COLLEGE PARK, MD – Ten University of Maryland athletic teams earned a perfect 1000 Academic Progress Rate (APR) score per the data released by the NCAA. The teams include: men’s lacrosse, men’s golf, women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse, softball, women’s tennis, and women’s track and field.
Ten perfect APR scores is one shy of Maryland’s record of 11 teams with perfect scores in the 2013-14 and 2018-19 academic years. The women’s cross country and women’s golf teams both earned multi-year scores of 1000, which is attained by four consecutive years of perfect single-year APR scores.
Eleven sport programs improved their multi-year scores, while an additional five maintained their multi-year scores. An impressive 12 teams boast a multi-year APR score above 980. In total, six intercollegiate sport programs at the University of Maryland improved their single-year APR scores, while an additional six programs maintained their single-year scores.
“Once again, our student-athletes performed at the highest levels in the classroom,” said Damon Evans, Barry P. Gossett Director of Athletics. “I want to congratulate our Terrapins and our Gossett Center staff on another impressive year. Our commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated by 10 programs recording perfect 1,000 APR scores and 11 teams improving their multi-year APR scores. These are achievements to be celebrated.”
Men’s lacrosse has earned a perfect 1000 in three consecutive years, women’s gymnastics and softball have posted perfect scores in two consecutive years. And, women’s golf has posted a perfect 1000 APR score every year since 2015-16.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes, and the attention devoted to academic success by our academics staff, coaches, and administration,” said Brady Rourke, Director of the Gossett Center. “Ten teams with perfect APR scores is remarkable. It conveys the energy and focus student-athletes dedicate to academic achievement. Furthermore, the high marks reflect the time and energy GSAC staff invest to ensure student-athletes remain in good academic standing and progress toward graduation.”
The newly released multi-year APR scores are comprised of data submitted for 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22. The APR index was…
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