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West Virginia University’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 973 according to data released Tuesday by the NCAA.
The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes on a semester-by-semester basis and is an assessment of real-time academic success. The results of the fall and spring semesters, in a given year, are calculated as that year’s APR score and averaged with the respective scores from the previous three years to provide a four-year (multi-year) snapshot of academic achievement.
Any student-athlete receiving athletic aid in a varsity sport can earn up to four points per year for being academically eligible and remaining enrolled in the institution. A team’s APR is the total points earned on the roster divided by that squad’s total possible points, multiplied by 1,000.
For the 2011-12 academic year, West Virginia had seven teams with perfect 1,000 scores: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, cross country, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and wrestling.
Teams must achieve a 900 multi-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to avoid immediate penalties (involving the possible reduction of practice time and access to postseason competition). The current multiyear APR scores for WVU’s varsity teams (2008-09 to 2011-12): baseball 922; men’s basketball 974; women’s basketball 985; cross country 996; football 950; gymnastics 995; rifle 971; rowing 981; men’s soccer 989; women’s soccer 985; men’s swimming and diving 972; women’s swimming and diving 974; tennis 964; indoor track and field 994; outdoor track and field 994; volleyball 950; and wrestling 945.
“We went from three teams that had perfect scores in 2010-11 to seven teams in 2011-12, and I’m certainly delighted with that progress,” Luck said. “I want to congratulate the men’s basketball, women’s basketball, cross country, gymnastics, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and wrestling teams for their perfect scores in 2011-12. Overall, our 973 APR score is strong, and I’m pleased that our teams continue to make good academic progress.”
All 17 teams exceeded the 900 four-year score, and no WVU team will receive APR academic penalties from the NCAA.