June 20, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - Twenty of the 24 athletic programs at the University of Connecticut achieved a score of 975 or better, out of a possible 1000, in the multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) while 16 of 24 had scores over 975 for the 2010-11 academic year. A total of three Husky teams had perfect 1000 multi-year scores while five had perfect single-year scores.
The NCAA announced its latest report of the Academic Progress Rate (APR) for all Division I schools on Wednesday. The multi-year rates include the four academic years from 2007-11 and the single-year scores are for 2010-11.
Among the highlights for UConn in the latest NCAA report were:
* A single-year score of 978 by the men's basketball team in a season in which UConn won the NCAA national championship.
* A multi-year score of 990 for the women's basketball team during a time period in which UConn won two national championships.
* A multi-year score of 963 for the football team during a time period in which UConn played in bowl games in all four seasons. The football team's score is 11 points higher than the average score for all Football Bowl Subdivision teams.
* A single-year score of 1000 for the baseball team in season in which UConn advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals.
* A perfect 1000 multi-year score for the men's cross country, women's tennis and men's golf teams and a perfect 1000 single-year score for the baseball, field hockey, men's tennis, women's tennis and women's cross country teams.
"I want to congratulate the student-athletes on all 24 of our teams for their outstanding success in the classroom," said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. "The commitment of our Husky student-athletes to excellence in both academics and athletics is a source of pride to our entire University. I want to thank the coaching staffs of all our sports and the staff of the Counseling Program for Intercollegiate Athletics for all their efforts as well."
Those Husky teams that scored a 975 or higher on the multi-year scores were: baseball (979), women's basketball (990), men's cross country (1000) women's cross country (978), field hockey (992), golf (1000), men's ice hockey (981), women's ice hockey (975), women's lacrosse (990), women's rowing (984), women's soccer (985), softball (988), women's swimming and diving (983), men's tennis (992), women's tennis (1000), men's indoor and outdoor track and field (975), women's indoor and outdoor track and field (993) and women's volleyball (988).
UConn teams that scored a 975 or higher on the single-year score were: baseball (1000), men's basketball (978), women's basketball (976), women's cross country (1000), field hockey (1000), women's lacrosse (990), softball (985), men's soccer (977), women's swimming and diving (1000), men's tennis (1000), women's tennis (1000), men's indoor (989) and outdoor (986) track and field and women's indoor and outdoor track and field (991), and volleyball (976).
Last week, the NCAA announced that three UConn athletic programs were recognized for top academic performance as part of the NCAA's academic reform program. Based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates, the UConn men's golf, women's soccer and women's tennis programs have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.