Trio Of Programs Earn NCAA Academic Recognition

May 3, 2017


Marquette University features three athletic programs performing among the nation’s elite in the classroom, illustrated in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Wednesday afternoon.

Marquette’s men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’ cross country teams were each recognized for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sport. Each team posted a perfect APR score of 1,000. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.

This year, 1,203 teams are being recognized for academic performance: 746 women’s teams and 457 men’s teams or co-ed teams. The total number of teams being recognized increased by 132 from a year ago, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Scores for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 984 to a perfect 1,000, with 1,090 teams earning a perfect score.

“The tremendous work in the classroom by our men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s cross country team is a great reflection on the accomplishments by our group of over 300 student-athletes as a whole,” Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl said. “The ability of our student-athletes to balance the demands at Marquette both academically and athletically is a testament to their work ethic and an accomplishment that is worth recognizing.”

The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.




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