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UNLV ATHLETIC NEWS: Five Athletic Programs Each Perfect 1000 APR Scores For The 2014-15 Season

FIVE UNLV ATHLETIC PROGRAMS EARN PERFECT 1000 APR SCORES FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON


Rebel teams have had 11 perfect scores over the past two academic years

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Five UNLV Athletics sports programs have earned a perfect single-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate score of 1000, as the national organization released its most recent data for the 2014-15 academic year on Wednesday.

 

Leading the way were the UNLV women’s golf and women’s tennis teams, recognized last week with the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award by earning a multi-year APR of 1000, putting both teams in the top-10 percent of all squads in their respective sport. To achieve a perfect multi-year score of 1000, a team must be perfect in four consecutive years.

 

Women’s golf has now achieved a single-year score of 1000 for the sixth time in the last seven years. Also notching perfect scores for the 2014-15 season were the men’s basketball team (for the second time), the men’s golf team (fourth time), the women’s soccer team (second time) and the volleyball team (second time).

 

All 16 of UNLV’s NCAA Division I sports programs posses a multi-year APR score that exceeds the NCAA minimum cut score of 930, and 13 of UNLV’s teams have a multi-year APR score in excess of 950. The NCAA made a move this year to combine the APR for the indoor and outdoor track & field teams into just one overall APR rating for women’s track & field, which was a 963 for the Rebel squad in 2014-15. Officially, UNLV sponsors 17 intercollegiate Division I programs.

 

“Seeing our student-athletes progress academically and earn their degrees is a priority for us,” UNLV Athletics Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy said. “Single-year success when it comes to APR is important, however we are also focused on the long view.

 

“We are very proud of the tremendous success of women’s golf and women’s tennis – perfect scores over a four-year period. They are wonderful examples of student-athletes and coaches who are getting it right, excelling in competition, in the classroom and in service to the campus and our community.”

 

Four UNLV programs set a record for multi-year score: men’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer and women’s swimming & diving. Six of UNLV’s 14 head coaches had a team APR score that exceeds the national average for his/her respective sport.

 

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and its goal is provide a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

 

A score of 1000 means that the institution has met the goals of retention and satisfactory degree progress for 100 percent of each of its student-athletes in a given time period. A score of 900 equates to 90 percent, 800 equals 80 percent, and so forth. The NCAA implemented the APR in 2003.

 

2014-15 APR Single-Year/Multi-Year Scores for UNLV Teams
Baseball, 944/945 (ties second-highest multi-year score)
Men’s Basketball, 1000 (ties program record)/958
Football, 935/936
Men’s Golf, 1000 (ties program record)/993 (program record)
Men’s Soccer, 949/955 (program record)
Men’s Swimming & Diving, 973/985
Men’s Tennis, 900/943
Women’s Basketball, 937/972
Women’s Cross Country, 962/957
Women’s Golf, 1000 (ties program record)/1000
Women’s Soccer, 1000 (ties program record)/990 (program record)
Softball, 955/975
Women’s Swimming & Diving, 990/995 (program record)
Women’s Tennis, 971/1000
Women’s Track & Field, 963/966
Women’s Volleyball, 1000 (ties program record)/976
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Five UNLV Athletics sports programs have earned a perfect single-year NCAA Academic Progress Rate score of 1000, as the national organization released its most recent data for the 2014-15 academic year on Wednesday.
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