All Teams Perform Well in NCAA's APR Report
BATON ROUGE – All of LSU’s varsity sports performed well in the annual report of Academic Progress Rates (APR) released Wednesday by the NCAA. The ratings released this week by the NCAA are part of the NCAA’s continuing academic reform efforts.
The APR is a point system based on scholarship athletes’ eligibility and retention for a pre-determined time period. This year’s report is for the four-year period beginning in the fall of 2010. Points are awarded each semester for academic eligibility and retention, with two points possible per semester per student-athlete.
LSU’s newest varsity sport – sand volleyball – was not rated this year as they are just in its second year of existence.
NCAA sports falling below the established cutoff point of 900 are subject to penalties including scholarship reductions. A perfect APR score is 1000. All LSU teams scored above a 940 and 14 LSU teams scored 975 or above, including women’s golf, men’s tennis and men’s cross country with a perfect score of 1000.
“Once again, I’m very pleased with our APR results and I think our scores are indicative of the emphasis that we place on academics at LSU,” vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva said. “The APR continues to be a vital tool to measure academic performance in college athletics.
“Academics is top priority for our student-athletes and it’s something that is stressed daily by our coaches, academic staff and administrators. We feel that being successful in the classroom is every bit as important as being successful in competition. We are committed to academic and athletic success at LSU and these results prove that.”
In addition to women’s golf, men’s tennis and men’s cross country, other LSU teams with APR scores of 975 or above include: women’s tennis (992), women’s volleyball (989), softball (987), men’s golf (987), women’s indoor track (985), women’s outdoor track (983), men’s swimming and diving (983), women’s swimming and diving (981), women’s soccer (979), women’s gymnastics (978), and women’s cross country (976).
LSU Multi-Year APR Scores:
Cross Country, 1000
Swimming & Diving, 983
Indoor Track & Field, 964
Outdoor Track & Field, 963
Cross Country, 976
Swimming & Diving, 981
Indoor Track & Field, 985
Outdoor Track & Field, 983