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Student-athletes at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa have consistently shown strong performances in the classroom. This year, their rankings by the NCAA showed off impressive scores near an all-time high with eight of the 18 teams each scoring a perfect 1,000.

UH Mānoa scored a 980 overall, which is just shy of its record 986 in the 2020–21 academic year. The Academic Performance Rate (APR) scores were released by the NCAA on June 14.

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The women’s teams posting perfect scores were basketball, golf, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis. The men’s teams that scored 1,000 were golf, and swimming and diving.

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. For the 14th consecutive year, no UH Mānoa team was penalized with the loss of scholarships.

The NCAA Committee on Academic Performance instituted the APR data requirements beginning in the 2003–04 academic year. The benchmark of 930 projects to an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of approximately 50%. The overall goal of measuring APRs is to encourage improved academic performance and help institutional administrators examine admission policies, retention and graduation rates, and improve academic support for student-athletes. Only student-athletes on scholarship are factored into the APR scores.

UH fields 21 intercollegiate sports programs, however, the NCAA‘s APR only includes 18 as indoor and outdoor track and field are counted as one score and coed and women’s sailing are non-NCAA sports.

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