Ohio Athletics Posts Strong Marks In Latest APR Report

June 11, 2013

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 Tuesday.

For the second-straight year, 13 of the Bobcats' 16 sports posted multi-year APR rates of 970 or above. In addition, the field hockey, wrestling, softball, women's cross country, soccer, swimming & diving, women's indoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field teams set or matched the highest multi-year APR marks in program history. In all, 12 of Ohio's 16 sports posted scores equal to or better than a year ago.

The field hockey, wrestling, women's cross country, women's indoor track 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.

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 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 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
Baseball - 957
Men's Basketball - 932
Women's Basketball - 976
Field Hockey - 997
Football - 945
Men's Golf - 981
Women's Golf - 985
Softball - 993
Soccer - 993
Swimming & Diving - 989
Women's Indoor Track - 994
Women's Outdoor Track - 996
Volleyball - 995
Wrestling - 978
Men's Cross Country - 983
Women's Cross Country - 1000