May 14, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University Athletics Department posted a number of all-time program bests in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR), as released by the NCAA Wednesday.
In the NCAA's annual report, the men's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, soccer, volleyball and women's cross country teams posted a perfect APR score for 2012-13 (1000), while softball, volleyball and women's cross country hit multi-year scores of 1000.
The field hockey, softball, volleyball, soccer, women's cross country, women's indoor and women's outdoor track & field teams at Ohio each have the highest APR scores in the Mid-American Conference for their respective sports. None of Ohio's 16 teams face any penalty for low or substandard APR scores.
In all, 12 of the Bobcats' 16 sports posted multi-year APR rates of 970 or above. In addition, the softball, women's cross country, soccer, women's indoor and outdoor track & field and volleyball teams set or matched the highest multi-year APR marks in program history. In all, nine of Ohio's 16 sports posted scores equal to or better than a year ago.
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 the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 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.
Ohio APR Scores - Multi-Year Score (2012-13 Score)
Baseball - 955 (914)
Men's Basketball - 951 (1000)
Women's Basketball - 969 (963)
Field Hockey - 994 (986)
Football - 941 (946)
Men's Golf - 993 (1000)
Women's Golf - 984 (1000)
Softball - 1000 (1000)
Soccer - 997 (1000)
Swimming & Diving - 987 (979)
Women's Indoor Track - 998 (993)
Women's Outdoor Track - 998 (993)
Volleyball - 1000 (1000)
Wrestling - 976 (940)
Men's Cross Country - 987 (980)
Women's Cross Country - 1000 (1000)