All 18 UNCG sports receive satisfactory APR scores
INDIANAPOLIS – All 18 UNCG athletic teams received satisfactory marks in the latest Academic Progress Report (APR) scores released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
The scores announced Tuesday reflect the multiyear APR scores for the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
Thirteen of UNCG’s 18 teams had multiyear APR scores better than the national average for the respective sports: baseball, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s tennis, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, softball, women’s tennis, women’s indoor track, women’s outdoor track and volleyball.
“We’re pleased to know that all of our programs are on the right track academically,” UNCG Director of Athletics Kim Record said. “The goal, of course, would be to have perfect scores for each team, and that’s what we will continue to work toward. The fact that 13 of our teams’ scores are better than the national average is certainly something to be proud of.”
Seven UNCG teams posted perfect APR scores for the 2009-10 academic year. Men’s cross country, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s cross country, softball, women’s indoor track and women’s outdoor track all turned in perfect 1,000 scores.
A school-record five UNCG athletic programs were honored by the NCAA with APR Public Recognition Awards last week. The Spartans’ women’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s indoor track, women’s indoor track and women’s outdoor track teams were among the 909 teams to earn Public Recognition Awards, given annually to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.
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