WILMINGTON, North Carolina – All of UNCW’s intercollegiate athletic teams have achieved solid scores on the Academic Progress Rates (APR) report released for the 11th consecutive year by the NCAA.

The report comes on the heels of last week’s announcement that the UNCW baseball and women’s tennis teams Public Recognition Awards for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in the classroom in their sport.

 “We’re very pleased with the academic progress of our student-athletes,” said Jimmy Bass, UNCW’s athletic director. “It’s a difficult balance because of the many time demands during the school year, but they continue to excel each year. I want to personally congratulate all of our student-athletes for  their hard work and dedication in the classroom.”

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 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

In the NCAA’s high-profile sports, the average four-year APR for men’s basketball is 957, up five points from last year. Women’s basketball is up one point to 973, while baseball and football increased two points each at 967 and 951.

In order to compete in the 2014-15 postseason, teams must achieve either a 930 multi-year APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years. UNCW’s four-year score in men’s basketball is just under the 922 threshold, but a 980 score in 2011-12 and a perfect 1000 score last year give the Seahawks a 990 average, well above the 940 score required in the most recent two years.

According to the latest APR figures, 36 teams will be ineligible for the 2014-15 postseason, compared with 13 teams in 2013-14. Overall, 57 teams are facing penalties, including restrictions on practice and regular season competition, and other sanctions.

The NCAA provides APR adjustments for student-athletes who transfer to another four-year school after earning a 2.6 grade point average and those who leave in good academic standing for professional athletics careers.

UNCW Multi-Year APR Scores
(Reporting Period  – 2009-10 Through 2012-13)

 

Baseball

993

Men’s Basketball

922

Women’s Basketball

954

Men’s Golf

975

Women’s Golf

973

Men’s Soccer

990

Women’s Soccer

991

Softball

991

Women’s Swimming & Diving

996

Men’s Swimming & Diving

947

Men’s Tennis

984

Women’s Tennis

1000

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

959

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

974

Volleyball

994

Men’s Cross Country

953

Women’s Cross Country

981

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

959

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

979