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Five DePaul Programs Post APR Scores of 1000
The women's tennis team posted a perfect APR score of 1000 for the eighth straight year.

June 12, 2013

CHICAGO - The NCAA released the latest Academic Progress Rate report with five DePaul programs posting multi-year rates of 1000. Women's basketball, golf, women’s soccer, men’s tennis and women's tennis each recorded perfect rates while 13 of 15 programs at DePaul surpassed the NCAA overall APR of 974.

The women’s tennis program posted a perfect rate for the eighth straight year while men’s golf achieved the perfect score of 1000 for the seventh time in eight years. Women’s basketball held a 1000 APR for the third consecutive year and fourth time in eight years. Women’s soccer achieved the highest score for the second straight year and men’s tennis recorded a perfect 1000 for the first time.

Six programs posted improvements from last year’s four-year APR. That group includes men’s cross country (986), men’s tennis (1000), men’s indoor track and field (960), women’s indoor track and field (986), women’s outdoor track and field (989) and volleyball (989).

Softball posted a four-year score of 997 that marked the eighth straight year of at least 997 for the Blue Demons. Men’s basketball registered a mark of 984 for the second straight year followed by men’s outdoor track and field and men’s indoor track and field (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. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

Last week, seven 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. The seven teams are the highest total for the second straight year.



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