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Rebels Earn High Marks In Latest NCAA APR Report

All of UNLV's 17 sports programs far exceed the NCAA benchmark for academic performance.

All of UNLV's 17 sports programs far exceed the NCAA benchmark for academic performance.

June 22, 2012

LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) - The NCAA released the 2010-11 Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all NCAA Division I institutions earlier this week, which again showed progress 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 even more impressive, all but one of UNLV’s teams have a multi-year APR score in excess of 950.

The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years, and show that 12 of UNLV’s 17 sports programs have better four-year scores than from those released a year ago (baseball, men's basketball, football, men's soccer, men's swimming & diving, women's cross country, women's golf, women's softball, women's soccer, women's swimming & diving, women's indoor track & field, women's outdoor track & field). In addition, women’s golf posted a perfect one-year score of 1000 in 2010-11.

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

"We are proud of our student-athletes and the fact they continue to perform at a high level in the classroom," said UNLV Athletics Director Jim Livengood. "We are pleased that a majority of our sports’ APR numbers keep improving, but we are always striving to do better. The commitment that our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff have put into academics is strong and is a source of pride."

Nine of UNLV’s 14 coaches had a team APR score which exceeds the national average for his/her respective sport.

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 2012 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, 950
Men's Basketball, 961
Football, 947
Men's Golf, 957
Men's Soccer, 953
Men's Swimming & Diving, 985
Men's Tennis, 983
Women's Basketball, 972
Women's Cross Country, 958
Women's Golf, 993
Women's Softball, 979
Women's Soccer, 980
Women's Swimming & Diving, 978
Women's Tennis, 986
Women's Track, Indoor, 988
Women's Track, Outdoor, 988
Women's Volleyball, 953

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