Utah State Athletics Celebrates Perfect APR Marks from Three Programs

By Utah State Athletics |

LOGAN, Utah — The NCAA released its annual Division I Academic Progress Rate scores this week and all 16 of Utah State's athletic programs exceeded the 930 four-year benchmark set by the NCAA to qualify for postseason competition.

The Aggies averaged an APR of 985 over all sports during the most recent four-year period, ending with the 2018-19 academic year.

The men's cross country program earned the NCAA's Public Recognition Award with a perfect score of 1,000. Public Recognition Awards are given to teams finishing in the top 10 percent of APR scores within each sport. This marks the fourth year in a row the men's cross country team has had an APR of 1,000.

The men's cross country team wasn't alone with that distinction, as women's cross country and gymnastics also recorded a perfect APR of 1,000.Aggie soccer followed with a score of 997, along with softball (992) and women's tennis (990), which all earned a 990 or higher. Programs in the 980s included golf (986), women's track & field (985), women's basketball (981) and volleyball (980), while men's tennis and football each finished in the 970s with a 974 and 970, respectively.

Men's track & field and men's basketball rounded out the scores for the Aggies with a 965 and 962, respectively.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

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