UW Posts Four-Year APR Of 999, Highest In NCAA-FBS History

Per UW team release

The Washington football team has earned a four-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate of 999 (out of a possible 1,000) for 2018-2019, the highest four-year score ever by an NCAA-FBS football program, the NCAA announced today.

The UW football team’s score (full APR totals for all other NCAA sports will be released next week) was the highest in the nation and was one point better than the previous high by an FBS program (998, Wisconsin, 2013-14).

“I could not be more proud of our football program for today’s NCAA Academic Progress Report release,” said Jennifer Cohen, UW’s director of athletics. “To post the highest-ever recorded four-year mark among FBS programs speaks volumes about our students, football coaches and staff’s commitment to continued excellence in the classroom at the University of Washington. I’d especially like to acknowledge Kim Durand [senior associate athletic director for student development] and her team for their tireless work to support our students’ academic endeavors.”

In 2004, the NCAA created the APR to measure academic progress and retention — not solely graduation rate. The scores represent a four-year rolling average from the academic year 2015-16 through 2018-19. 

The the rating released today, Washington was one of 13 football programs that earned a score of 988 or higher, the standard for APR recognition from the NCAA this year. The Huskies’ 999 placed the UW atop the Pac-12 for the third year in a row. Washington has earned APR recognition from the NCAA four years in a row now. 

The UW football team’s score of 991 in last year’s ranking was the highest in program history prior to this year’s 999. No Pac-12 football program has ever scored higher than 995 (Stanford, in 2004-2005).

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