EASTON, Pa. – Nineteen of Lafayette College’s athletic programs finished above the national average in the NCAA’s latest release of Academic Progress Rates.
Lafayette’s football (992), men’s cross country (1000), women’s cross country (1000), fencing (1000), men’s soccer (997), men’s track and field (1000), softball (1000) and women’s tennis (1000) teams received Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards <http://www.goleopards.com/genrel/051718aac.html> from the NCAA on May 16 for posting multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.
On the men’s side, tennis (992), swimming and diving (981), lacrosse (996), baseball (993), and basketball teams (984) all easily eclipsed the national average APR score. For the women, the swimming and diving (997), lacrosse (997), field hockey (996), soccer (995), track and field (991) and basketball (995) also topped the national mark.
Each Division I team calculates its APR each academic year. Scholarship student-athletes receive one point each semester for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. At schools that don't offer scholarships, recruited student-athletes are tracked. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, including practice restrictions and playing season reductions. Rates are an average of the past four years' performance. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis.