Men's Basketball: UConn posts perfect APR score for third time in four years

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie directs players during a 74-65 win over Houston on Mar. 10 at the XL Center in Hartford. (File Photo/The Daily Campus)

UConn head coach Kevin Ollie directs players during a 74-65 win over Houston on Mar. 10 at the XL Center in Hartford. (File Photo/The Daily Campus)

The UConn men’s basketball program scored a perfect 1,000 APR (Academic Progress Rating), the NCAA released Wednesday in a report.

The program has posted perfect scores in three of the last four academic years, including their last two, under head coach Kevin Ollie. Their four-year rolling average sits at 1,000, making UConn one of only 20 Division I schools to post perfect four-year averages, because players returned to earn degrees and mitigate their only non-perfect score.

The APR metric measures “the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term,” according to the NCAA’s website, and is used to hand down penalties. UConn was hit by one of these penalties during the 2012-13 season, as the NCAA banned the school from postseason play for falling below the required four-year average.

Less than five years later, the program sits in the top 10 percent of Division I men’s basketball APR scores.

UConn had four other programs finish in the top 10 percent of their respective sports – field hockey, men’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s tennis.


Tyler Keating is the sports editor for The Daily Campus, covering men’s basketball. He can be reached via email at tyler.keating@uconn.edu. He tweets @tylerskeating.