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Ohio Athletics sets program high in latest Academic Progress Rate results from NCAA


Ohio University continued to experience solid academic progress from its 16 intercollegiate programs with all programs reaching a score above 970 in multi-year rate – a first in program history. 

The University’s results were announced this week as part of the 2016-17 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) report by the NCAA.

The OHIO women's basketball, women's cross country and women's golf programs all earned National Recognition awards for having a perfect 1,000 multi-year rate. 

“Ohio University’s multi-year APR scores showcase the academic discipline of our student-athletes and the scholarly support provided by their coaches, faculty, advisors and staff,” said Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis. “We take great pride in providing our student-athletes with the tools that they need to succeed — both on the field and in the classroom.”

Fourteen of Ohio's 16 sports finished above 970 in the 2016-17 single-year APR with men's cross country, men's golf, women's basketball, women's cross country, field hockey, women's golf, softball, soccer and swimming and diving earning perfect 1,000 single-year APR rates.

None of OHIO's 16 sports will face any penalty for low or substandard APR scores.

The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every NCAA Division I athletics team. The most recent scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

The goal of academic reform is improvement, not punishment. Not only does academic reform ensure accountability for student-athletes, teams and institutions, but it also provides fairness by considering individual circumstances per team and school.

"Academic success is always of paramount importance for our athletic department," said Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus. "I am very pleased but not surprised for our academic performance rate metrics to be our best ever. Credit goes to our outstanding academic staff, faculty, coaches and student-athletes."  

Team – 2016-17 Score (Multiyear Score)
Baseball -- 981 (978)
M Basketball -- 981 (981)
M Cross Country -- 1000 (992)
Football -- 967 (979)
M Golf -- 1000 (976)
Wrestling -- 970 (989)
W Basketball -- 1000 (1000)
W Cross Country -- 1000 (1000)
Field Hockey -- 1000 (989)
W Golf -- 1000 (1000)
Soccer -- 1000 (989)
Softball -- 1000 (998)
Swimming & Diving -- 1000 (994)
Track & Field -- 975 (988)
Volleyball -- 978 (990)