The NCAA announced its NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate data, revealing scores that stand among Tennessee’s most impressive in the 13-year history of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program.
Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its Academic Progress Rate each academic year, like a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. Data released for this multi-year cohort includes scores from the 2015-16, 2014-15, 2013-14 and 2012-13 academic years.
Four Tennessee sports set records by posting their highest-ever multi-year APR score in program history. The football and baseball programs posted records scores of 972 and 979, respectively, while men’s cross country and men’s tennis posted perfect scores of 1000.
“There is much to be proud of in this latest round of APR data,”
Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie said. “Our scores across the board illustrate a focused commitment to exemplary academic performance by our student-athletes, coaches and staff. Our Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Don Bruce, and Assistant Provost Dr. Joe Scogin in the Thornton Center play key roles in maintaining that as a priority.