Seven Pitt athletic programs — baseball, football, men’s cross country, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s tennis and women’s track & field — set or matched their highest multi-year Academic Progress Report scores as released by the NCAA.
Three women’s programs —basketball, tennis and cross country — posted perfect 1,000 scores to earn APR Public Recognition honors.
Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its APR each academic year, similar to a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. As tracked through the APR, more than 14,000 former college athletes have returned to school to get their degrees since the NCAA created the measurement tool. Each of those students earns back a lost APR point for their team.
Rates are a calculation of each school's performance for the last 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.
Pitt had 11 of its 17 programs perform at or above the national average for multi-year rate ending with the 2017-18 academic year.
The women’s tennis team, which has since been disbanded, posted a perfect score for the fifth consecutive year and seventh time overall since the start of the APR. Women's cross country posted a perfect score of 1,000 for the second consecutive year and third time overall, while women’s basketball accomplished the feat for the first time.
2017-18 - Pitt Multi-Year APR Scores by Program
Program: Score (National Average) — ACC Rank
Baseball: 969 (976) — 14th
Men's Basketball: 985 (967) — 6th
Women's Basketball — 1,000 (982) — tied for 1st
Men's Cross Country: 994 (982) — 4th
Women's Cross Country — 1,000 (989) — T-1st
Football: 984 (968) — T-5th
Gymnastics: 991 (993) — 2nd
Men's Soccer: 965 (979) — 11th
Women's Soccer: 982 (988) — 14th
Softball: 992 (986) — T-5th
Men's Swimming & Diving: 986 (982) — T-7th
Women's Swimming & Diving: 990 (993) — T-10th
Women's Tennis — 1,000 (990) — T-1st
Men's Track & Field: 946 (973) — 15th
Women's Track & Field: 992 (983) — T-8th
Volleyball: 995 (987) — T-8th
Wrestling: 979 (976) — 5th
Read more about the APR at Pitt Athletics news site.