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ASU Continues To Excel In APR PDF Print
Written by Mike Flynn   
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 19:08

As it has throughout the eight-year history of the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR), Appalachian State University athletics excelled in the latest APR data, which was released by the NCAA on Tuesday. In the latest four-year cohort (beginning with the 2008-09 academic year and ending with 2011-12), 14 of Appalachian State’s 20 varsity programs — baseball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s indoor track and field, women’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and wrestling — recorded multiyear APR scores that matched or exceeded the national average for their respective sports. Two more — softball and volleyball — scored within two points of their sports’ national averages.
None of Appalachian’s 20 varsity programs incurred penalties for low APR performance. Penalties for subpar APR scores can include limitation of practice time, reduction of scholarships and banishment from postseason competition. Each of Appalachian’s 20 squads were comfortably above the current threshold of a 900 four-year APR average (out of 1000) that teams must achieve to be eligible for postseason play.
For programs in jeopardy of potentially incurring penalties in the future, Appalachian State athletics and the University’s office of academic services for student-athletes has already developed and put in place an APR improvement plan that addresses issues related to under-performance and works towards raising the academic profile of the program.


APPALACHIAN STATE MULTIYEAR ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATE (APR) SCORES (2008-09 through 2011-12)
Sport    Multiyear APR    National Average

Baseball         981           965
Men’s Basketball 923           952
Women’s Basketball 962         972
Men’s Cross Country 993        975
Women’s Cross Country 994      983
Field Hockey        982        989
Football            967        949
Men’s Golf          985        974
Women’s Golf        990        986
Men’s Indoor Track and Field  966  965
Women’s Indoor Track and Field 987 977
Men’s Outdoor Track and Field  973 968
Women’s Outdoor Track and Field 991 978
Men’s Soccer        969        969
Women’s Soccer      969        981
Softball            976        978
Men’s Tennis        975        974
Women’s Tennis      992        982
Volleyball          979        980
Wrestling           967        961

  
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