INDIANAPOLIS- Eight Texas A&M programs posted multi-year scores of over 990 on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rates, it was announced Wednesday. Figures released cover the four-year period extending from the 2014-15 to 2017-18 school years.
“Our student-athletes, with the help of our academic support staff, coaches and university faculty, have done a great job of being successful in the classroom as well as in competition,” Texas A&M Interim Athletics Director RC Slocum said. “I am proud that our student-athletes’ accomplishments have been reflected in the most-recent APR report.”
The Aggie women’s cross country team earned a public recognition award for the third straight season, posting a perfect APR of 1000 in each report during that span. It is the fifth consecutive school year that at least one Texas A&M team has been rewarded with public recognition for their APR scores.
In addition to women’s cross country, seven other programs cleared 990 on their most-recent APR, led by women’s swimming and diving (997), men’s golf (995), men’s swimming and diving (995), softball (994), women’s tennis (993), women’s golf (991) and volleyball (990).
Soccer (988), men’s cross country (985) and women’s basketball (982) had scores above 980, and every Texas A&M program significantly cleared the NCAA-mandated threshold of 930.
"We are excited to see the success of our student-athletes in the classroom reflected in the APR," Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services Joe Fields said. "Our goal is to continue preparing our student-athletes for graduation and life beyond athletics by improving their academic success.”
The Academic Progress Rate measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. It also serves as a predictor of graduation success. The NCAA's Division I Board of Directors set cut scores of 930 (out of 1,000) as a threshold for teams to meet or face possible immediate and historical sanctions. An APR of 930 translates to approximately a 50 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR).
Academic Progress Rates (2014-15 to 2017-18)
Baseball – 966
Football – 967
Men’s Basketball – 968
Men’s Cross Country – 985
Men’s Golf – 995
Men’s Swimming and Diving – 995
Men’s Tennis – 961
Men’s Indoor Track and Field – 961
Men’s Outdoor Track and Field – 964
Softball – 994
Women’s Basketball – 982
Women’s Cross Country – 1000
Women’s Golf – 991
Women’s Soccer – 988
Women’s Swimming and Diving – 997
Women’s Tennis - 993
Women’s Indoor Track and Field – 972
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field – 971
Volleyball - 990