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    Gonzaga Athletics Continues to Impress with NCAA APR Scores
    Zags’ athletic programs boast a 993 APR

    INDIANAPOLIS – Gonzaga Athletics combined to post an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 993, according to data released by the NCAA Tuesday.

    Of GU's 15 APR-eligible teams, six posted scores of 995 or better, with women's basketball and men's tennis boasting perfect 1,000 scores in the APR's multi-year average, which is a combined mark of reported data from each of the past four completed academic years. The 993 is also nine points above the NCAA average of 984. GU Baseball, women's golf, women's rowing, and women's tennis all saw their APR scores improve from last year.

    Gonzaga boasts the best departmental multi-year average APR in the West Coast Conference, with Santa Clara and San Francisco both second at a departmental multi-year average of 992. All but one GU program met or exceeded the NCAA average multi-year rate for their respective sports.

    Gonzaga women's basketball posted their 12th consecutive 1000 score for single-year APR. Zag men's tennis earned a perfect single-year score for the sixth straight year.

    The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete during the school year. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

    Teams must meet a certain academic threshold to qualify for the postseason, and programs also can face penalties for continued low academic performance. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on annual scores from the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.

    Instituted in 2004, the Academic Progress Rate (APR) program is a 1,000-point scale representing an institution's retention and maintenance of their scholarship student-athletes' academic eligibility and citizenship. APR rates are calculated every semester and are attached not only to institutions, but also to individual head coaches. The NCAA currently uses an APR score of 930 as its cut-off for acceptable retention and graduation of student-athletes; schools falling under that standard may be subject to NCAA penalties ranging from scholarship limits and/or reductions to potential elimination of postseason play opportunities.
    Link: Gonzaga Athletics Continues to Impress with NCAA APR Scores - Gonzaga University Athletics (

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