UNR Athletes Exceed NCAA Academic Expectations

May 28, 2015

Student-athletes in nearly every sport at the University of Nevada, Reno improved their academic progress scores from last year. 

Legacy Hall at University of Nevada, Reno.
Credit Esther Ciammachilli

This week, the NCAA released the Academic Progress Report, or APR. It tracks eligibility and retention of student-athletes at Division I colleges and universities.

All 16 of Nevada's sports programs met or exceeded the 930 point benchmark set by the NCAA. Ten of those programs scored a perfect 1,000 for the 2013-14 school year, including women's basketball, softball and men's tennis. UNR Athletic Director Doug Knuth.

"This is the reason why we're on a college campus. It's about academics, it's about education. We're not professional sports, we're college sports."

The APR has been in place for a decade now and UNR has met or exceeded NCAA standards every year since the program was launched.