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GSR Scores Show Continued Success of Miami Athletics

Oct. 28, 2010

CORAL GABLES – In what is becoming an annual upward trend, student-athletes at the University of Miami continue to excel in the classroom at a record pace.

The NCAA announced the Graduation Success Rates (GSR) for all member institutions on Wednesday and Miami established a new athletics department-wide record with a GSR of 86 percent. 

Last year, the athletics department-wide GSR was 82 percent and the previous high was set at 83 percent in 2007. Defining Graduate Success Rate Explaining the GSR Grad Rates Hit High Marks

“We are extremely proud of our student-athletes and their record-producing commitment to academic success,” commented UM Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt.

“The praise must be spread out to every team within our athletics department.  This is a joint effort to achieve at the highest level and leave this University with a degree.  Our Academic staff of tutors, advisors, mentors and leaders has laid the foundation for success. The young adults in this department have truly seized the opportunity and created a first-class success story.”

The Athletics Department has exceeded the NCAA average for GSR in each of the last six years. 

Miami Compared to the NCAA
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Miami 77% 78% 83% 81% 82% 86%
NCAA 76% 77% 77% 78% 79% 79%

Below is an infograph that illustrates UM’s percentage compared to the NCAA average:
Miami Compared to the NCAA

Below are highlights from the latest round of GSR scores, as well as accompanying graphics to the right:

  • Overall, Miami athletic teams have improved from 77 percent to 86 percent over the last six years.
  • Football is now at a record GSR of 81 percent. This comes on the heels of `The U’ receiving a national award from the American Football Coaches for its 2009 annual GSR.
  • Women’s Basketball has six consecutive perfect marks of 100 percent.
  • Golf has six consecutive perfect marks of 100 percent.
  • Men’s Diving has six consecutive perfect marks of 100 percent.
  • Men’s Track has three consecutive perfect marks of 100 percent.
  • Women’s Tennis has three consecutive perfect marks of 100 percent.
  • Additional record highs in 2010:
    * Rowing earned 93 percent.

    * Women’s Swimming and Diving earned 93 percent.

    * Volleyball earned 93 percent.

  • The most improved teams over the last six years are:

    * Football started at 67 percent and currently at 81 percent.

    * Women’s Swimming and Diving started at 82 percent and currently at 93 percent.

    * Women’s Tennis started at 71 percent and currently at 100 percent.

  • Men’s Basketball held steady at 73 percent.
  • Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country is also steady at 89 percent.
  • Women’s Soccer held steady at 91 percent.

    Stay tuned to for a comparison of UM teams to their ACC and national counterparts.

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