Alabama’s football team was one of five Tide teams with an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score 15 points or more better than the national average in their respective sport in figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
The figures cover the four-year period from the 2011-12 school year through 2014-15.
Alabama’s football team scored a 979, 15 points better than the national average for Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams and tied for third-best in the SEC.
The Tide basketball team’s score was 984, 20 points higher than the national average.
Overall, 17 of Alabama’s 21 teams had a score above the national average in its respective sport.
11 FBS w/ all team 970+ multi-APR: Duke Northwestern Temple Alabama Michigan Notre Dame Texas Toledo Virginia Washington Vanderbilt
— TU Resnick Center (@TUResnickCenter) April 20, 2016
The APR measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of Division I student-athletes.
“Our continued success in the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate is a reflection of our coaches and administrators living our mission to recruit and develop student-athletes to compete at the highest levels in intercollegiate athletics, to educate and prepare our student-athletes to compete at the highest levels in life after graduation, and to accomplish both with honor and integrity,” Alabama athletic director Bill Battle said in a statement.