Eight GW Athletics Teams Earn Perfect NCAA Multi-Year APR
- Author: Regina Holmes May 12, 2017,
May 12, 2017, 0:50
The men's basketball (+10 points), women's basketball (+5) and football (+9) teams were among the 15 Penn State squads that improved their multi-year April scores from the 2016 report. "Our "Gamecock Student-Athlete Promise" outlines the commitment that we make to our student-athletes in their efforts to achieve this greatness".
UConn's football team scored a 975, with Yale at (990), Sacred Heart (966) and Central (944).
Women's Track and Field posted the largest improvement among women's teams, its 13-point boost giving the program its best-ever score (972).
Head coach Tom Herman leads his players onto the field as the Texas Longhorns play their Orange-White spring game on April 15, 2017.
"Daily, our student-athletes strive to compete in the classroom", said Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development Maria Hickman. Other top scoring programs include women's swimming and diving (996), women's gymnastics (995), women's volleyball (995), women's basketball (994) and men's tennis (988). Women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, softball and volleyball were all recognized by the NCAA. The program was recognized for being in the top 10 percent in April scores in men's basketball.
Oklahoma State posted flawless scores in five sports and football posted its best scores ever as the NCAA revealed the latest April numbers Wednesday.
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The Penn State women's tennis and women's volleyball squads earned ideal multi-year (2012-13 through 2015-16) April scores of 1,000. April is used to track the academic progress and the retention of student-athletes at a particular institution.
Men's basketball has improved its April 74 points in the past seven years. A total of 22 squads (out of 29) equaled or surpassed their yearly April score from 2014-15 and 18 teams equaled or surpassed their multi-year (four-year) April score from the 2016 report.
Team are rewarded and penalized based on annual April results.
The men's basketball, men's golf, softball and volleyball teams led the way with flawless 1,000 scores over the previous four years. His final single-year April was 923. The Bengals' women's sports were strong, with a 1,000 for the tennis team, 991 for basketball, 991 for cross country and 990 for volleyball. "Our APR report is a strong indicator that we're doing things the right way and continuing toward our ultimate goal of graduating student-athletes who are prepared for the next chapter of their lives".
All 22 of the University of Kentucky's sports teams surpassed the score necessary to remain eligible for postseason play when the NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report Wednesday. It is considered to be the NCAA's "real-time" snapshot of academic progress, graduation and retention.
Teams receiving Level 1 penalties lose four hours of practice time and one practice day per week during the season.