The NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rates for numerous sports programs at Nebraska, UNO and Creighton.
Nine women’s teams across the three schools — basketball, tennis and volleyball at UNO; basketball, cross country, golf and tennis at Creighton; rifle and tennis at Nebraska — scored a perfect 1,000 for the 2016-17 academic year.
This means all academically-eligible athletes stayed the full year, none were suspended for academics and none left midway through a semester.
The APR measures graduation rates for athletes who stay the full term and don’t turn pro.
Nebraska football scored a 980 for the 2016-17 academic year. Baseball scored a 986, while men’s basketball scored a 974. Women’s basketball and volleyball scored a 995, while softball scored a 993.
The Creighton men’s and women’s basketball teams scored 971 and 1,000, respectively. The baseball team scored 955, the lowest APR of any sport at the three schools.
CU men’s basketball was second-lowest. Bluejay men’s soccer scored 975. The UNO men’s and women’s basketball teams scored 984 and 1,000. The UNO men’s soccer team scored 989.
According to the NCAA, the APR is calculated as follows:
- Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
- A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
- In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.
- Teams with lower than a 930 four-year rolling APR are not allowed to compete in championships.