Eight Mocs sports pro­grams beat APR na­tional av­er­ages

Walker County Messenger - - Sports -

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.

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