NCAA releases multi-year APR
May 6, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas athletic programs now have their annual set of data to prove the Longhorns are advancing toward their ultimate goal -- to graduate all student-athletes.
UT met the required NCAA standard in all sports, according to the multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) released on Wednesday. Last month, the Men's Basketball and Softball programs received public recognition awards for their latest APR.
"The APR is the most accurate and timely indicator we have to gauge the academic progress of our student-athletes. Our numbers continue to show that our student-athletes are working hard -- while balancing their busy schedules and demands on their time -- to maintain their academic progress toward graduation," UT Men's Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds said. "And the goal at Texas is to graduate all of our student-athletes."
The APR is a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
This APR is based on data submitted by the institution for the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years.
"Our student-athletes, coaches and student-services staff all deserve credit for these quality scores," UT Women's Athletics Director Chris Plonsky said. "It's a collaborative effort from the get-go -- identifying student-athletes who want a great education and athletic experience in tandem, and then putting the work in to achieve excellence."
The University of Texas Academic Progress Rate
Men's Programs: Multiyear APR
Baseball : 944
Women's Programs: Multiyear APR