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UTSA Athletics shines in latest NCAA academic progress report

  UTSA Athletics shines in latest NCAA academic progress report

(May 14, 2019) -- The NCAA recently unveiled the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and UTSA Athletics once again reported figures that received national recognition and rank at or near the top of Conference USA.

Five UTSA programs — baseball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf and volleyball — recorded a perfect 1,000 APR while a total of nine sports registered an APR figure of 970 or better for the 2017-18 academic year. Additionally, seven programs reported a 2017-18 APR number that ranks in the 50th percentile or higher within their sport.

Earlier this month, four UTSA programs received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for having multiyear rates in the top 10 percent nationally in their sport. The men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf and volleyball programs all achieved a perfect multiyear rate of 1,000. 

That marked the second straight year UTSA collected four Public Recognition Awards, which is tied for the most received in one year in school history. UTSA now has received 15 awards in the 14-year history of the program, including 11 in the last three years.

Those four programs also rank at the top of Conference USA in their respective sports for multiyear APR. Three other UTSA programs boast a multiyear APR figure that stands in the top four in the league, as women’s basketball (991) and men’s track & field (979) both are third and softball is fourth (987).

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. It measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. The multiyear rates are based on scores from the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.

UTSA also recorded a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 82 percent, marking the third straight year with a GSR of 80 percent or better.

Below are some notable facts based on the public release of the latest APR data:

  • UTSA received four NCAA Public Recognition Awards for the second consecutive year and now has received 11 awards in the last three years and 15 in the 14-year history of the program.
  • UTSA ranks third among all NCAA Division I Texas schools with four Public Recognition Awards received in the latest report.
  • UTSA led Conference USA in multiyear APR in four different sports for the second straight reporting period.
  • UTSA ranked in the top four among C-USA schools for multiyear APR in seven sports.
  • For the sixth consecutive year, no UTSA sports are subject to postseason penalties.

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