Thursday June 10, 2010

Putting the STUDENT in Student-Athlete

Flyers teams continue to rank at or near the top of the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate report.

Eight University of Dayton athletics teams rank in the top 12 percent of teams in their respective sports for graduating student-athletes, according to the 2010 NCAA Academic Progress Rate report.

Women's basketball and men's and women's golf have the top APR scores in their respective conferences. Men's basketball and football have the second-best scores in their conferences. Women's soccer and indoor and outdoor track round out the list.

Each Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below 925 out of 1,000 can face penalties, such as scholarship losses and restrictions on practice and competition. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance.

For more information, contact Athletics Communications at 937-229-4390.