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The latest Academic Progress Rates (APR) were recently released by the NCAA and the Hofstra University Department of Athletics continued its strong showing in that area. 

In the single year data covering the 2015-16 academic year, 10 Pride programs recorded a perfect 1,000 score. It marks the third straight year that Hofstra has had at least 10 teams with perfect single year APR scores.

In the multi-year APR, covering the 2012-13 through the 2015-16 academic years, Hofstra had a trio of teams with perfect APR scores. Those squads were the men’s golf, women’s cross country and women’s tennis program. In addition, out of Hofstra’s 17 athletic programs, 11 saw an increase in their multi-year APR and four more stayed exactly the same (including the three perfect scores).

“The entire Hofstra University community is incredibly proud of the outstanding work by our student-athletes on a daily basis,” commented Hofstra Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. “It is a credit to our student-athletes’ commitment to academics and the support provided by the Center for University Advising staff, our coaches and the academic community. We appreciate their hard work and congratulate them on representing Hofstra so well.”

For the single year APR, the following Hofstra teams recorded stellar 1,000 scores: men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s tennis and volleyball. In comparing the single-year data from 2014-2015 to 2015-2016, three teams saw increases (baseball, men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse) and another nine had back-to-back years of perfect 1000 APR scores.

Last week three Hofstra athletic teams received NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards. Men’s golf, women’s cross country and women’s tennis all had multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each of their respective sports.

Among its conference mates in the Colonial Athletic Association, the men’s golf, women’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s tennis programs all ranked first in the CAA in their respective sports.

The academic success of the Pride student-athletes has seen outstanding results as the more than 300 Hofstra student-athletes are coming off a fall semester in which they recorded a University-record 3.30 grade point average. It was the ninth straight semester that Hofstra student-athletes have averaged at least a 3.00 GPA as a group. Other impressive notes include that 15 of Hofstra’s 17 teams had a least a 3.00 GPA in the fall, 17 student-athletes earned Provost’s List (4.0 GPA) and 126 student-athletes received either Dean’s or Provost’s List honors. The 126 people honored marked a new record as well.

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Stephen Gorchov

Stephen Gorchov | Associate Director of Athletics for Communications | Hofstra University | stephen.a.gorchov@hofstra.edu | (516) 463-4933

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