Football team earns top academic score in MAC for fourth time in last six years

May 24, 2019 | Athletics, News, Alumni
By Paul Helgren

The NCAA recently released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures for the four-year period from 2014-15 and 2017-18, and The University of Toledo football team posted an impressive score of 981. No school in the Mid-American Conference had a higher APR score than Toledo.

This is the fourth time in the last six years that the Toledo football team has led the MAC in APR. This year’s 981 mark tied the team record set in 2017. The Rockets have posted at least a 970 APR in each of the past six years.

Head Football Coach Jason Candle posed for a photo with some of the 21 Rockets who graduated this spring.

“I could not be more proud of our student-athletes,” said Head Coach Jason Candle. “We always stress the importance of pursuing academic success with the same intensity required to play championship-level football. Our APR score reflects our student-athletes’ relentless commitment to our academic goals and upholding our University’s proud tradition.”

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 this month is a cumulative figure taken from the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.

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