Posted December 2, 2020

Temple student-athletes continue long-standing trend of academic achievement

Temple tops 90% percent in Graduation Success Rate among student-athletes, with six sports reporting perfect GSR scores.

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Ryan S. Brandenberg

A recent release of data by the NCAA shows that Temple student-athletes have earned a record-setting 91% Graduation Success Rate (GSR), a score that tops the previous high mark set last year by one point. This is the sixth straight year that Temple athletic teams have recorded an overall GSR of 85% or higher.

The NCAA GSR is designed to reflect the proportion of student-athletes on any given team who earn a college degree within a six-year window of their initial enrollment. 

"Graduating student-athletes is the prime mission of any institution, so we take great pride in this great accomplishment," said Acting Director of Athletics Fran Dunphy. "We would like to commend not only our student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom, but Justin Miller and his talented staff at the Nancy and Donald Resnick Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes.”

This year, nine Temple teams earned a GSR score of 90% or higher, with six—men's basketball, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, women's soccer, men's tennis, and women's volleyball—posting a perfect score of 100%.  

"The annual release of data like the NCAA's graduation success rate continues to demonstrate that Temple University is not only home to outstanding scholar-athletes, but also one of the premier academic support centers in the nation," said Miller, senior associate athletic director for academic and career services. “We are thrilled by the continued success of our student-athletes and look forward to more to come."

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