Hawkeyes Shine in NCAA Academic Progress Report

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate (APR) report for 2021-2022 revealed that – for the 12th 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:

  • Women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, swimming & diving, tennis, women’s track and field, and volleyball all scored a perfect single year score of 1,000.
  • No Hawkeye team scored below 968, and nine teams (women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, field hockey, women’s golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming and diving and women’s track and field0 scored at or above the NCAA Division I average APR score of 984
  • The Division I single-year APR score for the UI Athletics Department was 987, which scored above the 985 needed to meet the NCAA academic unit benchmark

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.