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Wildcats Named One of Thirteen Programs With Perfect APR
May 18, 2017


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.