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Miami Athletics Posts Strong Numbers in Latest NCAA GSR Report

Miami Athletics Posts Strong Numbers in Latest NCAA GSR Report

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami student-athletes continued their strong work in the classroom this past year, posting a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 91 percent for the second consecutive year, as announced Thursday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

This marks the sixth consecutive year and ninth year in the past 10 that UM has earned a four-year average rate of 90 percent or higher. The Hurricanes’ GSR is higher than the national average of 88 percent.

“These latest GSR numbers are a direct result of the continued dedication and commitment of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff,” Interim Director of Athletics Jennifer Strawley said. “I am incredibly proud of our student-athletes and the championship mindset they apply to their academic pursuits each and every day.”

Nine UM programs posted perfect scores of 100 percent: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, golf, soccer, men’s diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and volleyball. Golf and men’s diving have scored 100 percent every year since the GSR’s inception in 2005. Women’s swimming and diving and volleyball each earned their 10th consecutive perfect rate.

The most recent Division I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from 2011-12 to 2014-15, comprising more than 110,000 student-athletes.

“These GSR numbers once again represent a tremendous accomplishment for our student-athletes, coaches and staff members,” Senior Associate AD for Academic Services David Wyman said. “Our student-athletes in all sports continue to impress us with their dedication and persistence to succeed at The U.”

The NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) was developed in response to college and university presidents suggesting that graduation data more accurately reflect the mobility among college students today.  The GSR measures graduation rates at Division I institutions and includes students transferring into the institutions. The GSR also allows institutions to subtract student-athletes who leave their institutions prior to graduation as long as they would have been academically eligible to compete had they remained.  The NCAA began compiling the GSR with the entering class of 1995.

Miami GSR Rates

Team – GSR
Baseball – 89
Men’s Basketball – 100
Women’s Basketball – 100
Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field – 93
Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field – 95
Football – 78
Golf – 100
Rowing – 89
Soccer – 100
Men’s Diving – 100
Women’s Swimming and Diving – 100
Men’s Tennis – 100
Women’s Tennis – 100
Volleyball – 100

UM Overall – 91
NCAA National Average – 88