ACC Teams Continue To Make Grade On NCAA Report Card

APR above national average for 42 football, men’s & women’s basketball & baseball teams

GREENSBORO, NC – Athletic teams from Atlantic Coast Conference institutions continue to be among the top percentage of those at Division I colleges and universities that meet standards and excel academically, as reflected by Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

Division I institutions are held accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through the APR, a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term.

The Committee on Academic Performance oversees the Academic Performance Program, which sets policies and recommends legislative changes to the Board of Directors, which has the final say on rules changes in Division I.

Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams were required to post a minimum 900 four-year average APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.

ACC Highlights include:
•    All 58 ACC football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball programs exceeded the required 930 APR average
•    10 women’s basketball teams are above  the 973 national APR average
•    9 men’s basketball teams are above the national 957 APR average
•    11 baseball teams are above the Division I 967 APR average
•    11 football teams are above the FBS 956 APR average
•    Louisville, which joins the ACC on July 1, 2014, achieved a perfect 1,000 APR score
•    No ACC teams are subject to APR penalties for the third straight year

The ACC’s strong showing comes one week after 77 league teams received APR recognition awards, the most of any Power 5 conference.