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Patriot League Football Shines in NCAA APR Report
Each Patriot League football team scored at least 25 points higher than the sport’s four-year APR average of 946.
Patriot League schools came in with glowing marks in the latest release of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate, as 97 percent of Patriot League teams came in at or above the national Division I four-year average score of 970.
Of the 170 teams in 23 Patriot League-sponsored sports, 165 scored at or aboove the national average APR of 970. That included 55 teams that accumulated a perfect score of 1000 and an additional 56 that tallied a score of 990 or better, giving the Patriot League more than 65 percent of its teams totaling an APR of 990 or higher. Last week, 82 teams from full-member institutions and 73 League-sponsored squads were awarded NCAA Public Recognition Awards for scoring in the top 10 percent in their respective sport in APR.
Each Patriot League football team scored at least 25 points higher than the sport’s four-year APR average of 946. Georgetown was awarded by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) with the Academic Progress Rate award for the Patriot League by leading all League schools with an APR of 979, while Fordham was recognized for the greatest improvement among the Patriot League football schools for boosting its rate 15 points to 975.
The NCAA also released the four-year Division I average for men’s basketball and baseball, with each men’s basketball team scoring well above the mark of 945 and all six baseball schools coming in significantly higher than the average of 959.
Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face penalties, such as scholarship losses and restrictions on practice and competition. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance.
The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.
By Patriot League Media Relations