|Seahawks Perform Well in Latest APR|
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – On the 10th anniversary of its creation, all 19 of UNCW’s intercollegiate athletic teams have achieved a satisfactory score on the Academic Progress Rates (APR) report released late Tuesday by the NCAA.
The report follows last week’s announcement that the UNCW baseball and women’s tennis teams compiled a perfect 1,000 score and earned a Public Recognition Award for their work in the classroom.
The Seahawk men’s basketball team, which sat out the postseason in 2012-13, has been cleared to participate in the Colonial Athletic Association’s 2013-14 postseason tourney in Baltimore, Md.
“We’re very pleased with the academic progress of our student-athletes and today’s APR announcement is certainly a testament to the efforts of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff,” said Director of Athletics Jimmy Bass. “We want to congratulate all of our student-athletes for taking their studies seriously and achieving a wonderful balance of academics and athletics.”
Every NCAA Division I team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility, graduation and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, such as practice restrictions and restrictions on postseason competition. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance and the most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.
In the NCAA’s high-profile sports, the average four-year APR for men’s basketball is 952, up two points from last year. Women’s basketball is up two points to 972, while football and baseball remained steady at 949 and 965, respectively.
In order to compete in the 2013-14 postseason, teams must achieve a 900 multi-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years.
According to the NCAA's latest APR figures, 18 teams will be ineligible for the 2013-14 postseason, compared with 15 teams in 2012-13. Overall, 36 teams with APRs below 900 are facing consequences, including restrictions on practice and regular season competition, and other sanctions.
The NCAA provides APR adjustments for student-athletes who transfer with certain grade-point averages and those who leave in good academic standing for professional athletics careers.
UNCW Multi-Year APR Scores