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Memphis football student-athletes rank 4th nationally in graduation rate among bowl teams

MEMPHIS – Memphis football's student-athletes ranked fourth nationally in Graduation Success Rate (GSR) among 2020-21 bowl teams at 90% behind Northwestern (97%), Notre Dame (91%) and Wisconsin (91%).
While the national GSR for bowl-bound student-athletes declined from 79.1% in 2019 to 78% in 2020, the GSR for Memphis football student-athletes improved from 82% to 90%.

The GSR for Memphis' Black football student-athletes rose from 78% to 88% while the national GSR for Black football student-athletes decreased from 73.8% to 73.4% during the last two years.

"I am proud of the effort and attention our student-athletes, coaches and administrators have shown over the years toward educating and graduating all of our student-athletes," said director of athletics Laird Veatch.