7 Pitt athletic programs post highest multiyear academic report scores

Seven Pitt athletic programs — baseball, football, men’s cross country, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s tennis and women’s track & field — set or matched their highest multi-year Academic Progress Report scores as released by the NCAA.

Three women’s programs —basketball, tennis and cross country — posted perfect 1,000 scores to earn APR Public Recognition honors.

Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its APR each academic year, similar to a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. As tracked through the APR, more than 14,000 former college athletes have returned to school to get their degrees since the NCAA created the measurement tool. Each of those students earns back a lost APR point for their team. 

Rates are a calculation of each school's performance for the last four years. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis. APRs for each team, lists of teams receiving public recognition and those receiving sanctions are available online through the NCAA's searchable database.

Pitt had 11 of its 17 programs perform at or above the national average for multi-year rate ending with the 2017-18 academic year.

The women’s tennis team, which has since been disbanded, posted a perfect score for the fifth consecutive year and seventh time overall since the start of the APR. Women's cross country posted a perfect score of 1,000 for the second consecutive year and third time overall, while women’s basketball accomplished the feat for the first time.

2017-18 - Pitt Multi-Year APR Scores by Program
Program: Score (National Average) — ACC Rank

Baseball: 969 (976) — 14th

Men's Basketball: 985 (967) — 6th

Women's Basketball — 1,000 (982) — tied for 1st

Men's Cross Country: 994 (982) — 4th

Women's Cross Country — 1,000 (989) — T-1st

Football: 984 (968) — T-5th

Gymnastics: 991 (993) — 2nd

Men's Soccer: 965 (979) — 11th

Women's Soccer: 982 (988) — 14th

Softball: 992 (986) — T-5th

Men's Swimming & Diving: 986 (982) — T-7th

Women's Swimming & Diving: 990 (993) — T-10th

Women's Tennis — 1,000 (990) — T-1st

Men's Track & Field: 946 (973) — 15th

Women's Track & Field: 992 (983) — T-8th

Volleyball: 995 (987) — T-8th

Wrestling: 979 (976) — 5th

Read more about the APR at Pitt Athletics news site.