ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Graduation Success Rate

Former Ute and current Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft, gave the keynote address at the U.'s 2014 general commencement ceremony.

Graduation rate of Utah athletes within six years from the time they enrolled as freshmen.

In the NCAA Graduation Success Rate report released in November 2018, Utah attained its highest mark ever with 95-percent of student-athletes graduating within six years from the time they enrolled as freshmen.

Utah's student-athletes are graduating at a higher rate than the U's general student population by seven percentage points (68%-61%) over a four-year period.

Eight Utah sports achieved a perfect (100%) GSR score: men's basketball, golf, gymnastics, volleyball, men's and women's skiing, and men's and women's tennis. Baseball and football joined those eight sports in having the best GSR in the Pac-12.

Twelve Utah teams either met or exceeded the overall Division I GSR for their sport: baseball, men's and women's basketball, cross country/track, football, golf, gymnastics, men's and women's skiing, men's and women's tennis and volleyball.

Katie Donovan

2017-18 Pac-12 Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Academic Progress Report

2017-18
Student-Athlete Honors

Dean's List

Pac-12 All-Academic Awards

Graduated from the U.

Brandon Taylor was named the 2015-16 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation of all student-athletes on scholarship. It also provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

Utah had five sports (gymnastics, men's tennis, women's basketball, women's tennis, and volleyball) with perfect single-year APR scores of 1,000 in 2016-17. Volleyball earned a perfect single-year APR score for the fifth consecutive year, gymnastics received a perfect score for the fourth straight season, and men's tennis has been perfect for three years in a row.

Cross country, gymnastics and volleyball each registered perfect multi-year APR scores of 1,000 in the latest NCAA multi-year Academic Progress Report (APR) released in May 2018. The average for Utah's teams was 986 easily exceeding the NCAA minimum requirement of 930.

Those three teams, along with track, received public recognition from the NCAA for posting a multi-year APR in the top 10 percent of all athletic teams in the country.

Track also posted the highest multi-year APR score for the Pac-12, while cross country, gymnastics and volleyball were all tied for the top score in their respective disciplines.

The football (983) and men's basketball (985) teams posted the third-highest multi-year APR scores in the Pac-12 for their respective sports. Football produced a multi-year APR ranking in the top third of the Pac-12 Conference for a seventh-straight year.

Breanna Hughes was named the 2016 Pac-12 Women's Gymnastics Scholar-Athlete of the Year.