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Nebraska Scores Well in GSR Report

Five Nebraska teams achieved perfect scores in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR) report released on Tuesday by the NCAA.

The five Husker teams to earn a perfect 100 percent GSR score are women’s golf, women’s basketball, volleyball, softball and women’s tennis. Those teams all led or tied for the lead in the Big Ten Conference in GSR scores among their respective sports. In fact, the women’s golf, women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s tennis programs have achieved a perfect GSR score each of the 10 years the rate has been computed by the NCAA.

In addition to the five teams achieving a perfect score, the women’s gymnastics, soccer and men’s gymnastics programs each topped the 90 percent score, and 14 of Nebraska’s programs achieved a GSR scores of 80 percent or better. Overall, Nebraska had an all student-athlete GSR score of 83 percent.

The Nebraska football team had a GSR rate of 81 percent which ranked fourth among the 14 Big Ten Conference schools, trailing only Northwestern, Penn State and Rutgers. The 2014 Husker football team has four seniors playing this fall as graduate students with the entire senior class on track to earn their degrees by next spring.

The Graduation Success Rate is an NCAA measurement that, unlike the federally mandated graduation rates, includes transfer data in the calculation. The GSR scores released on Tuesday are based on four classes of scholarship student-athletes who entered college in the fall of 2004 to the fall of 2007.

They allow a six-year window in which the student-athletes can earn their degree. Although GSR scores include student-athletes who transferred to Nebraska, they do not count student-athletes who transferred to another school and were academically eligible at the time of their transfer.

Source: University of Nebraska Athletic Dept., Oct. 28, 2014