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May 14, 2014

NCAA APR Searchable Database | NCAA APR Release

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Patriot League teams continue to shine in the classroom with more than 93 percent of League squads posting an Academic Progress Rate score above the national average in the latest release of data from the NCAA on Wednesday.

The Patriot League finished second among all conferences in multi-year APR by scoring a 991, and led the nation in multi-year APR data for men's basketball with an identical 991 mark. Patriot League teams also combined to place in the top five among all conferences for APR in women's basketball, football and baseball. The Patriot League had 198 of its 212 teams score above the national multi-year APR average of 976, with every men's basketball, football and baseball team and all but one women's basketball team coming in above the national average for its sport.

After 92 Patriot League teams received Public Recognition Awards last week for finishing among the top 10 percent in their sport in multi-year APR data, it was revealed on Wednesday that 81 of those squads came away with a perfect APR score of 1000. Bucknell had 19 of its Patriot League teams, and 21 overall, record perfect scores, while Lafayette (15) and Colgate (12) followed with all of their teams with perfect scores competing in the Patriot League.

Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year. Scholarship student-athletes each semester receive one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, including practice restrictions and playing season reductions. Rates are an average of the past four years' performance. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis.

The NCAA's high profile sports all saw an uptick in average four-year APR. Men's basketball went up five points to 957, baseball (967) and football (951) each went up two points and women's basketball (973) rose by a point. The national multi-year APR average went up two points to 976.

APRs are available by conference, school, sport and year in the NCAA's searchable database. For the full release from the NCAA, go here

Patriot League Teams Posting Perfect Multi-Year APR Scores
American (2): Men's Swimming and Diving, Women's Soccer
Army (1): Men's Cross Country
Boston University (6): Men's Cross Country, Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Softball, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis
Bucknell (19): Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Lacrosse, Men's Soccer, Men's Tennis, Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Softball, Field Hockey, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Volleyball
Colgate (12): Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's Soccer, Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Rowing, Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Holy Cross (8): Baseball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Softball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis
Lafayette (15): Baseball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Swimming and Diving, Men's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Lacrosse, Women's Soccer, Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, Women's Volleyball
Lehigh (9): Men's Basketball, Men's Tennis, Softball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Women's Rowing, Women's Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball
Loyola Maryland (6): Men's Tennis, Women's Cross Country, Women's Rowing, Women's Tennis, Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field
Navy (1): Men's Golf
Georgetown (1): Women's Rowing
MIT (1): Women's Rowing

Additional Perfect Scores From Full-Member League Institutions
Bucknell (2): Men's Water Polo, Women's Water Polo