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Marquette Student-Athletes Demonstrate Classroom Success

May 23, 2018

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Marquette University student-athletes are demonstrating success in the classroom and continue to perform at a high level, a trend that is documented in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report, which was released by the NCAA Wednesday afternoon.

Of Marquette's 16 NCAA Division I programs, nine posted a four-year APR average that was at or above the national average for their respective sport.

Last week, Marquette's men's tennis and women's cross country teams were each recognized for scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sport, with each team posting a perfect APR score of 1,000. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.

The 2017-18 academic performance of Marquette student-athletes continues to show accomplishment in the classroom as well. In the spring 2018 semester, the student-athlete grade point average was 3.301, while a stellar 235-of-308 (76.2 percent) Marquette student-athletes had a GPA of 3.0 or above. The Golden Eagles also had 24 individuals earn perfect 4.0 GPAs for spring 2018.

Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its Academic Progress Rate each academic year, like a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each semester earn one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. At schools that don't offer scholarships, recruited student-athletes are tracked. Rates are an average of each school's performance for the past four years. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis.

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