UF athletics above mark in APR


Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:50 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:50 p.m.

All 19 of Florida's athletic programs posted scores of 971 or higher in NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores released Wednesday.

Florida's football APR score was 980, above the national average of 962. UF's men's basketball was at 990, above the national average of 966.

Men's tennis, women's golf and women's tennis posted perfect 1000 scores. Those three programs, along with men's basketball, were recognized last week for being within the top 10 percentile in the nation in their respective sports.

“In athletics, we keep score, not just on the playing field but also in the classroom,” Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “These recent APR scores show that University of Florida student athletes not only win championships, but perform at a high level in their academic pursuits.”

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship, accounting for eligibility, retention and graduation. The current batch of scores are multi-year rates based on the four years from the 2012-13 academic year through the 2015-16 academic year.

Schools must achieve a minimum score of 930 to be eligible for NCAA postseason play. There are 17 teams banned from postseason play this season, down from 23 last season. None of the 17 teams are from a major conference.

The overall average national Division 1 APR score is at 981, up two points from last season.

Here's a look at UF's APR scores:

Baseball

974

Basketball (Men's)

990

Basketball (Women's)

974

Cross Country (Men's)

993

Cross Country (Women's)

983

Football

980

Golf (Men's)

993

Golf (Women's)

1000

Gymnastics

991

Lacrosse

998

Softball

997

Soccer

990

Swimming & Diving (Men's)

975

Swimming & Diving (Women's)

983

Tennis (Men's)

1000

Tennis (Women's)

1000

Track & Field (Men's)

971

Track & Field (Women's)

972

Volleyball

995

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