University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa remained near the national average in the
latest Academic Performance Rate (APR) which was released by the NCAA,
of 18 UHM sport programs posted multi-year rates equal or higher than their
sport's respective national averages – football (962, national average: 951),
men's golf (984, 974), women's cross country (985, 985), women's soccer (983,
982), women's swimming and diving (989, 987). The multi-year rate includes
single-year scores from the past four academic years (2009-10, 2010-11,
2011-12, and 2012-13).
to the NCAA, the average national APR score for all sports is 976. Overall,
UHM's multi-year all-team APR is 968, which declined for the second consecutive
year from a record high of 972 in 2010-11.
10 of UHM's sports posted lower multi-year scores compared to last year, five
programs posted higher rates – men's golf (957 to 984), men's tennis (962 to
965), men's volleyball (949 to 956), women's soccer (978 to 983), and women's
water polo (966 to 967) – while three programs remained the same – football
(962), women's golf (950), and women's tennis (967).
football team's score of 962 is the highest in the program's history and higher
than the average of both the FBS (956) and for teams competing in the Mountain
West Conference (958).
importantly, no UHM team is in any danger of falling below the 930 threshold,
or a 940 average over the most recent two years, which would result in loss of
scholarship or postseason ban.
teams – men's golf, women's cross country, women's tennis, and women's water
polo – posted perfect single-year scores of 1,000 for the 2012-13 academic
year. In fact, men's golf and women's tennis posted perfect scores for the
third time in the last four years.
addition, eight teams raised or equaled their single-year score, with reference
to their own average. The program posting the highest single-year improvement
from the previous year was women's cross country (939 to 1,000) while men's
basketball (900 to 958) and women's water polo (943 to 1,000) also showed
am pleased that all of our teams meet the 930 APP penalty benchmark," said UH
Athletics Director Ben Jay." Special recognition goes to football, men's golf,
women's soccer, and women's swimming and diving for reaching our goal of
meeting the average of their peer programs in their sport. This is no easy task
and takes a dedicated effort over time. As more of our sports increase
their graduation rates we can be assured we are moving in a positive direction
and providing our student-athletes with the needed support so they can be
successful in acquiring their degrees from the University of Hawai‘i."
APR is calculated based on the number of student-athletes who are academically
eligible to compete, the number who remain at UHM, and the number who graduate
within five years. Teams with a four-year score below 930 can
be penalized by a loss of scholarships; teams with a four-year score below 900
are subject to more severe penalties, culminating in a loss of eligibility for
the sixth consecutive year, no UHM team will be penalized with loss of
the fall semester, UHM student-athletes posted a 3.03 cumulative grade point
average and remained over the 3.00 mark for the third straight semester.
Fifty-nine percent, or 295 student-athletes, achieved a grade point average of
3.0 or higher during the fall, which includes 21 perfect 4.0's.
Saturday, 75 current and former UHM student-athletes are expected to
participate in the Spring Commencement Exercises at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Multi-year APR (2012-13 Single-year APR)
Baseball: 965 (970)
Basketball: 949 (958)
Football: 962 (975)
Golf: 984 (1000)
Swimming & Diving: 965 (952)
Tennis: 955 (923)
Volleyball: 956 (923)
Basketball: 950 (945)
Cross Country: 985 (1000)
Golf: 950 (909)
Soccer: 983 (986)
Softball: 971 (952)
Swimming & Diving: 989 (980)
Tennis: 976 (1000)
Indoor Track & Field: 975 (966)
Outdoor Track & Field: 975 (961)
Volleyball: 962 (977)
Water Polo: 967 (1000)