anyway?

Impressive APR scores for UGA Athletics…congrats to the student-athletes.

Interested to see next year if our basketball APR gets any better with CGB at the helm.

Burdell

June 20th, 2012
2:54 pm

Let’s try this again….with CGB at the helm. GO JACKETS!

Burdell

June 20th, 2012
2:55 pm

Auto-correct and auto-tune…two of the worst inventions in recent years. ;)

Jimmy Crack

June 20th, 2012
3:01 pm

How can Kentucky even HAVE an APR in basketball? Their players don’t even last one season…oh, how silly of me. They must be averaging in all those short white guys sutured to the bench.

Just The Facts

June 20th, 2012
3:01 pm

@ Bama In Atlanta

Another Tide genius….”Publicised” Try publicized. You probably took the same courses those Tide football players are breezing through to keep those dudes in school long enough until their eligibility is up.

Ray

June 20th, 2012
3:03 pm

Tennessee needs to do something about their Football just saying.

DawginLex

June 20th, 2012
3:13 pm

jimmy crack

Because the players go to class and do quite well while they are there. Only Daniel Orton has left and not completed his classes. If you complete your classes, you don’t get penalized for going to the NBA

Dawg1

June 20th, 2012
3:17 pm

Slipped a little in football, slipped a lot in BB.

You can tell the influence or lack of from the new regime.

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMMMMM

June 20th, 2012
3:27 pm

Would the APR be lower for many of those schools if the easy majors were not available?

hARVARD OF THE sOUTH

June 20th, 2012
3:37 pm

You mean recreational life-style Studies?

PEACH TREE

June 20th, 2012
3:40 pm

Can Georgia State upset Tennessee ?

Bama In Atlanta

June 20th, 2012
3:44 pm

@ Just The Facts

What a petty person you must be to deride someone over one misspelled word. I assume you are a UGA fan and I would think that you would be proud of how well UGA did instead of trying to build yourself up by putting someone else down.

DawginLex

June 20th, 2012
3:44 pm

dawg1

What new regime?

Scores are from 2007-08 Richt has been there 11 years and McGarity did not arrive until 2009

PEACH TREE

June 20th, 2012
3:45 pm

Curry vs Dooley.

Bama=home of the T-bag special

June 20th, 2012
3:48 pm

TampaGator the gator boys golf team should get together with the boys wrestlers and do what gator boys always do together …Tickle Pile ! Sorry Tampa I could not help myself.

PEACH TREE

June 20th, 2012
3:48 pm

Can Bama win the SEC West this year?

Much less the South Eastern Conference.

PEACH TREE

June 20th, 2012
3:51 pm

How did Alabama get a ‘wild card’ berth?

PEACH TREE

June 20th, 2012
4:01 pm

Oklahoma State won the BIG12 Conference.
Alabama comes in Second in the SEC West Division.
Alabama comes in third in the South Eastern Conference.

bucket

June 20th, 2012
4:11 pm

@ Bama in Atlanta – don’t push Just the facts off on us, I can assure you he is not a Dawg fan after reading all the posts from the last several months. Congrats to all the student/athletes who are actually working hard on the field and in the classroom.

Delbert D.

June 20th, 2012
4:12 pm

Georgia Tech scored 974. That’s an improvement over last year’s 966.

Delbert D.

June 20th, 2012
4:18 pm

That’s football, by the way. Tech is 5th in the ACC for 2010-2011. Basketball, bad; 935, last in the ACC. Thanks, Hewitt.

909

June 20th, 2012
4:19 pm

The last time this was reported UGA was 2nd only to Vandy.

Second to Vandy, really ??

It’s easier to get higher APR’s when your athletes are enrolled
in remedial English and other basket weaving classes.

These stats reflect 2 things:

The NCAA academic standards are a joke.

UGA’s academic standards are an even bigger joke.

When 58% of this state’s total high school graduates are academically marginal,
then you know UGA’s stats are based on really watered down coursework.

ANY school can get their APR if the take courses in remedial basketball studies.

But let’s not mention Jim Herrick’s B-Ball classes.

Delbert D.

June 20th, 2012
4:29 pm

909 – The NCAA has new requirements for GPA and core courses for enrollment beginning in August, 2016. Over 40% of college football players now enrolled would not qualify under the new requirements.

kingster

June 20th, 2012
4:56 pm

Congrats UGA fans

Deacon Blues

June 20th, 2012
4:59 pm

Hey Peach Fuzz, keep on hating!! Sux to be a Dawg fan doesn’t it! UGA= University of Great Underachievers!!

PEACH TREE

June 20th, 2012
5:05 pm

a Bachelor of Arts in Recreational Life Style.

PEACH TREE

June 20th, 2012
5:07 pm

it sucks to be a beamon deacon

OH Bama

June 20th, 2012
5:11 pm

Yes and Auburn is at the bottom in Football and Basketball or as we say in the west Auburn just being Auburn…

Delbert D.

June 20th, 2012
5:16 pm

Tennessee, Maryland and NC State among the local conferences were the “anchors” in football at 931.

RTR22

June 20th, 2012
5:38 pm

“They have a name for the winners in the world, that’s why they call Alabama the Crimson Tide.”

Steely Dan
Deacon Blues

Big Crimson 75

June 20th, 2012
6:25 pm

It’s not easy carrying the Conference

UGADawg83

June 20th, 2012
6:25 pm

Kinda sad that our gymnastics coach whose team won more than they lost, notched a perfect academic score, and who was not involved in a scandal got the axe.

Beast from the East

June 20th, 2012
6:35 pm

Tim,
So Auburn, LSU and Arkansas are now ineligible for postseason play in hoops? If so, does that include the SEC tournament? I read where UCONN is facing that in the Big East.

Delbert D.

June 20th, 2012
7:01 pm

Below 900 is the 3rd level of penalties.

Tereza Khan

June 20th, 2012
7:03 pm

These numbers are pretty much meaningless unless you list the degrees the football and basketball players are enrolled for. They’re mostly laughable degrees that are worthless in the real world job market. Jokes, actually.

Be kind to those homeless wretches pushing shopping carts around. Some of them are former UGA athletic jocks.

Jim Harrick

June 20th, 2012
7:10 pm

As a reminder, this is a sample of the rigorous academics for UGA athletes:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2480912/posts

Harrick is gone, but nothing else has changed at UGA.

Matt in ATL

June 20th, 2012
7:12 pm

If I were a NCAA investigator, I would be looking at Ole Miss’ basketball program. Sounds fishy.

Beast from the East

June 20th, 2012
8:18 pm

Tereza,
Any degree is worthless unless you are in a specialized field like medicine, law, engineering, etc. It’s nothing more than a measuring stick used by companies that MAY help get your foot in the door. I routinely hire college grads with general degrees at a pretty low starting salary. I have to pay top dollar for PROVEN talent. Experience on the job trumps a worthless degree any day.

tenn.DAWG

June 20th, 2012
8:30 pm

Athens by far the best college town in the top five,maybe they got points for that.