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IU Releases Statement on NCAA Academic Progress Report

Indiana University has released a statement on the latest Academic Progress Report released by the NCAA:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, according to the latest NCAA Academic Progress Report (APR) data released today.  Nine Indiana programs earned perfect 1,000 APR scores for the 2016-17 academic year while three teams earned perfect multi-year scores (2013-14 through 2016-17).

The nine IU programs earning a perfect APR score for 2016-17 academic year are field hockey, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and volleyball.  The three IU teams that earned perfect multi-year scores of 1,000 were field hockey, men’s golf and women’s tennis.

“While our students have excelled in the classroom across all of our sports, we especially congratulate the students on these teams who earned perfect APR scores,” said IU Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. “The number of perfect APR scores for individual sports coupled with our overall academic success is reflective of the priority our department places on excelling in the classroom and earning Indiana University degrees. We are very proud of our students.”

Last week, the NCAA also gave the IU field hockey, men’s golf and women’s tennis programs special recognition their multi-year APR scores, which ranked in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport based on the most recent APR reports (2013-14 through 2016-17).

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.  The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.

Noting The APR
• The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year formula of scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

• To compete in 2018-19 NCAA championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR.

• 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 it also provides fairness by considering individual circumstances.

IU Athletics Program – 2016-17 APR/Multi-Year APR (2013-14 through 2016-17)
Baseball: 959/981
Men’s Basketball: 920/943
Women’s Basketball: 963/981
Men’s Cross Country: 1000/991
Women’s Cross Country: 1000/995
Field Hockey: 1000/1000
Football: 967/976
Men’s Golf: 1000/1000
Women’s Golf: 1000/986
Rowing: 981/984
Men’s Soccer: 958/982
Women’s Soccer: 991/995
Softball: 1000/997
Men’s Swimming and Diving: 970/985
Women’s Swimming and Diving: 1000/994
Men’s Tennis: 947/968
Women’s Tennis: 1000/1000
Men’s Track and Field: 992/979
Women’s Track and Field: 993/987
Volleyball: 1000/994
Water Polo: 960/979
Wrestling: 977/961

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