“I congratulate and thank our student-athletes and coaches for their continued dedication to academics, and also thank our academic support staff, as well as the institute’s administration and professors, for all that they do to help develop our student-athletes – the young people who will change the world,” Stansbury said.
Tech’s APR performance wasn’t quite as laudatory by another measure. Its two teams finishing in the top 10 percent of their sports tied with N.C. State for the fewest in the ACC. Notre Dame led with 14.
Of Tech’s 15 sports (counting outdoor and indoor track and field as one sport), eight teams improved or maintained their perfect 1,000 scores. The football team stayed at 980 and the men’s basketball team improved 10 points to 971. The biggest gainer was the women’s basketball team, up 14 points to 995. The volleyball team and women’s track and field team had the largest drop, five points, to 995 and 993, respectively. The women’s swimming and diving team was third highest after golf and men’s tennis at 998.