A total of 13 University of Alabama athletics teams scored 90-or-better, with 11 earning perfect 100s to lead the Southeastern Conference in their respective sport in Graduation Success Rate (GSR) according to figures released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Wednesday.

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 Alabama improved its overall GSR to 95, ranking the Crimson Tide in the top two among SEC schools (only Vanderbilt’s 97 is better). The average GSR for all NCAA Division I student-athletes is 89. This year's GSR spans the period covering student-athletes who attended the University during 2013-16.

The GSR measures graduation rates at Division I institutions and includes those transferring into the institutions. The GSR also allows institutions to subtract student-athletes who leave their institutions before graduation, as long as they would have been academically eligible to compete had they remained.

 Said Mike Ward, Alabama's  Deputy Director of Athletics, Compliance and Academic Support: “University of Alabama student-athletes continue to prove they can be champions athletically and in the classroom. Congratulations to both our past and future graduates for contributing to these scores, and to our coaches who continue to recruit and support the best, brightest and most talented young people in the world.

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“These results are a biproduct of surrounding our student-athletes with a talented and caring academic support team, campus faculty and staff deeply invested in learning outcomes and an athletics director and administration who prioritize and support comprehensive student-athlete success. I’m appreciative of our tireless advisors, learning specialists, tutors and assistants in the Bill Battle Academic Center, each of whom enriches the experience of our 600-plus student-athletes.”

 Hare are some UA Athletics Graduation Success Rate Highlights:

  • The men's basketball team remained at a perfect 100 again this year, while the football team improved to a 93 this year which ranks second in the SEC (Vanderbilt, 95)
  • 2023t marks the 15th year in a row that the Tide football squad has ranked in the top four in the SEC by GSR
  • In addition to men's basketball, Alabama also led the SEC with perfect GSR scores in women’s golf, gymnastics, rowing, soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, softball, women’s tennis, women’s track and volleyball
  • Both baseball (94) and football posted scores of 90 or better to give Alabama 13 total programs that recorded a GSR score of 90 or better
  • Baseball finished third overall in the SEC while football was second

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