ELMHURST, Ill. – Fifteen Summit League affiliated teams from nine institutions posted perfect scores in the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rates (APR). Last week, 16 Summit League teams were publicly recognized for posting multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent nationally for their sport.
The most recent APR scores are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.
The 15 Summit League teams which attained a 1,000 APR score are:
- Fort Wayne (Women's Golf)
- IUPUI (Men's Golf, Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis, Volleyball)
- North Dakota State (Men's Golf, Women's Golf)
- Omaha (Women's Tennis, Volleyball)
- Oral Roberts (Women's Golf)
- South Dakota (Softball)
- South Dakota State (Baseball, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Volleyball)
A total of 81 Summit League teams posted scores that exceeded the national average for all sports. The most recent four-year Division I APR is up two points over last year for an all-time high of 981.
Within their respective sport APR scores, 66 Summit League teams equaled or exceeded the national APR average. Within that total was 34 women's teams across nine sports and 32 men's squads over eight sports.
Among the NCAA's highest-profile sports, the average four-year APR for men's basketball is 966 and women's basketball is 980, both up two points over last year, and baseball is 973, up three from a year ago. Within those three sports, 16 Summit League teams exceeded their sport average:
- Men's Basketball: Fort Wayne (990), North Dakota State (985), Omaha (984), Denver (983), South Dakota State (976), IUPUI (970)
- Women's Basketball: South Dakota State (991), IUPUI (986), Fort Wayne (985), North Dakota State (985), Western Illinois (982)
- Baseball: South Dakota State (1,000), North Dakota State (991), Fort Wayne (990), Omaha (985), Oral Roberts (974)
Rates are an average of each school's performance for the past four years. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis. APRs for each team, lists of teams receiving public recognition and those receiving sanctions are available online through the NCAA's searchable database. The national analysis is based on member-provided data from April 5.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.