A week after Valparaiso University boasted a conference-most six teams earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards and just days after the department recognized 132 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors, the academic success of Valpo student-athletes was in the limelight once again on Tuesday.
The NCAA released its most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) data, and five Valpo programs achieved perfect scores of 1000 with 12 teams posting scores 990 or better.
Men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s cross country, women’s golf and women’s tennis were all recognized with perfect APR scores. Women’s soccer (998), men’s track & field (996), women’s basketball (995), volleyball (995), softball (993), bowling (993) and women’s swimming (993) all had scores of 990 or better.
All of Valpo’s athletic teams were well above the multi-year score of 930 required to sustain postseason eligibility for the 2020-21 academic and athletic year. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.