INDIANAPOLIS – (May 25) Seattle University athletics continued its run of academic success, as the Redhawks performed well in the most recent Academic Progress Report (APR), released by the NCAA this week.
Nine SU programs tallied a perfect score of 1,000 for the 2016-17 report. Men’s cross country, men’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, softball, women’s swimming, and women’s track and field each claimed perfect marks.
The Redhawks posted a 980 average score across their 18 sports in the 2016-17 findings. Last week, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, and women’s tennis each received Public Recognition Awards for ranking in the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports.
APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester 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 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
NCAA President Mark Emmert applauded Division I student-athletes for their continued academic achievement and dedication to earning a degree. "I am so pleased that the Academic Progress Rates continue to rise, but I am more excited about what those numbers mean: Thousands of college athletes continue to make real progress toward earning their degrees," Emmert said. "A college degree, combined with the skills they learn while participating in sports, will provide countless opportunities for them later in life."