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Student-Athletes Achieve Excellence in the Classroom
Success in the classroom continues to be a top priority for Syracuse University student-athletes. For the 11th consecutive year Syracuse Athletics scored higher than 982 on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR). In 2021-22 Syracuse earned a 985 APR. Four Orange programs achieved a perfect multi-year score, while 12 teams scored a perfect single-year score. The APR, which began in 2006, is a team-based metric accounting for the retention and eligibility of current student-athletes.
“While the national landscape in college athletics is changing rapidly, Syracuse University student-athletes remain focused on their academic success as evident with this latest APR report,” says Assistant Provost for Student-Athlete Academic Development Tommy Powell. “This success, sustained over 11 consecutive years, demonstrates the commitment to academic success by our extraordinary student-athletes, coaches, support staff, University administration and faculty.”
For the fourth year in a row, Syracuse’s men’s cross country, men’s track & field and women’s volleyball teams scored a perfect 1,000 APR multi-year score, while women’s ice hockey also achieved that mark this year.
The NCAA also tracks one-year APR scores for every team. In 2021-22, 12 teams posted a perfect score, which ties for third on the list of the most teams to achieve a perfect single-year score. Women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, ice hockey, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s volleyball all posted a perfect 1,000 APR.
The APR score follows individual student and total program progression at each Division I institution, tracking student-athletes by assigning points for each semester they remain eligible and for staying enrolled or graduating.
Every Syracuse team surpassed the minimum standard of 930 (a perfect score is 1,000). The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.