Indiana basketball program scores perfect APR

For the fourth straight year, the IU basketball program scored a perfect APR. Read more here.

The Indiana basketball program recorded a perfect APR for the fourth straight year in 2012-13, the school announced Wednesday.

The basketball program was one of 15 IU athletic programs that scored perfect APRs.

Here's the full release from Indiana:

CREAN'S HOOSIERS EARN FOURTH STRAIGHT PERFECT APR SCORE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – After inheriting a program that would be put on public notice for poor APR performance in 2009, Indiana University men's basketball coach Tom Crean has seen his program earn a fourth straight perfect score of 1,000, the only Big Ten men's basketball program to achieve such success according to the NCAA's most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate report released May 14.

"Academic success is a critical component to thriving as a true student athlete at Indiana University," said IU Coach Tom Crean.

"Our staff and Marni Mooney deserves the bulk of the credit for keeping our guys on task daily. When you measure our APR, record of graduating players and the academic awards and honors our players have received recently, we believe we are as strong in this area as anyone in the country."

The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. Last week, the NCAA recognized the men's basketball program with its second straight APR Public Recognition Award, which is given to high-performing teams that posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their particular sports.

In May of 2009, the IU men's basketball program was well below the national average, ranked 325 out of 341 Division I schools.

The Hoosiers received an APR score of 866, down almost 70 points from the national average of 933 and also under the NCAA's minimum limit of 925.

Confidence in Crean's ability to move the program forward was never in doubt.

"We took the public notice very seriously," IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass said. "The poor academic performance for which we were being cited for occurred under two coaches prior. Tom Crean's leadership and commitment to academics, allowed us to put our issues fully in the past in exemplary fashion."

Academically, IU is tied for the most Big Ten All-Academic citations since 2010 with 27. In addition, twenty-one players have earned degrees at IU, while five have left holding a master's degree as well. A handful of players including Victor Oladipo earned their bachelor's degree in three years and Jordan Hulls and Derek Elston both earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in four years.

GRADUATES UNDER TOM CREAN AT INDIANA

Kyle Taber (Sport Marketing Management)
Devan Dumes (General Studies)
Tijan Jobe (General Studies)
Steven Gambles (General Studies)
Brett Finkelmeier (Biochemistry)
Jeremiah Rivers (General Studies)
Tom Pritchard (Sport Communication Broadcast/Masters in Sport Management)
Matt Roth (Sport Communication Broadcast/Masters in Sport Management)
Verdell Jones III (Sport Communication Broadcast)
Kory Barnett (Sport Communication Broadcast)
Daniel Moore (Sport Communication Print)
Jordan Hulls (Exercise Science/Masters in Sport Administration)
Derek Elston (Sport Communication Broadcast/Masters in Sport Administration)
Christian Watford (Sport Communication Broadcast)
Maurice Creek (Sport Communication Broadcast)
Victor Oladipo (Sport Communication Broadcast)
Austin Etherington (SPEA/Management)
Evan Gordon (Masters in Sport Administration)
Jeff Howard (Business)
Will Sheehey (Legal Studies)
Taylor Wayer (Sport Marketing/Management)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - With 15 teams earning a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2012-13 academic year, Indiana University's 24 sports comfortably exceed NCAA required standards according to the NCAA's most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate report.

The 15 programs earning a perfect score for 2012-13 were men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's swimming, men's tennis, men's indoor track, men's outdoor track, women's indoor track, field hockey, women's outdoor track, women's softball, women's tennis, women's volleyball and water polo. With perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, the IU men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf and women's tennis programs are tied for the top score nationally and in the Big Ten Conference. IU's men's basketball program was the only league hoops program with a perfect APR score and Coach Tom Crean has seen his squad earn four straight perfect scores, the only Big Ten men's basketball coach to achieve that status.

"I want to congratulate our student-athletes, coaches and staff for embracing this high priority for our department," said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "These are successes of which all of Hoosier Nation should be proud. I am thrilled that we have four more programs attaining perfect scores than a year ago."

Last week, the NCAA also recognized the men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's outdoor track and field and women's tennis with an APR Public Recognition Award, which is given to high-performing teams that posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their particular sports.

The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

Noting The APR

• The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 academic years.

• For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.

• The goal of the NCAA's academic performance program is improvement, not punishment. Not only does the program ensure accountability for student-athletes, teams and institutions, but also it provides fairness by considering individual circumstances per team and school.

INDIANA ATHLETICS

• This year marks the 11th year of APR data for most teams. The APR is a multi-year rate based on the most recent four years of data.

IU Athletics Multiyear APR /2012-13 APR

Baseball - 974 /965
Field Hockey - 984 /1,000
Football - 972/991
Men's Basketball - 1,000 /1,000
Men's Cross Country – 1,000/1,000
Men's Golf - 1,000 /1,000
Men's Soccer - 993 /1,000
Men's Swimming and Diving- 984 /1,000
Men's Tennis - 992 /1,000
Men's Track and Field - 993/1,000 (Indoor)
Men's Track and Field - 998/1,000 (Outdoor)
Wrestling - 987/969
Softball - 993/1,000
Volleyball - 995 /1,000
Women's Basketball - 966/959
Women's Cross Country - 982/985
Women's Golf - 985/974
Rowing - 987/991
Women's Soccer - 993 /992
Women's Swimming and Diving- 988/988
Women's Tennis - 1,000/1,000
Women's Track and Field- 990/1,000 (Indoor)
Women's Track - 990/1,000 (Outdoor)
Water Polo - 995/1,000


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