November 16, 2019 Atlanta - Georgia Tech safety Juanyeh Thomas (1) runs with the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 2019. Virginia Tech won 45-0 over the Georgia Tech. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Strong showing for Georgia Tech teams in APR

Of Georgia Tech’s 15 teams, 14 finished above the national average of their sport’s Division I peers in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate scores, which were released Tuesday.

Tech’s two highest-scoring teams were the golf and men’s tennis teams, both of which earned perfect 1,000 scores. APR measures eligibility, graduation retention over a four-year period (2015-16 through 2018-19). Both were honored last week for having scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

Besides golf and men’s tennis, the baseball and football team also earned APR scores that were 11 and 10 points higher, respectively, than the averages of Division I teams in their respective sports (football’s cohort was FBS teams). Baseball scored a 988 and football a 978.

The only team that did not finish above its sport’s national average was women’s basketball.

Golf: 1,000 (national average: 987)

Men’s Tennis: 1,000 (national average: 983)

Women’s Swimming & Diving: 998 (national average: 993)

Women’s Cross Country: 996 (national average: 989)

Volleyball: 995 (national average: 988)

Women’s Tennis: 992 (national average: 991)

Men’s Cross Country: 991 (national average: 982)

Women’s Track & Field: 991 (national average: 984)

Softball: 990 (national average: 986)

Men’s Swimming & Diving: 989 (national average: 983)

Baseball: 988 (national average: 977)

Women’s Basketball: 982 (national average: 983)

Men’s Track & Field: 982 (national average: 974)

Football: 978 (national average: 968) 

Men’s Basketball: 970 (national average: 966)

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