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June 20, 2012

It's All About The U: Five APR Recognition Awards | 2012 Graduates | Top Institution in Florida

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

• The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

• The Division I Board of Directors set cut scores of 925 and 900 (out of 1,000) as a threshold for teams to meet or face possible immediate and historical sanctions. An APR of 925 currently predicts an approximately 50 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and an APR of 900 currently predicts an approximately 40 percent GSR.

• 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.

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -  Last week, five University of Miami teams earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for Academic Progress Rate scores that were among the top 10 percent in their sport nationally.

Today the NCAA announced the full APR scores for every institution and the University of Miami was once again among the most accomplished programs across the board.

APR Accomplishments:
+ UM, Northwestern and Duke are the only three BCS schools to record an APR score of 980 or better in football, men's basketball and baseball.

+ The men's basketball team recorded a score of 980, which is the 15th-best nationally among BCS conference schools and second to only Duke in the ACC.

+ The baseball program earned a perfect score of 1,000, which is a feat that only nine institutions accomplished.

+ In football, UM posted a record 980 score and is tied for 10th nationally with the Air Force Academy.

+ Since 2004-05, men's basketball, football and baseball have increased their APR scores every year. Men's basketball began at 929 in 2004-05 and is now at 980. Football began at 956 seven years ago and is now at 980. Baseball was at 929 in 2004-05 and had a perfect score of 1,000 this year.

+ Men's diving, women's cross country and women's golf joined the baseball team with perfect scores of 1,000.

+ Ten of Miami's 18 programs scored 980 or better out of a possible 1,000 points. Thirteen teams beat the national average.

+ Nine UM teams - baseball, men's basketball, football, men's diving, men's tennis, men's indoor track and field, women's cross country, women's golf and volleyball - have a 70th percentile or higher national rank within their respective sports.

+ In 2014-15, the NCAA will begin imposing penalties for teams that score below 930 in APR. All of UM's teams are already well above that mark.

UM's APR Scores by Sport

Baseball - 1,000
Fooball - 980
Men's Basketball - 980
Men's Cross Country - 978
Men's Swimming - 1,000
Men's Tennis -  993
Men's Indoor Track - 979
Men's Outdoor Track - 975
Women's Basketball - 965
Women's Cross Country - 1,000
Women's Golf - 1,000
Women's Rowing - 974
Women's Soccer - 982
Women's Swimming - 985
Women's Tennis - 943
Women's Indoor Track - 967
Women's Outdoor Track - 967
Women's Volleyball - 995