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Tech continues strong APR performance


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.

 


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Ken Sugiura covers Georgia Tech sports for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.