Maryland’s overall Graduation Success Rate (GSR) — a measurement of student-athletes who entered the school between the fall of 2003 and the spring of 2007 and graduated within six years — stands at a program-record 86 percent, the NCAA announced Thursday.
The Terrapins’ men’s basketball and football teams posted program-record marks of 82 and 73 percent, respectively. It was a 32 percent improvement for the Maryland men’s basketball team, whose GSR was 50 in 2012. The football team’s GSR also improved after its 65 in 2012.
The Maryland women’s basketball team posted a GSR of 92. Women’s cross-country and track, field hockey and gymnastics posted perfect scores, as did the Terrapins men’s golf team.
The GSR 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.