PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Seven Rutgers University Athletics teams posted perfect 100 scores and 18 out of 20 teams earned marks at or above 80 percent in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report, released today by the NCAA for all Division I institutions. Rutgers Athletics posted an overall score of 88 for 2012-13, matching RU’s best-ever GSR figure, which was also achieved in 2011-12.
Rutgers men’s basketball, men’s golf, rowing, women’s golf, gymnastics, tennis and volleyball all achieved a perfect GSR of 100. Men’s basketball’s perfect score is tied for the best nationally, as well as among former Big East and current Big Ten Conference members. Football had a GSR of 85, which is best among former Big East Conference members, tied for second among current Big Ten Conference members and ranks 12th nationally.
“The numbers indicate that the coaches and the athletic department are committed to academic success,” said Scott Walker, Executive Director of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes. “Our student-athletes have shown success in their sport, while not losing sight of the ultimate goal; graduation.”
Among football bowl subdivision universities, five of eight Rutgers men’s teams were above the FBS average, while nine of 12 women’s programs were above the FBS average.
In this most recent GSR data, also earning high marks “On the Banks” are baseball (86), men’s cross country/track & field (89), men’s lacrosse (82), women’s basketball (80), women’s cross country/track & field (90), field hockey (83), women’s lacrosse (93), women’s soccer (94), softball (94) and swimming (92).
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.