Rockets land impressive Academic Progress Rate scores

April 25, 2016 | Athletics, News
By Paul Helgren

The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures for the four-year period from 2011-12 to 2014-15, and The University of Toledo received very impressive scores across the board. All 16 UT varsity sports had at least a 970 score, well above the NCAA’s “cut point” of 930, with women’s basketball leading the way with 996 mark.

thumb-rocket-color-logoSix other sports were at 990 or above: women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s tennis, women’s soccer, women’s swimming and baseball.

The UT football program had an APR score of 974, giving it the No. 1 mark in the Mid-American Conference for the third consecutive season. Women’s basketball (996) also led the MAC. Men’s basketball tied for second in the MAC with an APR score of 985.

APR box scores“We are very proud of all of our sports for posting such impressive APR numbers,” said UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien. “Seven of our sports had APR scores of 990 or above, and all of them were above a 970. Those numbers mean that our student-athletes are doing well in the classroom and, most importantly, are on track to graduate.

“Special recognition should go to our women’s basketball program, which has a nearly perfect APR score over the past four years,” O’Brien said. “Also, congratulations should go out to our football program, for finishing with the highest APR in the Mid-American Conference for the third consecutive season.”

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. “1,000” is considered a perfect score. 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 April 21 is a cumulative figure taken from the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.

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