October 24, 2013 at 12:45 PM
UW’s graduation rate ranks third in Pac-12
The NCAA released its Graduation Success Rates (GSR) on Thursday for all its Division I athletic programs. For the second straight year, the Washington men’s basketball team tied for third with Washington State in the Pac-12.
Stanford and Utah lead the conference at 83 while UW and WSU are at 80. The NCAA national average was 82.
The latest figures were based on student-athletes who had enrolled from 2003-06.
The GSR is designed to show the percentage of student-athletes on various teams who earn college degrees in six years from initial enrollment. It does not penalize schools for student-athletes who transfer in good academic standing, and includes student-athletes who transfer into the school and receive sch0larships. It is a separate measurement from the NCAA’s Academic Performance Rates, which are released in the spring.
“I am pleased to see that our graduation rates remain high,” athletic director Scott Woodward said in a statement released by UW. “The consistency in our GSR numbers is a testament to both our hard-working student-athletes and the staff who work tirelessly to promote the importance of balancing academics and athletics.”
Here are the Pac-12 men’s basketball GSR scores:
Washington State: 80
Arizona State: 75
Oregon State: 62