APR Recognition for Dores

Vanderbilt among nation's best in NCAA's Academic Progress Rates

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt student-athletes continue to author a string of exemplary success in the classroom, as reflected in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rates (APR) for the 2017-18 academic year released Wednesday.

The highest achievement that can be earned through the APR program is the Public Recognition Award, which honors programs ranking in the top 10 percent nationally in multiyear APR scores in each sport. In the latest multiyear APR scores released by the NCAA, the football, women’s bowling, men’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s lacrosse programs each earned Public Recognition Awards.

In all, six Commodore programs earned perfect APR scores of 1,000 in the latest release: men’s golf, men’s tennis, bowling, lacrosse, women’s soccer, and track and field. Vanderbilt football (991) was the highest of any SEC program and tied for fourth among Power 5 programs. Meanwhile, men’s basketball (995) tied for second among SEC programs.

Men’s Golf (1,000)
Men’s Tennis (1,000)
Bowling (1,000)
Lacrosse (1,000)
Women’s Soccer (1,000)
Track & Field Outdoor (Prior to 2015) (1,000)
Baseball (988)
Women’s Basketball (990)
Football (991)
Women’s Golf (991)
Women’s Tennis (992)
Track and Field (994)
Track and Field Indoor (Prior to 2015) (994)
Men’s Basketball (995)
Women’s Cross Country (995)
Women’s Swimming (997)

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the ongoing academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

*Vanderbilt men’s cross country does not have an annual APR rate this year, but the program’s past APR scores qualified the team for the Public Recognition Award.