Ole Miss Posts Highest Overall APR Score in Program History

May 23, 2018

NCAA Release

INDIANAPOLIS
– Ole Miss Athletics added another superlative in the classroom, notching the highest APR score in program history with an average of 989 in the annual APR release by the NCAA on Wednesday.


Ole Miss is coming off yet another semester that broke the program record for highest cumulative GPA, and with Federal Graduation Rates and Graduation Success Rates at all-time highs as well, the newly-released APR scores pile onto a growing list of academic successes for the athletic department.


“Our student-athletes have committed to the hard work that it takes to be champions in the classroom, as well as on the courts and fields,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development Derek Cowherd. “We are so very proud of their work ethic and thankful for faculty and staff, as well as those in the athletic department who support them in their quest for excellence.”


Of the 16 sports Ole Miss offers, 11 posted perfect single-season scores of 1,000. Additionally, two programs – men’s golf and women’s tennis – own perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, which earned them the NCAA Public Recognition Award last week.


The overall program score of 989 is six points above the current national average of 983. Ole Miss also ranks toward the top of the SEC in several sports, as the Rebels are tied for first in both men’s golf and women’s tennis, while the men’s track & field team ranks second.


The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally.


The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.


The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.


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Ole Miss Student-Athlete Development Mission

The mission of the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Development program is to challenge student-athletes to be lifelong learners while pursuing continuous improvement academically, socially, personally and professionally during and beyond their careers as student-athletes.

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