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Ole Miss Posts Highest GSR in School History

The Lyceum. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications
The Lyceum. Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications

Ole Miss Athletics is enjoying a great start to the 2015-16 year, with football and soccer both ranked in the top 25, but the success doesn’t end on the fields and courts for the Rebels. In the latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate Report released Wednesday, Ole Miss recorded the highest GSR (80 percent) in school history.

The Rebels are also graduating at a higher rate than the general student population.

“One of the most critical measures that we can use to examine the effectiveness of a Student-Athlete Development Program is graduation success,” said senior associate athletics director for Student-Athlete Development Support Derek Cowherd. “We have seen consistent improvement in our teams’ and overall graduation success, culminating in our highest graduation success rate in school history.  It is further proof that under Ross Bjork’s leadership, our student-athletes are being prepared to compete at the highest levels of collegiate sports.”

Women’s basketball, who opens its season Friday with an exhibition game, posted a perfect 100 GSR, as did women’s golf, volleyball and rifle. Women’s golf has achieved this feat seven straight years, while volleyball earned it for the fifth year in a row. It marked the third year in a row for women’s basketball to have a perfect score and the second for rifle.

Baseball, men’s basketball, men’s tennis, soccer, softball and women’s tennis, joined women’s golf, women’s basketball, volleyball and rifle with a GSR at or above the overall national average (83 percent).

In addition, baseball, men’s basketball, rifle, women’s basketball, women’s golf, volleyball, softball and soccer scored above the national average in their respective sports.

For all academic related accolades follow @UMTrueRebel on Twitter.

Courtesy of Ole Miss Athletics

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