Tech continues strong APR performance

Eight teams scored perfect single-year APR scores in the 2013-14 academic year - golf, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, volleyball, women’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track, and women’s cross country.

Eight teams scored perfect single-year APR scores in the 2013-14 academic year – golf, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, volleyball, women’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track, and women’s cross country. (AJC photo by Curtis Compton)

Georgia Tech largely continued to show strong performance or improvement in the NCAA Academic Progress Report scores released Wednesday.

Eleven of Tech’s 17 varsity teams posted the same or better scores compared to last year’s release, while 13 of the 17 scored 980 or better out of a possible 1,000. Eight teams recorded perfect single-year scores in 2013-14 (the most recent year included in the score) – golf, men’s swimming, women’s swimming, men’s tennis, volleyball, women’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track and women’s cross country.

The men’s swimming and golf teams, as announced last week, were honored for having scores in the top 10 percent nationally within their sports. The football team, which had been honored the past two seasons, fell by five points from 983 to 978, which ranked fourth among ACC teams. The men’s basketball team held steady at 989, tied for fifth in the ACC.

The two biggest jumps were made by the women’s swimming and volleyball teams. The swimming team improved 15 points from 977 to 992, which was seventh highest in the ACC. The volleyball team jumped 10 points from 985 to 995, tied for fifth in the ACC.

The women’s basketball and women’s tennis teams experienced the most substantial declines. The basketball team fell 18 points from 975 to 957, tied for 14th in the ACC. The tennis team had a perfect 1,000 score but fell 16 points to 984, tied for ninth in the conference.

APR measures the progress of scholarship athletes towards graduation and is scored as a four-year average.

 

Team 13-14 score 12-13 score Change ACC rank
Baseball 969 967 -2 T10
M basketball 989 989 0 T5
W basketball 957 975 -18 T14
Football 978 983 -5 4
Golf 1,000 1,000 0 T1
Softball 997 993 -4 4
M swimming 1,000 1,000 0 T1
W swimming 992 977 15 7
M tennis 977 978 -1 11
W tennis 984 1,000 -16 T9
M out. track 988 987 1 T6
M indoor track 988 990 -2 T5
M X country 992 991 1 11
         
W out. track 980 971 9 12
W indoor track 980 971 9 12
W X country 994 992 2 8
         
Volleyball 995 985 10 T5

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