PC Student-Athletes Excel In Latest NCAA APR Release

May 18, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Last week, the NCAA released the 2015-2016 Academic Progress Rate report. Two Providence College teams posted perfect multi-year rates of 1,000. The women’s swimming and diving team and women’s tennis team each recorded a perfect APR, while 11 of 17 teams at Providence exceeded the NCAA overall average APR of 981.

“I am very proud of our student-athletes,” Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll said. “Their success in the classroom and on the playing fields continues to reach new heights. We all share a common goal of striving for greatness. Our student-athletes continue to impress me each and every day.”

The Friar men’s basketball APR (984) marks the team’s highest multi-year APR since the first reporting year in 2004-2005. Women’s swimming and diving has held an APR of 1,000 for four consecutive years and women’s tennis has held a perfect score for three consecutive years.

Other Providence College teams’ APR scores were women’s soccer (997), women’s track (995), women’s cross country (995), women’s basketball (994), softball (992), women’s volleyball (990), field hockey (988), men’s ice hockey (987), men’s lacrosse (987), women’s ice hockey (986), men’s soccer (979), men’s track (973), men’s cross country (972) and men’s swimming and diving (970).

Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year with student-athletes earning one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating every academic term. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face sanctions, such as scholarship losses and restrictions on playing season and practice time. In order to compete in the 2017-2018 postseason, teams must achieve a 930 four-year APR.

The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

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