The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures for the four-year period from 2013-14 to 2016-17, and The University of Toledo received impressive scores across the board.
All 16 UT varsity sports had at least a 968 score, well above the NCAA’s “cut point” of 930, with women’s basketball, women’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis leading the way with perfect 1,000 marks. Those four sports plus baseball (993), men’s basketball (990) and women’s soccer (998) all had the highest APR scores in the Mid-American Conference.
“These are impressive APR numbers, but frankly we’ve come to expect it,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “Four of our sports had perfect APR scores of 1,000, seven had the highest score in the MAC, and all of them had at least a 968. Those numbers reflect the fact that our student-athletes are excelling in the classroom and graduating in very high numbers.”
APR is a gauge of every team’s academic performance at a given point in time. Points are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis for eligibility, retention and graduation of scholarship student-athletes. A score of 1,000 is considered perfect. Sports that fail to reach the “cut point” (930) can be penalized with the loss of scholarships, practice restrictions and post-season bans.
The APR data released May 23 is a cumulative figure taken from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.