Cougs post best ever 4-year APR in football for fourth straight year under Mike Leach

NCAA APR DATA for 2014-15 was released Wednesday, with the Washington State football team recording a four-year average score of 965, WSU's highest four-year average ever and an improvement from last year's score of 951. Each of WSU's last four APR averages have been the highest for the program, and all have come under head coach Mike Leach.

Cougar football had a single-year score of 962. The NCAA's standard is set at 930.

Five of Washington State's intercollegiate athletic programs posted perfect single-year APR scores: women’s cross country, golf, tennis and track and field, and men’s golf.

The women’s rowing team posted a four-year score of 993. Other women’s programs include swimming (989), track and field (986), basketball (986), soccer (984), tennis (984), golf (982) and volleyball (973).

In all, eight of the nine women’s programs improved their four-year APR scores from last year. All six of WSU’s men’s programs improved their four-year APR scores from last year.

The APR is the NCAA's annual assessment of each team's academic and retention history. The overall APR score is based on the most recent four years of data (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15). Every year thereafter, the most current year's data will be added and the oldest year of data will be removed, creating a four-year rolling rate.

“I continue to be extremely proud of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, for their commitment to academic excellence,” said WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos in a statement. “Again this year, the NCAA APR data reflects that commitment.”

Stanford 983
Utah 983
Washington 974
UCLA 972
Oregon 969
Colorado 968
Washington State 965
Arizona State 960
Cal 960
USC 959
Arizona 955
Oregon State 949

Cal 997
Utah 997
Arizona State 990
Colorado 973
USC 973
Stanford 971
Oregon 967
UCLA 963
Washington State 962
Washington 962
Oregon State 956
Arizona 916

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