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Each of UND's teams exceeded the multi-year minimum APR score.
UND tops national average in multi-year APR scores
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Updated: Sunday 05/14/2014 13:33:29 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The University of North Dakota’s 20 athletics teams combined for a multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 980 in 2012-13, exceeding the national average score of 976 according to data released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Wednesday.           

All 20 of UND’s teams recorded multi-year APR scores of 957 or better in 2012-13, putting each above both the multi-year minimum of 930 and the two-year threshold of 940. In order to be eligible to participate in NCAA championships in 2014-15, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.

Four of UND’s teams recorded the top APR scores in the Big Sky Conference: men’s cross country (1000), women’s softball (1000), men’s indoor track (990) and men’s outdoor track (990). Earlier this month, UND’s softball and men’s cross country teams received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports.

“Our student-athletes, coaches and athletics academic support staff should all be commended for the success our student-athletes are enjoying in graduation and retention rates,” said UND Director of Athletics Brian Faison. “The focus on academic success by our student-athletes continues to be a source of pride for all of us.”

Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year. Scholarship student-athletes each semester receive one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, including practice restrictions and playing season reductions. Rates are an average of the past four years’ performance. National aggregates are based on all teams with usable data at the time of analysis. 

To ensure fairness, the NCAA provides APR adjustments for student-athletes who transfer with certain grade-point averages and those who leave in good academic standing in order to pursue professional athletics careers. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates for scholarship student-athletes based on the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

UND’s 2012-13 APR Scores
Baseball: 944
Football: 962
Men’s Basketball: 966
Men’s Cross Country: 1000
Men’s Golf: 966
Men’s Hockey: 982
Men’s Swimming: 957
Men’s Track, Indoor: 990
Men’s Track, Outdoor: 990
Softball: 1000
Women’s Basketball: 978
Women’s Cross Country: 981
Women’s Golf: 993
Women’s Hockey: 984
Women’s Soccer: 991
Women’s Swimming: 984
Women’s Tennis: 973
Women’s Track, Indoor: 990
Women’s Track, Outdoor: 990
Women’s Volleyball: 979

For more information, please visit www.ncaa.org.

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