June 11, 2013
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics recorded six multi-year scores of 990 and higher on the 2011-12 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Institutional Report, which gauges an institution's academic performance through eligibility and retention.
The APR is a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates.
Women's cross country, which was honored for being in the top 10 percent of their sport academically, recorded a perfect 1000.
Women's swimming and diving had a multi-year score of 995, while women's golf, women's soccer and women's outdoor track and field each obtained scores of 993. The UC women's tennis and women's lacrosse teams had marks of 992 and 983, respectively.
"We are very proud of our student-athletes' performance in the classroom," said Director of Athletics Whit Babcock. "Our scores are a reflection of the outstanding work done by student-athletes as well as our academics staff, coaches and support staff."
Of the Bearcats' 18 sports, 11 teams improved their scores from the 2010-11 academic year. Men's outdoor (972) and women's outdoor (993) track and field saw the biggest jump, as each team improved its multi-year score by 22 points. Women's indoor track (989) improved by 19 points.
The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. This year marks the ninth year of APR data for most teams.