Bobcats Post Solid APR Numbers In Latest Report

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The Ohio University Athletic Department posted eight program-best multi-year APR scores, according to the most recent scores released by the NCAA Tuesday.

According to the NCAA, APR (Academic Progress Rate) is "a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student athlete, each term." The most recent scores reflect a four-year average from the Division I report reflect four-year averages from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12 seasons.

For the second consecutive year, 13 of 16 Ohio athletic programs posted multi-year APR rates of 970 or higher. Eight sports — field hockey, wrestling, softball, women's cross country, soccer, swimming & diving, women's indoor track & field and women's outdoor track & field — bettered or matched program highs for four-year APR scores.

In all, 12 of 16 programs posted scored equal to or better than the previous year.

The field hockey, wrestling and women's cross country teams and both women's track and field teams posted the highest scores in the Mid-American Conference for their respective programs.

None of Ohio's programs face penalties for low APR scores this season.

Ohio Women's Cross Country posted the highest of all Bobcat scores with a 1000 APR score.

Ohio Men's Basketball posted the lowest four-year score at 932. This score is the second-lowest in the MAC, one spot above the University of Toledo men's basketball program. The score of 932 is, however, up 22 from the 2010 score of 910 which resulted in the loss of one scholarship.

Ohio Football's score of 945 ranks eighth in the Mid-American Conference.

Ohio's 2011-12 APR scores:

Baseball: 957

Men's Basketball: 932

Women's Basketball: 976

Field Hockey: 997

Football: 945

Men's Golf: 981

Women's Golf: 985

Softball: 993

Soccer: 993

Swimming & Diving: 989

Women's Indoor Track & Field: 994

Women's Outdoor Track & Field: 996

Volleyball: 995

Wrestling: 978

Men's Cross Country: 983

Women's Cross Country: 1000