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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

  • Of the 21 teams, we had six teams (29%) with perfect APR Score for the 2012-2013 Academic Year.
  • Men’s cross country and men’s golf with perfect multi-year APR scores.  These teams will receive NCAA Top 10% public recognition when this information is released in June of 2014. 
  • In relation to the multi-year APR, effective with the 2014-2015 academic year, a 930 multi-year APR is required for postseason competition.  In reviewing the multi-year APR scores for Auburn University teams, please note the distributions shown below.
    • 2          Teams with a Four Year Average of 1000 (9.52%)
    • 6          Teams with a Four Year Average of 990 or Above (28.57%)
    • 14        Teams with a Four Year Average of 980 or Above (66.67%)
    • 16        Teams with a Four Year Average of 970 or Above (71.43%)
    • 19        Teams with a Four Year Average of 960 or Above (90.48%)
    • 20        Teams with a Four Year Average of 950 or Above (95.24%)
    • APR Report

                                                                  2012-13 APR                         Multi-Year APR

      Men’s Teams

      Baseball                                                           965                                          957

      Basketball                                                        936                                          940

      Cross Country                                                 1000                                        1000

      Football                                                            978                                          965

      Golf                                                                 1000                                        1000

      Swimming & Diving                                            973                                          961

      Tennis                                                              964                                          966

      Track—Indoor                                                   986                                          987

      Track—Outdoor                                                  986                                          987


      Women’s Teams

      Basketball                                                          980                                          990

      Cross Country                                                    967                                          987

      Equestrian                                                         993                                          982

      Golf                                                                  1000                                          983

      Gymnastics                                                       1000                                          991

      Softball                                                              986                                          983

      Soccer                                                                989                                          992

      Swimming & Diving                                              974                                          978

      Tennis                                                               1000                                         993

      Track, Indoor                                                       981                                         987

      Track, Outdoor                                                     981                                         987

      Volleyball                                                           1000                                        975


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