The NCAA released its eighth annual Academic Progress Rates report today and a total of 10 teams at seven schools had perfect scores of 1000 for the 2010-11 academic year: Hawai‘i-women's cross country; Idaho-volleyball; Louisiana Tech-men's golf; Nevada-men's golf; New Mexcio State-women's golf and softball; San Jose State-women's swimming & diving and women's golf; and Utah State-women's cross country and men's tennis.
All of the schools in the WAC had all of its teams post scores above the 900 standard.The APR is a real-time “snapshot” of a team’s academic success and is used by the NCAA and universities to measure current academic success by looking at the academic progress of each current student-athlete. It includes eligibility, retention, and graduation as factors in the rate calculation. Each student-athlete can add two points to the team’s overall score per semester, including one for academic eligibility and one for returning to school the next semester.
The 900 threshold set by the NCAA equals roughly a 50 percent Graduation Success Rate. This number will climb to 930 in the next few years. Teams that score below 900 and have a student-athlete who failed academically and left school can lose scholarships. Teams can lose up to 10 percent of their scholarships each year for poor academic performance under the immediate penalty structure and also face a historical penalty structure.