ACC Teams Turn In Another Impressive NCAA Report Card


APR above national average for 47 football, men’s & women’s basketball & baseball teams

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Teams from Atlantic Coast Conference institutions continue to be among the top percentage of 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.

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

Current ACC Highlights include:

  • All 58 ACC football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball programs exceeded the required 930 APR average.

  • In the sport of football, 12 of the conference’s 14 teams achieved an APR higher than the average rate of 964 in the sport.

  • In men’s basketball, 14 of the 15 conference teams achieved an APR higher than the average rate of 964 in the sport.

  • In women’s basketball, 11 of the conference’s 15 teams achieved an APR higher than the average rate of 978 in the sport.

  • In the sport of baseball, 10 of the 14 teams achieved an APR higher than the average rate of 970 in the sport.

The ACC’s strong showing comes one week after 81 league teams received APR recognition awards, the most of any Autonomy 5 conference.

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. Beginning with the current academic year (2015-16) and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.