Updated: Gators also receive high marks in classroom

UF graduation at the O'Connell Center. [Lauren Bacho/Gainesville Sun]

[Updated: 6:61 p.m. 5-23-18]

Just like they’ve been doing on the courts and playing fields, the Florida Gators continue to have success in the classroom as well.

All 19 of UF’s athletic teams received high scores in the Academic Progress Rate that was released by the NCAA on Wednesday. All Gator teams scored above a 960 out of 1,000

Thirteen teams met or exceeded the national average of their sport. Also, 13 teams posted the same or better score than a year ago.

“This is continued good news for Gator athletics,” UF athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “Last weekend, Florida received its 12th consecutive SEC All-Sports Trophy. Today, the APR shows that Gator student-athletes are equally interested in academic success.”

Last week, the NCAA recognized four UF teams for finishing in the top 10 percent in their respective sport. Women’s golf, men’s cross country and men’s and women’s tennis all had perfect scores of 1,000.

The football team and men’s basketball team both achieved scores considerably higher than the national average.

Men’s basketball has a score of 990, compared to the national average of 967, while the football team’s score of 977 is 13 points higher than the national average.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship, accounting for eligibility, retention and graduation. The current scores are multi-year rates based on the four years from the 2012-13 academic year through the 2015-16 academic year.

To compete in 2017-18 postseason play, teams must achieve a 930 four-year APR. This is the 13th year of the APR.

Florida Team-by-Team APR

Baseball 973
Basketball (Men’s) 990
Basketball (Women’s) 974
Cross Country (Men’s) 1000
Cross Country (Women’s) 984
Football 977
Golf (Men’s) 993
Golf (Women’s) 1000
Gymnastics 990
Lacrosse 998
Softball 997
Soccer 995
Swimming & Diving (Men’s) 973
Swimming & Diving (Women’s) 981
Tennis (Men’s) 1000
Tennis (Women’s) 1000
Track & Field (Men’s) 971
Track & Field (Women’s) 961
Volleyball 995



  1. I wonder which are the six that are not improving and are not above the average. We need to fix these teams. Otherwise a great story of the academic side after all they are students first, or at least they should be.

  2. APR/Football – Florida 977, FSU 939

    A 38 point win, Tebowcursetroll, where it really matters. The cognitive development of the mind. Also in basketball, 990 to 973. And your gridiron Noles are getting very close to that 930 score where postseason play will not be available to the Nole football players. So……if you are a recruit out there and your education matters to you, there is only one place where performance in the classroom and on the field or court is made a priority. And that campus is not in Tallahassee. It is in Gainesville, Florida.