All 25 U-M Teams Meet NCAA APR Standard

The NCAA National Office released the 2008-09 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all 332 Division I institutions as part of the annual NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program today. All 25 University of Michigan varsity athletic teams' multi-year scores were above the 925 threshold required by the NCAA.

(released by U-M Athletic Dept. today)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The NCAA National Office released the 2008-09 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all 332 Division I institutions as part of the annual NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program today (June 9). All 25 University of Michigan varsity athletic teams' multi-year scores were above the 925 threshold required by the NCAA, including four teams that received perfect scores of 1,000: men's golf, men's tennis, women's gymnastics and women's tennis. The report is based on four-year calculations of data from 2005-06 through the 2008-09 academic year.

The Division I Board of Directors set 925 as its minimum threshold for teams to meet or face possible sanctions. The APR is a real-time measure of a team's academic performance and is calculated by reviewing variables such as eligibility, retention and graduation rates of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

Additionally, 13 U-M varsity athletic teams had perfect APR scores for the 2008-09 academic year: baseball, men's basketball, men's golf, men's gymnastics, men's swimming and diving, men's tennis, women's basketball, women's cross country, field hockey, women's gymnastics, softball, women's tennis and volleyball.

On May 12, six Michigan teams were recognized by the NCAA with the "2009-10 Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Award." The award highlights teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes and are among the top 10 percent of their respective sports in the most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate report.


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