The NCAA announced the Division I Academic Progress Rates (APR) today and a school-best 10 Hofstra athletic teams achieved a perfect score.
Men’s Basketball, Men’s Golf, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Field Hockey, Women’s Golf, Softball, Women’s Soccer and Women’s Tennis were the 10 programs that achieved a perfect 1000 score for the 2013-14 academic year.
“Academic excellence is paramount to the success of the Hofstra student-athletes,” commented Hofstra University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. “The hard work of our student-athletes, coaches, university advisement and athletic department staff is to be commended. The role of a student-athlete is extremely difficult in balancing the rigors of playing a Division I sport, while also performing exceptionally well in the classroom. The members of these 10 programs strive for greatness in both their school work and in their respective sports, and we thank them and congratulate them on their pursuit of excellence. We deeply appreciate the hard work and effort that our student-athletes put into their academic work.”
Since the inception of the APR in 2003-04, three Hofstra programs (softball, women’s tennis and men’s golf) have had perfect single season scores of 1000 on seven different occasions. The softball program has the longest streak of consecutive single year perfect scores of 1000, as they have done it for the last five years.
The APR, which has been in place for 11 years, provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
Last week a pair of Hofstra Athletic programs, softball and women’s tennis, were recognized by the NCAA as both posted a multi-year APR in the top-10 percent of their respective sport throughout Division I.
This multi-year APR covers the 2010-11 to 2013-14 academic years.