Marshall Athletics Announces NCAA APR Scores

The NCAA released the latest Division I academic progress rates today and all 15 of Marshall University’s athletic programs are in good standing with multi-year rates above the 925 threshold. In fact, seven Thundering Herd athletic teams scored a perfect 1,000 for the last academic year of the cohort.

Marshall’s men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, women’s tennis and volleyball programs all scored a perfect 1,000 for the 2009-10 academic year.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes and their tremendous accomplishments in the classroom,” Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick said. “We are committed to providing all of our student-athletes with the tools and environment necessary to succeed academically and earn their degrees.”

Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face penalties, such as scholarship losses and restrictions on practice and competition. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance. Marshall University has never faced a penalty of any kind in the history of the APR program.

APR scores per institution, along with penalties per school and teams receiving public recognition, are available online through the NCAA’s searchable database at

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