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Wahine athletics in a group high five

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Athletics remained competitive amongst its peers in the latest Academic Performance Rate (APR), which was released by the NCAA. UH Mānoa posted an all-sport APR of 976 out of 1,000, an all-time high, besting last year’s mark of 973.

Twelve of UH Mānoa’s 18 sports posted multi-year scores of 970 or higher while five teams recorded perfect single-year scores of 1,000 during the 2015-16 year. In addition, eight programs recorded multi-year rates equal or higher than their sport’s respective national averages—football (968, national average: 966), men’s golf (993, 984), women’s basketball (986, 980), women’s golf (1,000, 990), women’s softball (988, 983), women’s soccer (987, 986), women’s tennis (1,000, 988), and women’s track and field (982, 982). The football team’s score of 968 is fourth highest among its Mountain West peers.

“We continue to better our scores,” Athletics Director David Matlin said. “Our focus is improving retention and providing the best environment for our student-athletes to thrive and succeed. Graduation is the goal and we will be celebrating that achievement with significant number of graduates this Saturday.”

The APR is calculated based on the number of student-athletes on scholarship and those who are retained and remain eligible for competition. Teams with a four-year score below 930 or a 950 average over the most recent two years, can be penalized by a loss of scholarships and post-season ban. The multi-year rate includes single-year scores from the past four academic years (2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16) and for the ninth consecutive year, no UH Mānoa team will be penalized with loss of scholarship.

For more on how the UH Mānoa teams scored, visit the Hawaiʻi Athletics website.

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