UC Men's Cross Country and Men's Golf Receive Perfect APR Scores

May 2, 2007

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics fared well on the 2005-06 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate Institutional Report, which gauges an institution's academic performance through eligibility/graduation and retention. The Bearcats men's golf and cross country teams did especially well on the report, receiving perfect scores of 1000.

Of the Bearcats' 18 athletic programs, 17 received scores of 933 or better for the 2005-06 academic year. Programs must attain a multiyear APR score of 925 or higher to avoid contemporaneous penalties. This multiyear APR is derived from data submitted by UC for the 2003-04, 2004-05, and 2005-06 academic years.

Coupled with its perfect score in 2005-06 the UC men's cross country squad owns the highest multiyear APR of any Bearcat program with a score of 988.

"I consider athletics and academics to be the foundation of what we do at our university and with our teams," said Bill Schnier, UC's head cross country coach. "All universities should embody the traits of body, mind and spirit. I trust that our team is in the forefront of that movement. "

The women's volleyball team is second with 982, while the women's soccer team received a multiyear APR of 973 helped by the 990 it posted for 2005-06. The UC men's golf team bolstered its multiyear mark to 957 with its perfect score in 2005-06.

The men's basketball team did not meet the minimum multiyear average APR score of 925, posting an 838. Since the program did not fill all 13 scholarships in 2006-07, it will not lose a scholarship during the 2007-08 season.