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13 Notre Dame Athletic Programs Earn Perfect APR Scores

May 19, 2020

Notre Dame added another academic award to its long list of accomplishments on Tuesday as the Fighting Irish led all Football Bowl Subdivision programs with 13 Academy Progress Rating (APR) Public Recognition Awards and totaled 13 perfect scores in the latest update by the NCAA. 

Every Notre Dame program scored above the APR average in each sport. 

Men’s cross country, men’s fencing, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s track, softball, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse and women’s volleyball all earned perfect scores of 1,000. 

Notre Dame wasn't alone at the top as the 13 programs with perfect scores tied Stanford and it was the fifth time in the 14-year history of the APR that at least 13 teams held perfect scores. 

According to Notre Dame, no other FBS institution has had more years of at least 13 perfect scores than Notre Dame. Only three schools (Notre Dame, Boston College and Stanford) in the 14-year history of the APR have had 13 or more teams post scores of 1,000 in a single report. 

The ACC also proved to be at the top in APR ass 83 teams received awards, which was the second-most among Power 5 conferences as the Big Ten had 84 teams get awards. 

University of Notre Dame APR Ratings by Sport
Baseball -- 990
Football -- 970
Men’s Basketball -- 989
Men’s Cross Country -- 1,000
Men’s Fencing -- 1,000
Men’s Golf -- 988
Men’s Ice Hockey -- 991
Men’s Lacrosse -- 991
Men’s Soccer -- 1,000
Men’s Swimming and Diving -- 1,000
Men’s Tennis -- 1,000
Men’s Track -- 1,000
Softball -- 1,000
Women’s Basketball -- 995
Women’s Cross Country -- 995
Women’s Fencing -- 993
Women’s Golf -- 1,000
Women’s Lacrosse -- 1,000
Women’s Rowing -- 993
Women’s Soccer -- 1,000
Women’s Swimming and Diving -- 1,000
Women’s Tennis -- 1,000
Women’s Track -- 992
Women’s Track, Indoor (Prior to 2015) -- 992
Women’s Track, Outdoor (Prior to 2015) -- 990
Women’s Volleyball -- 1,000

The APR, created to provide more of a realā€time measurement of academic success than graduation rates offer, is a team-based metric where scholarship student-athletes earn one point each term for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. Schools that don’t offer scholarships track their recruited student-athletes.

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