NCAA releases multi-year APR
June 9, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Texas athletic programs once again have their annual set of data to prove the Longhorns are advancing toward their ultimate goal – to graduate all student-athletes.
UT surpassed 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 Baseball, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Golf programs received public recognition awards for their latest APR.
“The APR is the most timely indicator of what is happening today throughout our program, and our numbers continue to be solid and consistent,” UT Men’s Athletics Director DeLoss Dodds said. “We also see the APR as a more accurate measurement for sports that traditionally have a larger number of student-athletes leaving early for professional opportunities – like baseball and basketball.”
“These numbers show our student-athletes are working hard – balancing their busy schedules and demands on their time – to maintain their academic progress toward graduating with a degree that will enrich their lives.”
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete during the school year. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
“As shown by our APRs, GPAs and grad rates, University of Texas student-athletes are dedicated and aim for high academic achievement,” UT Women’s Athletics Director Christine Plonsky said. “They prioritize their education along with their sports and personal development.”
This APR is based on data submitted by the institution for the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.
The University of Texas Academic Progress Rate
Women’s Programs: Multi-year APR