June 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

Congratulations to Bobcat Teams for NCAA Academic Milestones!

The Ohio University Athletics Department posted a number of all-time program bests in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR), as released by the NCAA on Tuesday, June 11.  Congratulations to Ohio University’s student-athletes, many of whom study in the College of Arts & Sciences.

For the second-straight year, 13 of the Bobcats’ 16 sports posted multi-year APR rates of 970 or above. In addition, the field hockey, wrestling, softball, women’s cross country, soccer, swimming & diving, women’s indoor track & field and women’s outdoor track & field teams set or matched the highest multi-year APR marks in program history. In all, 12 of Ohio’s 16 sports posted scores equal to or better than a year ago.

The field hockey, wrestling, women’s cross country, women’s indoor track and women’s outdoor track & field teams at Ohio each have the highest APR scores in the Mid-American Conference for their respective sports. None of Ohio’s 16 teams face any penalty for low or substandard APR scores.

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 the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

The goal of academic reform is improvement, not punishment. Not only does academic reform ensure accountability for student-athletes, teams and institutions, but it also provides fairness by considering individual circumstances per team and school.

Ohio University APR scores:

  • Baseball – 957
  • Men’s Basketball – 932
  • Women’s Basketball – 976
  • Field Hockey – 997
  • Football – 945
  • Men’s Golf – 981
  • Women’s Golf – 985
  • Softball – 993
  • Soccer – 993
  • Swimming & Diving – 989
  • Women’s Indoor Track – 994
  • Women’s Outdoor Track – 996
  • Volleyball – 995
  • Wrestling – 978
  • Men’s Cross Country – 983
  • Women’s Cross Country – 1000

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