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Michigan's High Marks in NCAA APR Report Feature Eight Perfect Score

Michigan's High Marks in NCAA APR Report Feature Eight Perfect Score”

The NCAA released its annual Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores on Wednesday, and all 16 of Utah State's athletic teams once again exceeded the 930 minimum four-year average benchmark set by the NCAA to qualify for postseason competition.

Twelve Cavaliers sports had ideal single-year scores: the five with 1,000 multi-year scores, plus men's golf, men's soccer, wrestling, field hockey, women's lacrosse, women' soccer and women's swimming and diving.

Teams are required to maintain four-year April scores of 930 or higher to remain eligible for the postseason. It was the fifth consecutive year that men's golf posted a flawless score and the third straight year that women's tennis achieved a ideal mark.

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The Jayhawk men's basketball team had a 959 score for the 2015-16 year and a four-year score of 979. The men's team accomplished its flawless score while capturing the national championship in 2014 while the field hockey team won national crowns in 2013 and 2014. Women's basketball and Baseball were the highest profile teams with flawless scores, along with men's tennis, beach volleyball, women's swimming and diving, women' tennis and indoor volleyball rounded out the list.

The Rebel football, men's basketball, baseball, women's soccer, men's golf, and men's and women's tennis teams posted or tied their highest multi-year scores. The four-year running tally is one point lower than last year's mark, but UCLA's 2015-16 score of 973 improved 10 points from the previous year.

Women's golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball all had a ideal four-year score of 1,000. This is the fourth consecutive year that OU's women's golf and women's gymnastics programs posted a flawless April score, and the third straight year that women's tennis has accomplished the feat. Both Cowboy Golf and Cowgirl Tennis posted flawless four-year scores of 1,000. With the exception of women's track, all of those programs were above the national average among Division I schools that sponsor those sports.

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This is great news and just further shows how committed to education and the student athlete the University of North Carolina truly is. Each scholarship athlete is awarded a point for returning to school and another for being academically eligible. The average four-year rate for all NCAA sports in the latest data is 981, up two points from last year.

Idaho's football team had the lowest multiyear April in the Bowl Subdivision at 927. Women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, softball and volleyball were all recognized by the NCAA. Teams must compile a multi-year score of 930 or higher or risk losing eligibility to compete in NCAA postseason championships. For more information regarding how the April data is calculated, here is an explainer from the NCAA. The Vandals' women's golf team is the only program to have a ideal multi-year April score of 1000. The most recent multiyear period measured was from the 2012-13 through the 2015-16 academic years. A team's April is the total number of points earned on the roster divided by that squad's total of possible points, multiplied by 1,000.

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