Huskies Thrive On And Off The Court

The UConn national champion men’s basketball, women’s basketball and field hockey teams, all registered perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores during the 2012-13 academic year. The NCAA announced its latest report of the APR for Division I schools today, which included single-year scores for 2012-13 and four-year multi-year scores from 2009-13.

“I want to congratulate our men’s basketball, women’s basketball and field hockey teams for achieving the highest pinnacle both athletically and academically,’’ UConn Athletic Director Warde Manuel said.

The 1,000 score for the men’s basketball team was its third outstanding score in a row as it posted a 978 in its national championship year of 2010-11 and 947 in 2011-12. Not only did the women’s basketball team post a 1,000 score, it also had a four-year APR rate of 989.

“Our men’s and women’s basketball programs have shown the country that you can win multiple national championships and have outstanding academic success,’’ Manuel said. “I want to commend head coaches Kevin Ollie and Geno Auriemma and their staffs for the outstanding work that they have done with their young men and women.

“The entire country watched our men’s and women’s basketball teams earn dual national championships for our University this past spring. Now, the country knows that these teams are both champions academically as well.’’

The UConn field hockey team had a perfect 1000 score in both their single-year and multi-year scores.

“The University of Connecticut is very lucky to have head coach Nancy Stevens leading our field hockey program,’’ said Manuel said. “Her team consistently performs at a national level while enjoying incredible athletic success.’’

Overall, 14 UConn teams earned a perfect 1,000 APR score for the 2012-13 academic year – men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field and volleyball are the others.