UGA academic recruiting slips, Adams says

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 8:05 AM
Last updated 4:19 PM
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ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia recruiting may have slipped this year - not in football, but in academics.

The university did not land as many of the state's very best graduating high school students this year as in previous years, UGA President Michael Adams says.

Even so, the incoming freshman class probably will set a record for average SAT scores and other academic credentials, Adams told trustees of the university's Arch Foundation.

High-achieving students in record numbers chose UGA this year, he said - just not all of the best and brightest.

"At that level, right below the very top level, we did extraordinarily well," Adams said.

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