OHIO Athletics continues to perform well in latest NCAA APR report

Ohio Athletics continued its recent history of solid Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, as announced by the NCAA in its 2020-21 data report.

Ohio recorded a department-wide single-year APR score of 982 for 2020, marking the sixth year in a row the department has scored a 980 or better.

Ohio also tallied a department-wide multi-year APR score of 987, putting the Bobcats well above the NCAA mandated minimum four-year score of 930 required to compete in the 2021-22 postseason. NCAA members chose the 930 standard because that score predicts, on average, a 50% graduation rate. Additionally, teams must earn a four-year APR of at least 930 to avoid penalties. 

Seven of the intercollegiate programs that represent Ohio achieved a perfect 1,000 single-year APR score – the men's basketball, men's cross country, field hockey, women's golf, soccer, swimming and diving and women's track and field teams earned the achievement. 

"This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes, faculty, staff and coaches," said Ohio Director of Athletics Julie Cromer. "We are extremely proud of our seven Bobcat teams who achieved a perfect single-year APR score, and these successes are evidence of our commitment to the intellectual development and academic achievement of our student-athletes." 

The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every NCAA Division I athletics team. The most recent scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.

June 17, 2022
Staff reports