PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 11, 2013) – Rutgers football continues its established trend as one of the nation’s top programs in the classroom and on the playing field as the Scarlet Knights ranked tied for 11th nationally in Academic Progress Rate according to the latest multi-year APR figures released by the NCAA today.
The Rutgers football program was the lone state university to be ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in APR for the sixth consecutive year.
In addition, Rutgers was the only institution to win four bowl games while earning the APR honor in the top 10 percent over the previous six-year span.
The Scarlet Knights multi-year score was 978, 29 points higher than the national Division I average of 949.
The latest APR figure coincides with the best football team grade point average since 2000. Rutgers finished the spring semester with a 2.98 team GPA as 21 players made the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Senior quarterback Chas Dodd and New England Patriots defensive back Duron Harmon ended the spring semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA.