Miami Athletics Matches School Record in Latest NCAA GSR Report
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami student-athletes posted a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 93 percent as announced Tuesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), matching the school GSR record set in 2012.
This marks the seventh consecutive year and 10th year in the past 11 that Miami has earned a four-year average rate of 90 percent or higher. The Hurricanes’ GSR is higher than the national average of 89 percent.
“I am proud of our student-athletes for posting such impressive GSR numbers,” Vice President/Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “It’s a reflection of their commitment to the classroom, as well as the continued support of our coaches and academic support staff.”
Nine individual 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 11th consecutive perfect rate. Miami exceeded the national average in this year’s ratings in all but one sport.
The most recent Division I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from 2012-13 to 2015-16, comprising more than 110,000 student-athletes.
“These latest GSR numbers signify a tremendous accomplishment for our student-athletes and exhibit their dedication to their academic pursuits,” Senior Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services David Wyman said.
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 – 90
Men’s Basketball – 100
Women’s Basketball – 100
Men’s Cross Country/Track and Field – 92
Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field – 95
Football – 83
Golf – 100
Rowing – 95
Soccer – 100
Men’s Diving – 100
Women’s Swimming and Diving – 100
Men’s Tennis – 100
Women’s Tennis – 100
Volleyball – 100
UM Overall – 93
NCAA National Average – 89