Seven University of Louisville athletic teams posted a perfect score in the most recent single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data that was released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
The seven UofL sports with a perfect 1000 single-year APR score for the most recent 2015-16 figures consist of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis and volleyball. Nine additional Cardinal sports teams had a 2015-16 APR at 980 or above.
UofL's men's and women's basketball, football, men's and women's golf, and men's tennis teams are among the top 10 percent in their respective sports in the latest multiyear APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. Five of the sports programs have a perfect 1000 score for the most recent four-year period from 2012-16, with football just short of that mark with a 988 score, and each received public recognition from the NCAA last week.
Sixteen sports are among the upper half of scores in the nation within their respective sports for their multiyear APR, and of those sports, nine rank among the upper third. All of the 23 Cardinals sports teams — including 10 men's and 13 women's sports — have a four-year APR score at 970 or above, well above the minimum of 930 when penalties can be assessed.