Badgers fare well in Academic Progress Rates
The Wisconsin football team’s multiyear Academic Progress Rate of 998 is the top mark of all FBS teams in the country according to the NCAA’s release on Wednesday.
The Badgers lead a top five that includes Northwestern (992), Duke (992), Michigan (990) and Stanford (987).
This marks the third-straight year the Badgers’ football team has earned an APR Public Recognition Award, given to programs that finish among the top 10 percent in their sport.
UW joins Boise State, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Northwestern, Rutgers and Stanford as the only football programs that can make that claim.
The women’s golf program, which achieved a perfect score of 1000 in its multiyear APR, also earned an APR Public Recognition Award, the fifth-straight year it has done so. In all, 10 of UW’s 23 sports had an APR of at least 990.
Also, 19 Badgers programs were at or above their respective sport averages when compared to teams nationwide.
Wisconsin was one of just four FBS schools to achieve at least a 985 APR in football and men’s basketball, joining Duke, Stanford and Michigan.
Adding men’s hockey to the mix, UW is the only FBS school (and joins FCS schools Dartmouth and Holy Cross) with at least a 985 APR in those three sports.
Eight programs earned a perfect single-year APR score of 1000, including men’s basketball, football, men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s golf, women’s hockey, softball and volleyball.