Oct. 27, 2010
STORRS, Conn. - The NCAA released this year's Graduation Success Rates (GSR) for student-athletes in Division I athletics on Wednesday, October 27. The University of Connecticut women's basketball posted a 92 percent GSR, which beat the national average of 79 percent.
The Huskies' GSR also bested the national average for women's basketball teams (83 percent) and all women's athletics teams (87 percent).
UConn's GSR of 92 percent was the sixth best mark among women's basketball teams competing in the BIG EAST.
The GSR was developed as a more accurate way to track the academic success of student-athletes. Using a six-year time frame, the GSR measures graduation rates of student-athletes. Transfer students are included in the calculation of the GSR. If a student-athlete transfers from an institution in good academic standing, then the transfers are merely passed on to the new institution. This year's GSR scores include the incoming freshman classes from 2000-01 through 2003-04.