Seven WSU Intercollegiate athletic programs earn perfect single-year APR scores

Seven programs earned single-year perfect scores



The WSU volleyball team prepares for a match against USC, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, in Pullman.

JAKE HULL, Evergreen reporter

On Tuesday the NCAA announced and released the 2020-21 Academic Progress Rate figures for intercollegiate athletic programs. Seven of WSU’s athletic programs earned perfect scores of 1000.

APR is the assessment of each athletic program’s retention and academic history which is measured using the most recent four years of data. The data continues on a rolling basis, meaning if APR was measured in 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21, when the 2021-22 year comes it will replace the 2017-18 data.

The women’s WSU athletic programs earned four perfect APR single-season scores. The perfect programs included: cross country, golf, swimming, and volleyball. For the men’s sports programs, they earned three perfect scores: basketball, cross country, and golf.

Football just missed out on the perfect score, but they tied their highest score over the past four years of 969 instead.

The highest-scoreing program on the men’s side was cross country and golf who both earned a four-year average of 980. Basketball was a 970 four-year average.

For the women’s programs, cross country was the only athletic program for WSU to earn a perfect average APR four-year score out of 1000. Volleyball earned a 995, while golf had a score of 991.

Accademics has been a focus for WSU under atheltic director Pat Chun. That focus is paying off on the field of play and in the classroom.