MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 975 according to data released today by the NCAA.
The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes on a semester-by-semester basis and is an assessment of real-time academic success. The results of the fall and spring semesters, in a given year, are calculated as that year’s APR score and averaged with the respective scores from the previous three years to provide a four-year (multi-year) snapshot of academic achievement.
Any student-athlete receiving athletic aid in a varsity sport can earn up to four points per year for being academically eligible and remaining enrolled in the institution. A team’s APR is the total points earned on the roster divided by that squad’s total possible points, multiplied by 1,000.
For the 2012-13 academic year, West Virginia had nine teams with perfect 1,000 scores: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, cross country, rowing, gymnastics, women’s soccer, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and rifle.
Teams must achieve a 930 multi-year APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to avoid immediate penalties (involving the possible reduction of practice time and access to postseason competition). The current multi-year APR scores for WVU’s varsity teams (2009-10 to 2012-13): baseball 937; men’s basketball 974; women’s basketball 991; cross country 996; football 942; gymnastics 995; rifle 971; rowing 998; men’s soccer 984; women’s soccer 994; men’s swimming and diving 975; women’s swimming and diving 980; tennis 947; indoor track and field 994; outdoor track and field 994; volleyball 950; and wrestling 946.
“I’m pleased that our teams continue to make good academic progress,” says Director of Athletics Oliver Luck. “I want to congratulate the men’s basketball, women’s basketball, cross country, rowing, gymnastics, women’s soccer, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and rifle teams for their perfect scores in 2012-13. We had three teams with perfect scores in 2010-11, seven teams in 2011-12 and now nine teams in 2012-13, and I’m certainly delighted with that progress. Overall, our 975 APR score is strong.”
All 17 teams exceeded the 930 four-year score, and no WVU team will receive APR academic penalties from the NCAA.