IU Media Relations
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – An NCAA study released today revealed that students who participated in intercollegiate athletics at Indiana University and were enrolled from 2005-08 scored a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 87 percent, IU's highest percentage in the 11-year history of the GSR.
The GSR measures graduation over six years from first-time college enrollment. Six programs finished with a perfect 100 score, including men's golf, volleyball, women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, and women's tennis. These perfect 100 scores mark the 11th straight perfect score for IU's women's golf and women's tennis programs, the 10th straight perfect score for women's soccer, the seventh straight perfect score for women's swimming and diving, and the third straight perfect score for men's golf.
"We are committed to our students reaching their highest academic potential and earning Indiana University degrees," said Indiana Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "We are pleased that IU has achieved its highest ever Graduation Success Rate and that 14 of our programs had perfect single year APR scores. Our coaches, academics staff and most importantly our students are committed to academic excellence and these numbers reflect that commitment."
In looking at the overall NCAA Division I GSR, 17 of Indiana's 24 varsity athletics teams have scores that are equal to or greater than the NCAA Division I average. This includes baseball, field hockey, football, men’s cross country, men's golf, men's track and field, rowing, volleyball, water polo, women's basketball, women's cross county, women's golf, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, women's track and field, and wrestling.
In May, the NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) and 14 teams earned a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2013-14 academic year, as all of IU's 24 sports comfortably exceeded NCAA required standards.
The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.
The 14 programs earning a perfect score for 2013-14 were baseball, field hockey, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving, softball, volleyball, water polo, women's basketball, women's cross country, women's golf, women's soccer and women's tennis.
The NCAA also recognized men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's outdoor track and field and women's tennis with an APR Public Recognition Award, which is given to high-performing teams that posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their sports.