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Ohio State football program receives perfect Academic Progress Rate score

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The NCAA released the latest Academic Progress Rate scores on Tuesday and 15 Ohio State athletic programs received a perfect score of 1,000 (subscription may be required). The Ohio State football program was among the fifteen for the 2020-2021 academic year that also included baseball, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s fencing, men’s golf, men’s gymnastics, men’s soccer, wrestling, women’s golf, women’s swimming, women’s track, women’s volleyball, and rifle.

The APR measures academic eligibility, retention, and graduation rates by tracking every student-athlete’s progress. It is separate from a grade point average, but instead is designed to measure the program as a whole for academic results.

Across all programs at Ohio State, the overall score was 992, the second-best ever behind a combined 995 score in 2019-2020.

“The current data shows not only that academics continued to be a priority under pandemic conditions for students, coaches, and support staff, but also that a focus on academic success has been a core value over time at Ohio State,” said Dr. John Davidson, OSU’s faculty athletics representative in a statement released by the school.

Even more evidence of the commitment to academics, the football program’s multi-year score of 991 (taken from 2017 through 2021) is third in the Big Ten behind just Northwestern (995) and Wisconsin (992) and is tied for ninth nationally.

But you won’t hear that from Notre Dame head coach Marcus Freeman.

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