Ten BC Teams Earn Perfect APR Scores
May 15, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Ten Boston College athletics teams earned perfect scores in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
Division I institutions are held accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through the APR, a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete, each term.
Ten Boston College teams earned a perfect score of 1,000 in the most recent release. Three men's teams (golf, outdoor track and field, skiing) and seven women's teams (cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, volleyball) were among the perfect scores.
The football team's 981 APR score is well above the national average of 956. That number also ranked fourth in the ACC behind Duke (992), Georgia Tech (983) and Clemson (983).
Other BC teams that were more than 15 points above the national average were men's swimming and diving (997), men's tennis (994), men's cross country (996), baseball (986), men's indoor track and field (997) and softball (996).
Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams were required to post a minimum 900 four-year average APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.