Husky Athletic Department continues to set academic records

Per Team Release

May 19, 2020SEATTLE – University of Washington student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, as the Huskies again measured above 980 in the NCAA’s latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) release. The data, released Tuesday, scored the UW at 989 for its four-year average, marking the eighth consecutive year Washington has been north of 980. The news comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that the football program ranked No. 1 in the nation and posted the highest-ever (999) four-year mark for NCAA-FBS schools. 

“Today’s news reflects the unwavering commitment that our student-athletes and coaches have to academic success at the University of Washington,” said Jennifer Cohen, Director of Athletics. “It takes an incredible amount of effort and collaboration from our students, coaches and academic support staff, led by Kim Durand, to achieve these results.”

Men’s basketball, beach volleyball and women’s tennis joined the football program in earning NCAA public recognition for posting rates in the top 10-percent in their sport. Men’s basketball posted a perfect 1000 and topped the list for Pac-12 schools, while beach volleyball (1000) and women’s tennis (1000) also were first among conference schools in the data. 

APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. The APR scores released today reflect academic rates from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years

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