UConn says men's basketball improving academically
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The University of Connecticut's president says the school had anticipated Tuesday's report showing a poor graduation rate in its men's basketball program, but has a plan in place that is working to improve the academic achievement of those athletes.
University President Susan Herbst said she has made improving the academic performance of the program a top priority since taking the job earlier this year.
Part of the school's plan is to encourage former athletes to come back and finish their degrees and former UConn stars Ben Gordon, Ray Allen and Kemba Walker are all enrolled in class this semester.
Herbst said the team's Academic Progress Rate for this year will be in the high 900s and well above any NCAA threshold that would trigger sanctions.