Athletics | 08/04/2022 09:00:00
The University of Minnesota today announced plans to provide education-related financial support to student-athletes beginning in fall 2022.
This is now permitted due to a recent change in NCAA legislation that allows institutions to provide education-related financial support to student-athletes.
“I am pleased that the University of Minnesota is able to provide educational related financial support to our student-athletes,” the athletic director said. Marc Coyle. “Our student-athletes continue to excel at a high level on and off the court and have set recent records for GPA, Academic Progression Rate, Graduation Pass Rate, Academic All-Time Winners Big Ten, Big Ten Distinguished Scholars, and All-American Scholars We continue to seek ways to enhance the student-athlete experience and best prepare them for life during and after college. While we are still finalizing these plans in detail, we know that providing education-related financial support is another step in the process of supporting our student-athletes.
Over the past year, Gopher student-athletes posted a cumulative GPA of 3.44 and Minnesota-registered school records with 431 Academic All-Big Ten winners, 180 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars, 33 CoSIDA Academic All- District and 15 CoSIDA Academic. All Americans. In the most recent APR scores, six Gopher programs have perfect multi-year scores, while a school-record 19 programs have perfect single-year APR scores.
In December 2021, it was announced that Minnesota had a 96% graduation success rate (GSR), which was tied with South Carolina for leading all public institutions in the Power Five conference. Gopher Athletics has now recorded the four highest GSR stats in school history over the past four years with 94% in 2020 and 2019 and 93% in 2018. The Gophers also rank second in the Big Ten in current GSR data behind Northwestern.