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10 Programs Earn Perfect APR Scores


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A total of 10 Seton Hall University athletic programs achieved perfect Academic Progress Rate scores as announced by the NCAA earlier this week.

APR scores are a measure of classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team based on the eligibility and retention for each semester or quarter. The awards announced Thursday are based on the multi-year APR scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

For the third consecutive year, volleyball posted the high-score of 1,000 and has a perfect multi-year rate. The men’s golf team also maxed out with a four-year rate of 1,000. For their efforts, both programs were among a group of 950 Division I programs that were honored by the NCAA on Thursday for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates.

The awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in their respective sports. A total of 263 schools, out of 347 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list.

Baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s softball, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis were all among the programs to reach a perfect score.

In addition, the men’s basketball squad’s multi-year rate jumped up to 951, an improvement of 16 points from 935 after the 2009-10 year, marking the biggest jump in among the 14 varsity teams and the second highest among BIG EAST men’s basketball programs.