Perfection, improvement in Auburn's APR scores

May 14, 2014

Crunching the numbers: Strong APR scores for Auburn

By Charles Goldberg

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn men's golf and cross country were recognized by the NCAA for its academic excellence over the last four years and football showed an improvement in the last scoring period, according to the APR scores that were released Wednesday. 

All of Auburn's 21 sports were safely within the Academic Progress Rate guidelines. 

Six teams scored a perfect 1,000 in 2012-13, the last scoring period. Men's cross country and golf continued their perfect scores, and were awarded public recognition by the NCAA for scoring 1,000 over the last four years. They were joined in the last scoring period with perfect scores by women's golf, tennis, volleyball and gymnastics.

Football scored a 978, up from its four-year average of 965. The latest football score was one of the highest in the country. 

Nine other sports equaled or showed improvement with their scores during 2012-13 over their four-year average. 

Auburn's four-year average in men's track was the best four-year average among those SEC teams. Women's basketball was No. 2 among league teams. Soccer and women's tennis had the third-best scores. 

"We had a very good year during the 2012-2013 academic year," said Dr. Gary Waters, Senior Associate Athletics Director over Student-Athlete Support Services. "We need to follow that performance with a similar performance in future years.  I am especially pleased that 14 of our 21 teams have a multi-year APR score of 980 or above.  It is also important to note that all 12 women’s teams have a multi-year APR score of 975 or above." 

Waters gave credit to the athletes as well as the coaches and staff and the staff of Student-Athlete Support Services and the athletic and academic administrations, including Athletics Director Jay Jacobs, university president Jay Gogue and Provost Dr. Timothy Boosinger. 

Auburn APR highlights