All 18 WKU Teams Exceed NCAA-Required 930 APR Score By At Least 17 Points

APR Success
May 27, 2015 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Each of WKU's 18 athletic teams exceeded the NCAA-mandated 930 Academic Progress Rate (APR) score through the 2013-14 academic year by at least 17 points, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The most recent APR scores are a multi-year average of the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.

The APR provides a real-time look at a program's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

WKU’s volleyball and tennis programs earned perfect 1,000 APR scores and earned recognition from the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent of their sport, marking the first time since 2008-09 two WKU programs have earned top-10 percent recognition.

Including volleyball and tennis, eight WKU programs were at or above 980, and all were at or above 947. WKU is one of seven of Conference USA’s 14 member institutions to have every program exceed the 930 mark by at least 17 points.

One year ago, each of WKU’s athletic teams exceeded the 930 threshold by at least 16 points.

The Division I Board of Directors set a score of 930 as the threshold for teams to meet or face possible immediate and historical sanctions. Programs falling below the 930 benchmark face penalties such as practice time reduction, scholarship reduction and possible postseason bans.

A total of 104 WKU student-athletes have graduated in the past calendar year, with 79 earning their degrees this spring and 25 others in December. The average cumulative GPA of the 104 is 3.13.

Earlier this spring, WKU recognized 56 student-athletes who received Conference USA Academic Medals for having a grade point average of 3.75 or higher, the most of any school in the league, and a total of 197 WKU student-athletes, nearly 54 percent of its total number, earned Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognition from C-USA for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better during the 2014-15 academic year.