Eight Mocs sports programs beat APR national averages
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga continues to excel in its Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, according to the information released by the NCAA last week. The Mocs already had three programs receive public recognition, and the release of the full scores shows seven of UTC’s 14 teams with perfect single-year marks.
The Mocs had eight programs beat the national average, while all 14 were above the NCAA minimum of 930. Single-year scores released were from the 2016-17 academic year, while the four-year scores encompassed the 2013-14 through 2016-17 cohorts.
It is the seventh year in a row at least seven of Chattanooga’s programs had a perfect single-year score of 1,000. The Mocs had eight teams with a perfect single-year score in 2014-15, 11 the year before, 12 in 2011-12 and a school-record 13 in 201011.
The soccer team made the biggest jump, moving up 10 points to post a program record 989. Football, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, soccer, women’s tennis, women’s track and field and volleyball all beat the national average.
Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its Academic Progress Rate each academic year, like a report card. Each semester scholarship student-athletes earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. At schools that don’t offer scholarships, recruited student-athletes are tracked.