Hawkeyes Shine in NCAA Academic Progress Report

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) report for 2020-21 revealed that – for the 11th consecutive year – all of the University of Iowa’s 21 sports programs were well above the 930 threshold that signals a red flag with respect to academic progress. The highlights of results for UI’s student-athletes include:

  • Men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s golf, softball, women’s tennis, women’s swimming, and volleyball all scored a perfect single year score of 1,000.

Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its APR each academic year, similar to a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. As tracked through the APR, more than 14,000 former college athletes have returned to school to get their degrees since the NCAA created the measurement tool. Each of those students earns back a lost APR point for their team.