PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers University men’s basketball program posted a perfect 100 score in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report, released today by the NCAA for all Division I institutions. The Scarlet Knights’ perfect score is tied for the best nationally, as well as among former Big East and current Big Ten Conference members.
This past June, Rutgers men’s basketball earned a perfect academic progress rate (APR) score of 1000 for the 2011-12 academic year. The Scarlet Knights were one of six Big East men’s basketball teams to achieve a perfect score.
In August, Rutgers men’s hoops had four student-athletes were named to the 2012-13 BIG EAST All-Academic Team. Juniors Kadeem Jack (Queens, N.Y.), Malick Kone (Conakry, Guinea) and Jerome Seagears (Silver Spring, Md.), as well as sophomore Jalen Hyde (Somerset, N.J.), earned accolades. Jack and Seagears were named to the squad for the second consecutive year.
The Graduation Success Rate is a four-year measure of freshmen and transfer student-athletes who entered between the fall of 2003 and the spring of 2007. It does not penalize the institution for those student-athletes who transfer in good academic standing. In addition, the GSR includes student-athletes who transfer into the institution and receive athletics aid.
For additional information on the GSR and to search the NCAA database, please visit http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/NCAA/Academics/Division+I/Graduation.