CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Ten Harvard University athletic programs achieved perfect multiyear scores of 1000 in the 2018-19 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA on Tuesday (May 19) in accordance with the NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program.
All 32 Harvard teams that compete for NCAA championships scored well above the threshold required (930) by the NCAA. The ten teams with perfect multiyear scores of 1000 were men's and women's basketball, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's skiing, women's swimming and diving, women's tennis, and men's and women's volleyball.
The APR is a real-time measure of a team's academic performance and is calculated by reviewing variables such as eligibility, retention and graduation rates of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.
In order to compete in the 2020-21 postseason, teams must achieve a 930 four-year APR. NCAA member representatives chose the 930 standard because that score predicts a 50 percent graduation rate for the team. Additionally, teams must earn at least a 930 APR to avoid penalties.