Samford Student Athletes Post Impressive Academic Scores
Samford University’s athletic teams posted an average score of 983.6 out of 1,000 in the NCAA’s Division I Multi-Year Academic Progress Rate (APR) report, released May 23 by the NCAA.
Three Samford teams (men’s cross country, men’s tennis and women’s basketball) turned in perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, while 11 teams compiled scores of at least 975.
In the single-year report, Samford’s teams averaged a 987.2. Seven Bulldog teams (baseball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s basketball, women’s cross country and women’s golf) either led the Southern Conference or tied for the SoCon lead with perfect scores of 1,000 in the single-year report.
The APR compilations, first made public in 2005, are based on academic eligibility, retention and graduation rates for student-athletes at all NCAA Division I member institutions. These scores and multiyear rate figures reflect the data from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years. Samford competes in eight men's and nine women's varsity sports at the Division I level.
SAMFORD APR SCORES BY SPORT
SPORT MULTI-YEAR SCORE SINGLE-YEAR SCORE
Baseball 968 1,000
Men’s Basketball 975 980
Men’s Cross Country 1,000 1,000
Football 980 985
Men’s Golf 987 1,000
Men’s Tennis 1,000 1,000
Men’s Track 983 964
Women’s Basketball 1,000 1,000
Women’s Cross Country 968 1,000
Women’s Golf 991 1,000
Softball 986 986
Women’s Soccer 973 989
Women’s Tennis 984 941
Women’s Track 964 984
Women’s Volleyball 995 979
AVERAGE 983.6 987.2
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ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.