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University of Dayton’s 6 perfect programs among highlights in NCAA’s APR Report

University of Dayton, Press Release,

The NCAA Academic Progress Reports (APR) were released this month, with the University of Dayton athletics programs continuing to excel. Data contained in the report is through the 2022-23 academic year.

Here are Dayton's highlights from the report:

• The following six programs had perfect scores of 1,000: men's cross country, men's tennis, women's tennis, softball, women's soccer and women's golf.  

• UD's six perfect APR sports are tied for the most in the Atlantic 10 this year.

• Overall, Dayton averaged an APR of 991 across all programs, seven points above the national average of 984.

• Softball is one of 18 programs with a perfect APR who played in the 2024 NCAA tournament.

• Women's basketball's 995 APR scored tied for first in the Atlantic 10.

• Football's 987 APR is second in the Pioneer Football League.

• Football is also third among Division I teams in Ohio, behind Ohio State and Cincinnati.

• Men's golf's 993 is third in the Atlantic 10.

Dayton is one of just 15 institutions to have at least three teams earn APR recognition in each of the 20 years of the APR report. The other schools are Brown, Bucknell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Duke, Harvard, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton and Yale.

Throughout 20 years of the Academic Performance Program, more than 21,365 student-athletes have gone back to school to earn their degrees — earning points for their former team. These student-athletes are typically not counted in the federal graduation rate or Graduation Success Rate calculations.

Each academic year, every Division I sports team calculates its APR using a simple and consistent formula. Each term, scholarship student-athletes can earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. For schools that do not offer scholarships, recruited student-athletes are tracked.

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