Latest GSR data highlighted by highest multi-year score on record in Tennessee


The NCAA this week announced the Graduation Pass Rate (GSR) and Federal Graduation Rate for freshman cohorts 2011-12 through 2014-15 for all institutions in Division I as part of the NCAA’s Division I Annual Academic Performance Program.

This year’s Tennessee-specific data revealed an overall multi-year GSR of 91%, the highest in UT history. It was the ninth consecutive year of improvement in Tennessee’s multi-year score.

For the second year in a row, eight sports posted a multi-year GSR of 100%. Women’s swimming (100), baseball (95) and soccer (84) all set new GSR records over several years.

Teams with perfect multi-year GSAs are men’s golf, women’s golf, rowing, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, and women’s track and field.

Tennessee’s combined multi-year student-athlete GSR of 96 equals the highest in Lady Vols history, while UT’s male student-athletes collectively posted their highest ever multi-year GSR (87) .

“Ensuring our student-athletes graduate is Mission # 1, and this data shows that Tennessee is delivering that mission to a high standard,” said vice chancellor / director of athletics of Tennessee. Danny white noted. “These numbers are due to the hard work and diligence of many student-athletes, coaches and the incredible academic services team we have here in Tennessee.”

Tennessee Single-year (2014 cohort) GSR ​​of 94 percent was the second best in school history, just behind the 2013 cohort score of 95, as 11 teams posted a single-year GSR of 100 percent. Also noteworthy in UT’s single-year GSR data is the collective male student-athlete score of 91 percent, yet another academic record.

The GSR is calculated differently from the Federal Graduation Rate (FGR). The GSR allows institutions to add scholarship transfers that fit into their respective freshman cohorts and remove students who choose to leave and who are academically eligible as per the NCAA Progress-Toward-Degree-Requirements. .

One of the main goals of Tennessee Athletics is to train graduate student-athletes and prepare them for real life experiences. In 2001, the University of Tennessee opened the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center to provide student-athletes with superior academic support programs and assistance with personal and professional development.


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