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The Virginia Tech Hokies' Academic Progress Rates

Every year, every single NCAA athletic program waits to see what their Academic Progress Rates or APRs are to make sure that their athletes are actually doing well in the classroom with programs losing practice time or being suspended from postseason play previously for being below the APR level required by the NCAA. Today, the APRs for all programs were released and the good news for Virginia Tech fans is that the Hokies do not have a single program near any danger with Virginia Tech athletics producing an extremely good APR overall.

Frank Beamer and the coaches have to be happy that the Virginia Tech Hokies’ football program set a new high for its APRs witha  score of 977 which is fifth best in the ACC and nowhere near the penalty zone. Meanwhile, the Virginia Tech Hokies’ men’s basketball was also plenty safe with an APR of 960 which was in the middle of the ACC at eighth. Two of the Hokies’ programs had a perfect 1000 for their APR as golf continued its streak for a fifth straight year while women’s soccer completed the best year in program history with a four-year APR of 1000.

The Virginia Tech Hokies’ women’s basketball might not have done very well but they did quite well in the classroom with an APR of 977 over the last four years. Virginia Tech’s men’s tennins and men’s cross country tied for the third best APR among Virginia Tech programs with a 993 and made it four programs above 990. Here is a full list of the rest of the Virginia Tech Hokies’ APRs that haven’t been mentioned yet via hokiesports.com.

The multi-year APR scores for the other Tech programs were: men’s soccer (986), women’s tennis (986), volleyball (984), men’s swimming and diving (983), men’s outdoor track and field (979), softball (978), women’s swimming and diving (976), baseball (975), wrestling (968), lacrosse (968), men’s indoor track and field (965), women’s cross country (962), women’s outdoor track and field (948) and women’s indoor track and field (942).

These numbers are quite good and prove the strength of Virginia Tech Hokies’ athletes in the classroom which is always a positive sign. Hopefully, these numbers can continue to trend upward as Virginia Tech athletics have definitely proven themselves in the classroom.

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