June 11, 2013
AUBURN - The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores were released by the NCAA today and 11 of Auburn's 21 Athletics teams recorded perfect marks of 1000. The scores are based on the 2011-12 single-year cohort.
"These APR results are a reflection of the efforts of our student-athletes to excel academically in their chosen academic majors at Auburn University. We are proud of their academic performance," said Dr. Gary Waters, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academic Services. "In relation to the multi-year APR scores, all 21 Auburn teams comfortably met the NCAA standard for postseason competition. With that being said, we still have some work to do. We had a very good year during the 2011-2012 academic year. We need to follow that performance with three more good years."
Those teams with perfect scores were men's and women's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's track (indoor and outdoor), women's basketball, women's swimming and diving and gymnastics. Both cross country teams and the men's golf team have recorded perfect scores for three straight years.
The Auburn women's golf team under head coach Kim Evans have posted 1000 on five different occasions, and dating back to her time at SMU, head women's tennis coach Lauren Longbotham Meisner has six perfect scores to her name.
In addition to the outstanding achievements during the 2011-12 school year, 11 teams also posted scores of 980 or better for the multi-year cohort (2008-2012), and four teams scored a 990 or higher. All 21 Auburn teams recorded higher than 940.
NCAA ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATE: 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. Effective for the 2014-2015 academic year, a 930 multi-year APR is required for postseason competition.