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Another Strong Academic APR Showing For UNLV

Eight UNLV athletic programs held APR scores higher than the national average for their sport.

June 11, 2013


The NCAA released the 2011-12 Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all NCAA Division I institutions Wednesday morning, and a very strong showing was made by UNLV Athletics in academics.

All 17 of UNLV’s NCAA Division I sports programs posses a multi-year APR score that exceeds the NCAA minimum cut score of 925, and 12 of UNLV’s teams have a multi-year APR score in excess of 950. UNLV also wins the academic points in the Governor's Series competition with Nevada, Reno, thanks to having a higher APR score in nine of the 15 sports sponsored by both schools. That gives UNLV three more points in the all-sports competition, which is presented by NV Energy and sponsored by Barrick Gold, to make the final official score 37.5-10.5.

The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years, and show that seven of UNLV's sports programs posted scores that either set or tied a record-high for that team (men's basketball, men's swimming, softball, women's basketball, women's golf, women's swimming, women's indoor track & field). In addition, the men's tennis squad posted a better four-year score than from a year ago.

For the fifth consecutive year, no UNLV team is subject to any historical or contemporaneous APR penalties (not subject to postseason bans or scholarship reductions).

Eight of UNLV’s 14 coaches had a team APR score which exceeds the national average for his/her respective sport. Three teams finished with scores of 993 to tie for the highest mark at UNLV, men's swimming and diving, women's golf and women's tennis.

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 2013 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate Reports By School may be found at the NCAA website or by clicking here.

Multi-Year APR Scores for UNLV Teams:

Baseball, 936
Men's Basketball, 965 (program record)
Football, 932
Men's Golf, 968
Men's Soccer, 937
Men's Swimming & Diving, 993 (program record)
Men's Tennis, 984
Women's Basketball, 977 (ties program record)
Women's Cross Country, 949
Women's Golf, 993 (ties program record)
Women's Softball, 983 (program record)
Women's Soccer, 971
Women's Swimming & Diving, 979 (program record)
Women's Tennis, 993
Women's Track, Indoor, 988 (ties program record)
Women's Track, Outdoor, 986
Women's Volleyball, 939


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