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UCLA Teams Score High APR Marks

Apr. 21 -- UCLA teams did very well in terms of APR this past year...

From UCLA:

UCLA Teams Again Earn High APR Marks         


UCLA teams continue to achieve high marks in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rates (APR), which were released today by the NCAA for all Division I sports teams for the four-year period between 2011-12 and 2014-15. Every UCLA sport had four-year APR averages well above the 930 score that the NCAA uses as a threshold for penalties, with 22 (96%) averaging 970 or higher.


Each Bruin team earned multi-year rates of at least 960, with three teams receiving an APR Public Recognition Award with perfect scores of 1000. The award-winning teams are the two-time defending NCAA champion men’s water polo team, the No. 1-ranked women’s golf team (for the seventh consecutive year) and the No. 3-ranked men’s volleyball team.


“The ability to successfully balance the rigors of academic commitments and athletic participation is a unique skill,” said Dr. Christina Rivera, Associate Athletic Director for Academic & Student Services.  “It requires time management, sacrifice, persistence and dedication to excel in both. The fact that our student-athletes manage this at an institution as academically and athletically competitive as UCLA is a testament to their work ethic and continues to be a great source of pride for all of us in our Athletic Department.” 


A total of 15 UCLA teams – men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s soccer, men’s tennis, men’s volleyball, men’s water polo, women’s beach volleyball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women's gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s swimming & diving, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball and women’s water polo – earned single-year perfect marks of 1,000.


A multi-year APR score of 930 is the minimum level of academic success; teams scoring below 930 are ineligible for postseason and subject to additional penalties determined by the NCAA. No UCLA team has ever had a rate lower than the required benchmark since the implementation of the NCAA APR.


UCLA's multi-year APR by sport (2014-15):

Baseball - 989

Men's Basketball - 962

Men's Cross Country - 977

Football - 972

Men's Golf - 993

Men's Soccer - 993

Men's Tennis - 985

Men's Track - 983

Men's Volleyball – 1000 (Top 10 percent nationally in sport)

Men's Water Polo – 1000 (Top 10 percent nationally in sport)

Women's Basketball – 988

Women’s Beach Volleyball – 1000** (only includes 1 year of data)

Women's Cross Country - 994

Women's Golf - 1000 (Top 10 percent nationally in sport)

Women's Gymnastics - 995

Women's Rowing - 986

Women's Soccer - 983

Softball - 985

Women's Swimming & Diving - 992

Women's Tennis - 984

Women's Track - 991

Women's Volleyball - 997

Women's Water Polo - 993

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