Records are set and broken all the time on courts and fields in Stillwater, but Oklahoma State’s student athletes are also setting records in the classroom.
OSU’s men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s cross-country, women’s cross-country, softball, and women’s track teams all scored 1,000 on the APR for the 2017-18 academic year. The APR (academic progress rate) is a team-based metric that holds schools accountable for the eligibility and retention of each student athlete.
Having seven teams with a perfect APR breaks OSU’s record of six from the 2016-17 academic year.
|Women’s Track and Field||1,000||988|
|Men’s Track and Field||963||973|
Since the APR was implemented for the 2003-04 academic year, OSU’s men’s golf team has scored a perfect 1,000 13 of the 14 years. The men’s golf team is OSU’s lone team with a perfect four-year score.
Four-year scores are important because teams’ four-year scores must be over 930 to participate in NCAA Championships, all of OSU’s four-year scores are over that number.
OSU’s football team’s four-year 982 ranks second in the Big 12 and is tied for 15th nationally.
The APR applies to scholarship athletes. Athletes get one point for staying in school and another for remaining academically eligible. Teams’ total points are divided by points possible then multiplied by 1,000 to get the final score. If you’re more of a visual learned, the NCAA made this handy chart: