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Virginia Tech raises the bar in latest NCAA APR report

Virginia Tech Athletics continued to display impressive results in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate Institutional Report, which was released Tuesday afternoon by the NCAA. Led by women's golf's perfect multiyear rate of 1,000, 18 Hokie programs posted at least a 970. A total of nine teams had a perfect APR for the 2022-23 academic year.

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech Athletics continued to display impressive results in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate Institutional Report, which was released Tuesday afternoon by the NCAA. Led by women's golf's perfect multiyear rate of 1,000, 18 Hokie programs posted at least a 970. A total of nine teams had a perfect APR for the 2022-23 academic year.
 
"The APR metric is just one example of how closely our SAASS staff, coaches and student-athletes work together for both retention and academic eligibility," Sarah Armstrong, Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services said. "Virginia Tech is a special place for each of us, and I can truly say that the SAASS staff enjoys the opportunity we have to work alongside such amazing individuals each day."

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete during the school year. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
 
Teams must meet a certain academic threshold to qualify for the postseason, and programs also can face penalties for continued low academic performance. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on annual scores from the 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years.

Despite the transfer portal era, which directly impacts retention numbers and overall APR scores, the Hokies maintain impressive academic metrics. All 20 Tech sports programs included in the report exceeded an APR score of 945. One Hokie program – women's golf – posted a perfect multiyear score of 1,000 and seven of 20 had a score of at least 990. Women's golf achieved a perfect score for the seventh straight year.
 
Women's soccer recorded its 13th straight year of at least a 990, while women's tennis and men's tennis delivered their 13th and seventh straight years, respectively. Men's basketball tallied a 977, while football posted a 969. The football program has been above the 950 threshold since 2009-10.
 
For more information on the APR, please check the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org.
 

NCAA ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATE INSTITUTIONAL REPORT
SPORTMULTIYEAR RATE2022-23
Baseball979990
Men's Basketball977977
Men's Cross Country9931,000
Football969970
Men's Golf9861,000
Men's Soccer970990
Men's Swimming and Diving979973
Men's Tennis9931,000
Men's Track and Field984989
Wrestling946890
Women's Basketball984932
Women's Cross Country9951,000
Women's Golf1,0001,000
Women's Lacrosse9981,000
Softball972978
Women's Soccer9981,000
Women's Swimming and Diving988993
Women's Tennis9921,000
Women's Track and Field985988
Women's Volleyball9831,000