Nebraska's NCAA GSR rate has reached 90 percent for the first time in school history.
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Nebraska GSR Reaches All-Time High of 90 Percent

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska student-athletes have posted a 90 percent NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) for the first time in school history, continuing the Huskers’ long tradition of being a national leader in the classroom.


The NCAA released its GSR scores on Wednesday, with Nebraska recording its highest all student-athlete rate for the sixth consecutive year.


In addition to the highest all student-athlete GSR in Nebraska history, nine Husker teams achieved a perfect 100 percent GSR. Those teams included women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, rifle, soccer, softball, women’s tennis, volleyball, men’s gymnastics and men’s tennis.


The women’s basketball, women’s tennis and volleyball programs have achieved a perfect GSR each of the 14 years the rate has been computed by the NCAA.


The 90 percent GSR rate is another milestone for a program that has long been a national leader in academic and athletic achievement. Nebraska leads the nation with 333 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in school history across all sports. Nebraska also leads the nation with 17 NCAA Today’s Top 10 Award winners.


Nebraska’s current student-athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom. At the end of the 2017-18 spring semester, Husker student-athletes had a 3.240 cumulative grade-point average. That represented the third straight year Nebraska student-athletes had better than a 3.200 cumulative GPA and the eighth consecutive year the cumulative GPA was higher than 3.100.   


The GSR is an NCAA measurement that, unlike the federally mandated graduation rates, includes transfer data in the calculation. The GSR data released this week is based on four classes of scholarship student-athletes who entered college in the fall of 2008 to the fall of 2011.


The GSR allows for a six-year window in which the student-athlete can earn his or her degree. Although the GSR includes student-athletes who transferred to Nebraska, it does not count student-athletes who transferred to another school and were academically eligible at the time of their transfer.


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