Numerous teams continue to earn high NCAA academic rating

A majority of college men’s volleyball teams exceeded the overall NCAA national average for academic success.

Fifteen of the 22 NCAA Division I men’s volleyball teams finished above the national average of a 978 Academic Progress Rate score, according to the annual report the NCAA released Wednesday.



The APR is a NCAA metric used to measure a team’s academic performance of the retention and eligibility of scholarship athletes during a four-year period. In addition, the APR is on a 1,000-point scale and teams scoring less than a 930 can receive sanctions ranging from practice time reductions to a postseason ban.

Grand Canyon, Stanford and the defending-NCAA champions Loyola all finished with perfect 1,000 APR scores. Five other teams — UCLA, Long Beach State, Harvard, Ball State and Sacred Heart — each had at least a 990 score.

This is the fourth consecutive year that no men’s volleyball team received sanctions for a low APR score.

NCAA Division I men’s volleyball team APR scores
T-1. Grand Canyon — 1,000
T-1. Loyola — 1,000
T-1. Stanford — 1,000
4. UCLA — 997
5. Long Beach State — 995
6. Harvard — 992
7. Ball State — 991
8. Sacred Heart — 990
T-9. UC Santa Barbara — 989
T-9. Ohio State — 989
T-9. Pepperdine — 989
12. USC — 988
13. Princeton — 987
14. CSUN — 985
15. UC Irvine — 979
16. Penn State — 976
T-17. NJIT — 974
T-17. IPFW — 974
19. St. Francis — 972
20. Hawai’i — 970
21. BYU — 957
22. George Mason — 955