All 19 of UNCW’s intercollegiate athletic teams have achieved a satisfactory score on the Academic Progress Rates (APR) report released late Tuesday by the NCAA.
The report follows last week’s announcement that the UNCW baseball and women’s tennis teams compiled a perfect 1,000 score and earned a Public Recognition Award for their work in the classroom.
The Seahawk men’s basketball team, which sat out the postseason in 2012-13 because of low APR scores, has been cleared to participate in the Colonial Athletic Association’s 2013-14 postseason tournament in Baltimore, Md.
In January 2013, the postseason ban was issued by the NCAA as a result of APR scores calculated over a four-year period from 2007 through 2011.
“We’re very pleased with the academic progress of our student-athletes, and today’s APR announcement is certainly a testament to the efforts of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff,” UNCW Athletic Director Jimmy Bass said.
“We want to congratulate all of our student-athletes for taking their studies seriously and achieving a wonderful balance of academics and athletics.”
Every NCAA Division I team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility, graduation and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, such as practice restrictions and restrictions on postseason competition. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance and the most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.
In order to compete in the 2013-14 postseason, teams must achieve a 900 multi-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years.