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University of Florida Touts High Academic Progress Rates for Multiple Sports Teams

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The University of Florida (UF) announced that four sports teams completed the 2024 season with the highest possible NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR), and 15 teams met or exceeded the APR national average. Below is an official release from UF’s athletic department.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Classroom success was shown again for University of Florida student-athletes in the Academic Progress Rate (APR), announced Tuesday by the NCAA.

Four Florida teams turned in the max of 1,000 scores – gymnastics, women’s swimming & diving, men’s tennis and volleyball. Florida’s overall average APR is 986, above the national four-year rate of 984.

“This APR report shows that academics are important to Gator student-athletes,” Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “Getting a degree from a top public university is a goal our Gators are working toward.” /a>

Fifteen Florida teams exceeded or equaled its sport’s national average. This includes Florida football team’s 981, which is above the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) national average of 968. Men’s (984) and women’s (985) basketball and baseball (993) also surpass the national averages of 968, 981 and 978, respectively.

Since 2020, a portion of NCAA revenue is distributed to members based on student-athletes’ academic achievement, including APR scores. Schools earn one academic achievement unit per year if its student-athletes meet at least one of these requirements:

  • Earn an overall single-year all-sport APR of 985 or higher
  • Earn an overall all-sport Graduation Success Rate of 90% or higher
  • Earn a federal graduation rate that is at least 13 percentage points higher than the federal graduation rate of the student-body at that school
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Florida qualifies for the NCAA revenue distribution as it meets the first two points.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success by tracking eligibility and progress toward graduation of each student-athlete on scholarship. The current report contains multi-year rates based on the four years from the 2019-20 academic year through the 2022-23 academic years.

To compete in 2024-25 postseason action, teams must achieve a 930 four-year APR in this report. This is the 20th year of the APR.

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