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NCAA Releases APR Data for 2020-21

Jun 14, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA released its 2020-21 Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures and seven of Washington State University's intercollegiate athletic programs posted perfect single-year APR scores, it was announced Tuesday.

"While the world is beginning to wake back up as we emerge from the pandemic, challenges remain," said WSU Faculty Athletics Representative Nancy Swanger. "The accomplishments of our student-athletes as they have navigated their sport and their virtual/hybrid/in-person classes, are nothing short of remarkable. Very proud of our academic successes!"

The APR is an annual assessment of each team's academic and retention history. The overall APR score is based on the most recent four years of data (2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21). Every year thereafter, the most current year's data will be added and the oldest year of data will be removed, creating a four-year rolling rate.
For the 2020-21 academic year, women's cross country, women's golf, women's swimming and women's volleyball, along with men's basketball, men's cross country and men's golf earned perfect single-year APR scores of 1,000.
The WSU football team recorded a four-year average score of 959, with a single-year score of 969 matching its highest output over the past four years.
Additional four-year APR scores among the men's sports include cross country (980), golf (980), basketball (970), track & field (962) and baseball (951).
On the women's side, the highest four-year APR score was earned by cross country (1000), the only program to achieve a perfect four-year APR score. Volleyball (995) was next followed by golf (991), track & field (985), soccer (982), basketball (981), swimming (977), tennis (975) and rowing (971).
In all, six programs improved their four-year APR scores from the previous year, while two programs recorded the same score.