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Orange Student-Athletes Excel in the Classroom
The Syracuse men’s basketball and women’s soccer teams achieved perfect multi-year rates in the Academic Progress Report (APR) released by the NCAA today. It marked the second consecutive year that the women’s soccer squad has earned the recognition.
For the 2015-16 academic year, each of Syracuse’s programs surpassed the minimum threshold of 930. Among the specific highlights at Syracuse are:
- The women’s soccer program and men’s basketball program had a perfect 1,000 multi-year average.
- Fourteen programs posted perfect scores of 1,000 in a single year, including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, ice hockey, women’s soccer, tennis and volleyball.
- Six teams had a perfect single-year score for the third consecutive year, including men’s cross country, men’s indoor and outdoor track & field, women’s basketball, ice hockey and tennis.
- Syracuse University produced a single-year score of 990 for the athletic program, equaling the highest single-year score at the school. The multi-year institutional score of 985 also tied for the highest in program history.
The APR number is determined through the tracking of individual student progression and accumulated program progression at each Division I institution. Scholarship student-athletes earn a point each semester for remaining eligible and a second point for staying enrolled or graduating. The four-year APR is compiled by averaging each program’s performance over a four-year period.
A program can also earn APR points when former student-athletes return to the institution to complete their degrees. According to the NCAA, more than 14,000 former college athletes have returned to earn their degrees since the APR was instigated as a measurement tool.