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Rebels Make Academic Progress

UNLV Athletics again showed progress in the classroom as the NCAA released the APR data.

May 24, 2011

LAS VEGAS ( - The NCAA released the 2009-10 Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all NCAA Division I institutions on Tuesday, which again showed progress made by UNLV Athletics in academics.

For the overall student-athlete population at UNLV, 2009-10 was a record year for both the one-year APR score of 979, which eclipsed the 970 score set in 2008-09, as well as the four-year APR score of 977, which was 30 points higher than 2008-09's 947.

The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years, and show that 13 of UNLV's 17 sports programs have better four-year scores than from those released a year ago. In addition, nine of UNLV's sports programs posted perfect one-year scores of 1000 in 2009-10: men's basketball, men's golf, men's swimming, men's tennis, women's basketball, cross country, women's tennis, indoor track and outdoor track.

For the third consecutive year, no UNLV team is subject to any historical or contemporaneous APR penalties.

"Our student-athletes continue to perform at a high level in the classroom," said UNLV Athletics Director Jim Livengood. "Our APR score has gone up again this year, which is outstanding, and we will continue to focus on improving. The commitment that our student-athletes and coaches have put into academics is evident by the numbers, and that is something we are very proud of."

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

A score of 1000 means that the institution has met the goals of retention and satisfactory degree progress for 100 percent of each of its student-athletes in a given time period. A score of 900 equates to 90 percent, 800 equals 80 percent, and so forth.

The 2011 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate Reports By School may be found at the NCAA website or by clicking here.

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