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12 May 2017, 12:47 | Stacy Ballard
APR Data Shows Continued Academic Success
The men's basketball program has a multi-year score of 986, good for fourth in the Pac-12 behind Stanford (1,000), Arizona State (990) and Utah (990).
Among the state's Division I programs, UConn was the only flawless 1,000, followed by Yale, 987; Quinnipiac, 980; UHart, 979; Sacred Heart, 973; Fairfield, 971 and Central, 931.
"We're excited to recognize our student-athletes' outstanding academic accomplishments", Maryland director of athletics Kevin Anderson said. All 25 Gophers programs were well above that minimum threshold. Idaho was given a bowl ban for the 2014 season, but it was lifted in March 2015 because the team had shown academic progress.
Among SEC peers, Ole Miss is performing at a high level. Men's swimming & diving's single-year score rose 33 points to 1000 and men's soccer single-year score rose 31 points to 1000.
The 2015-16 overall four-year rate is 981, up two points from the previous year's mark.
None of Alabama's 19 athletic programs were within 20 points of being considered for sanctions, with the men's track and field team coming the closest with a multi-year April of 962 after seeing its 2015-16 score drop more than 50 points from 976 in 2014-15 to 925 this past year. "This cumulative report is further proof of our dedication to across-the-board academic success, and we are very pleased with the performance of all of our athletic programs". NCAA sports falling below the established point Multi-Year cutoff (930) may be subject to penalties including scholarship reductions. "Our success in this area is built on the strong collaborative effort between our student-athletes, coaches and support staff, an effort that is a source of great pride". Of MSU's 23 varsity sports, 17 of them scored 980 or better. Women's cross country had a score of 995 for the second consecutive year, which is well above the national average of 988. The men's basketball team posted a 979 April, bettering the national average by 13 points. Each of those graduates earned April points for their team. That mark places them among the top 10 percent nationally in the sport and top 20 percent of all teams in any sport. More than 7,500 competed in baseball, men's basketball, football and women's basketball - the highest-profile sports in college athletics.
Marshall's top scores included men's cross-country and women's swimming, each at a flawless 1,000.
The Tech men's golf, women's golf and women's tennis programs recorded multi-year APRs of 1,000 and ranked tied first in the ACC in their respective sports. Austin Peay saw its women's cross country, women's golf, women's tennis and women's volleyball teams recognized as each scored a ideal 1000 Academic Progress Rate. His final single-year April was 923.
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