Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Monica McAlister on 05/15/14 at 07:14 AM ET
Yesterday the NCAA released their latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and as you guessed men's hockey is number one in having student-athletes successfully progress towards completing their degree.
From College Hockey Inc.
The APR, created a decade ago to measure Division I schools and teams on their student-athletes' success in the classroom, awards points to teams based on students' grades, their progress toward their degree and for staying in school. Teams are also rewarded in the APR for students who return to school to complete their degrees.
Men's hockey's four-year average APR score of 984 from 2009-13 is eight points above the Division I average (976). Hockey, which features 59 Division I programs, has far more teams than the next five sports in the top six: water polo (22), gymnastics (16), volleyball (22), fencing (18) and skiing (11).
Hockey's single-year score of 984 in 2012-13 is four points better than the next-closest sport (men's golf) and a four-point improvement over hockey's single-year score in 2007-08.
Read the full story and check out the official press release and NCAA Findings on College Hockey Inc.
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