In 2003, the NCAA implemented a new, ambitious initiative called Academic Progress Ratings. At the time, it was a groundbreaking piece of legislation designed to drive accountability for academic performance of athletic departments and their teams.
Fast forward to present state college athletics: D1 athletes have improved academically for the 12th consecutive year. Congratulations to every student-athlete, as well as their coaches and the athletic department staff that help these athletes achieve the success they have. The investments of resources, time and hard work continue to pay off.