Louie the Cardinal is the mascot of the University of Louisville (photo courtesy UofL Athletics)
Louie the Cardinal is the mascot of the University of Louisville (photo courtesy UofL Athletics)
Ten University of Louisville athletic teams posted a perfect score in the most recent single-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA.
The 10 sports with a perfect 1,000 APR score for the most recent 2021-22 data include men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s golf, men’s golf, women’s tennis, men’s tennis, women’s lacrosse, softball and volleyball.
Every UofL program ranked above the required 930 minimum score for the four-year, rolling APR, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. This year, the four-year APR score was a multi-year average of the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic years.
Nineteen of Louisville’s programs recorded a multi-year score of 970 or higher, while six programs – men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, softball, women’s tennis and volleyball – maintained a perfect 1,000 multi-year score.
Fifteen programs recorded a multi-year APR score at or above the national average for their sport.
UofL student-athletes combined to produce a 3.240 GPA for the 2022 fall semester, marking the 24th straight semester with a department-wide GPA of 3.0 or better.
In the fall, 493 student-athletes achieved Athletic Director’s Honor Roll status. The honor roll recognizes student-athletes with at least a 3.0 grade point average for the semester, while 89 student-athletes finished with a 4.0 GPA. Red and Black Scholar honors were bestowed upon 412 student-athletes for achieving a 3.25 cumulative grade point average or better.
UofL also reached a department-record 92 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the latest report released by the NCAA in November. Fifteen programs achieved a GSR of 90 or higher, while eight programs recorded a perfect 100 mark.