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Four DePaul Programs Post APR Scores of 1000



May 14, 2014

CHICAGO - The NCAA released the latest Academic Progress Rate report with four DePaul programs posting multi-year rates of 1000. Women's basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf and women's tennis each recorded perfect rates while 12 of 15 programs at DePaul surpassed the NCAA overall APR of 976.

The women’s tennis program posted a perfect rate for the ninth straight year while men’s golf achieved the perfect score of 1000 for the eighth time in nine years. Women’s basketball held a 1000 APR for the fourth consecutive year and fifth time in nine years. Men’s cross country achieved the highest score for the first time.

Four programs posted improvements from last year’s four-year APR. That group includes men’s cross country (1000), men’s indoor track and field (965), men’s outdoor track and field (965) and volleyball (995).

Softball posted a four-year score of 997 that marked the ninth straight year of at least 997 for the Blue Demons. Women’s soccer registered a mark of 997 followed by men’s soccer (995), women’s cross country (994), men’s tennis (992), women’s outdoor track and field (990), women’s indoor track and field (987) and men’s basketball (960).

Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face sanctions, such as scholarship losses and restrictions on practice. 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. This approach represents the next step in a phased-in move to a standard 930 benchmark, which will be in place for most schools with next year’s announcement of 2013-14 data collected in the fall of 2014.

Rates are based on the past four years’ performance. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

Last week, six DePaul programs were recognized by the NCAA with the Public Recognition Award for posting multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of each sport.