NCAA Press Release
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eleven Harvard varsity athletic teams earned Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards, the NCAA announced today (May 12). Based on the most recent multiyear APR scores dating to the 2018-19 academic year, these 11 teams were among the top 10 percent in their sport.
The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in each sport.
The 11 Crimson teams to be honored are: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's ice hockey, women's ice hockey, men's skiing, women's skiing, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, men's volleyball, and women's volleyball.
Teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,380, up by 52 from the previous academic year, largely due to an increase in squads with perfect scores. APRs for programs in the top 10% ranged from 987 to a perfect 1,000. The number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,266, an increase of 52 teams from last year.
Of the teams recognized, 499 competed in men's or mixed sports and 881 competed in women's sports. Every women's team earning a Public Recognition Award this year also earned a perfect score.
The Ivy League was the top-scoring conference in both number of teams and percentage of teams honored, with 113 teams and 51%.
"The number of teams earning Public Recognition Awards — including those earning perfect scores — has increased again, demonstrating the commitment member schools and college athletes have made to high academic achievement," NCAA President Mark Emmert said. "Congratulations to these teams for their continued academic success."
The Harvard baseball program is one of 62 teams has earned the Public Recognition Award every year of the 15-year old Academic Progress Rate (APR) cycle.