Michigan’s football and men’s basketball programs have received Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for the fourth straight year. 

The football and men’s basketball programs were two of 10 Michigan athletic programs to earn top APR honors this year, as Public Recognition Awards go to the teams who were among the top 10 percent in Academic Progress Rate. 

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This is the fourth straight year Michigan football has earned the award and the seventh straight year Michigan’s men’s basketball team has won the honor. Michigan is the only Big Ten school to have those awards in both football and men’s basketball. 

A year ago, Michigan was the only Football Bowl Subdivision school to notch at least a 990 in football and a 995 in men’s basketball. The NCAA minimum threshold score is 930, out of 1,000. 

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Michigan softball, women’s golf and men’s gymnastics have also earned the honor for four straight years. Baseball and women’s cross country have now won back-to-back honors. Men’s and women’s tennis, along with women’s basketball, also received top APR awards this year. 

APR is an NCAA measure used to track academic progress of student-athletes in real time. Eligibility, retention and grades are all part of the metric used to determine each team’s score. 

Multi-year scores will be released later this month. 

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