CHANDLER, Ariz. -
The Villanova field hockey team continues to succeed in the classroom as they were named one of thirteen schools who received NCAA Public Recognition Awards. The Wildcats received a perfect APR score of 1,000.
More than 80 percent of Division I field hockey teams scored above the national all-sport APR four-year average of 981. Villanova, along with Brown, Bucknell, Colgate, Columbia, Connecticut, Georgetown, Indiana, Northwestern, Penn, Saint Louis, Stanford, and Virginia Commonwealth all received the perfect APR scores.
Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its Academic Progress Rate each academic year, like a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. At schools that don’t offer scholarships, recruited student-athletes are tracked.