Marquette Student-Athletes Continue Academic Success

May 10, 2017


Student-athletes at Marquette University continue to perform at a high level, a continuing trend that is documented in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report, which was released by the NCAA Wednesday afternoon.

Of Marquette’s 16 NCAA Division I programs, 10 posted a four-year APR average that was either at, or above, the national average for their respective sport.

Last week, 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.

The 2016-17 academic performance of Marquette's student-athletes continues to show an example of the group's successes in classrooms across campus. Of the 315 student-athletes, 65.1 percent posted GPAs of 3.0-or-above last semester (fall 2016) and 59.4 percent own a cumulative GPA at or above the same mark. The Golden Eagles also had 19 individuals earn perfect 4.0 GPAs for fall 2016.

Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its Academic Progress Rate each academic year, like a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. At schools that don’t offer scholarships, recruited student-athletes are tracked. Rates are an average of each school’s performance for the past four years. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis.




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