Thursday, November 05, 2015

UConn continues to make strides in classroom

It's been previously reported in this blog about how many football players get to take part in parade of student-athletes attaining at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the previous fall and spring semesters.

Further proof of the Huskies putting in the world in the classroom was posted today when the NCAA released its Graduation Success Rate numbers which tracked the percentage of student-athletes who graduate within six years after enrolling.

The football team's mark improved for the third straight year as it was at 65 percent on the 2012-13 database, jumped to 71 percent in the data released last season and the Huskies checked in at 72 percent on the most recent GSR numbers, the highest mark for the program since a 75 percent graduation rate in the 2011 database.

In comparison to the other American Athletic Conference football programs, the Huskies are tied with Memphis for eighth among the 11 teams. Central Florida leads the way at 90 percent followed by Tulane (84) and Temple (82). Cincinnati and Houston are at the bottom at 67 and 56 percent respectively.


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