November 15, 2022 Article from GOBLUERAIDERS.COM


MTSU Sets Record GSR Score

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MURFREESBORO – Middle Tennessee's NCAA Graduation Success Rate for 2021-22 set a new school record at 94 percent, as announced by the NCAA national office on Tuesday. It's the ninth straight year MT has either equaled or set a new school record.

The Graduation Success Rate (GSR) is a four-year measure of freshmen and athletic transfers who entered Middle Tennessee as freshmen in 2015-16. This marks the 10th straight year that Middle Tennessee has scored above 80 percent. The last 10 GSR scores for Middle Tennessee have been 94, 93, 93, 92, 89, 88, 87, 87, 87 and 82.

The Blue Raiders also ranked second out of the 14 teams in Conference USA, trailing only Rice (95). Rice, Middle Tennessee, UAB (94) and Marshall (92) were the only C-USA schools with scores higher than 90.

Middle Tennessee had six programs score a perfect 100 percent GSR score. Men's Basketball, Men's Tennis, Men's Cross Country and Track, Women's Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball all registered a 100 percent score. Football was next in line with an impressive score of 95.

The Blue Raiders' score of 95 percent in football ranked tied for fifth nationally (Northwestern 97, Boston College 97, Florida 96, Vanderbilt 96, MTSU 95, Duke 95) and easily led the way in Conference USA as Rice was second at 93 percent. Among all FBS schools in the state of Tennessee, the Blue Raiders ranked second behind Vanderbilt's 96 percent.

"I am extremely proud of our student-athletes for the hard work, dedication and commitment they have shown academically and also athletically," said Director of Athletics Chris Massaro. "Our coaches deserve a lot of credit for building a culture of graduating student-athletes and winning championships. Our academic success can also be credited to the team we have in place from President McPhee to Vice President Deb Sells, Faculty Representative Terry Whiteside and now Rick Cottle, and Todd Wyant, the director of our student-athlete enhancement center."

Conference USA Overall GSR Scores

Rice 95
Middle Tennessee 94
UAB 94
Marshall 92
FAU 89
FIU 88
Charlotte 87
Old Dominion 86
WKU 86
North Texas 85
Southern Miss 84
Louisiana Tech 81

Conference USA Football GSR Scores

Middle Tennessee 95
Rice 93
North Texas 80
FAU 80
FIU 80
UAB 80
Marshall 78
Louisiana Tech 75
WKU 75
Charlotte 73
Southern Miss 68
Old Dominion 67