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UIC Athletics Surpasses Academic Progress Rate Standards


Jaime Johnson, women's cross country

Jaime Johnson, women's cross country

June 11, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - All 19 of UIC's active sport programs have met the national standards for academic progress, as measured by the NCAA and released by the organization Tuesday in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report.

The APR is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

Both the women's cross country and women's golf teams achieved perfect APR scores of 1,000, leading the way for the UIC Athletic Department. Last week, the women's cross country program was presented with a Public Recognition Award for ranking in the top-10 in the nation for its APR.

Fifteen other sports posted an APR of at least 950, with three programs boasting a mark of 990 or better. Below is a summary of UIC's APR scores through the 2011-12 academic year.

Baseball: 981
Men's Basketball: 907
Men's Cross Country: 993
Men's Gymnastics: 965
Men's Soccer: 948:
Men's Swimming & Diving: 973
Men's Tennis: 964
Men's Indoor Track & Field: 959
Men's Outdoor Track & Field: 959
Softball: 985
Women's Basketball: 971
Women's Cross Country: 1,000
Women's Golf: 1,000
Women's Gymnastics: 983
Women's Swimming & Diving: 986
Women's Tennis: 961
Women's Indoor Track & Field: 994
Women's Outdoor Track & Field: 994 Volleyball: 989

The NCAA released the complete APR reports for each school Tuesday, as well as the list of teams subject to penalties. 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. This standard will increase to a multi-year 930, which predicts to a Graduation Success Rate of approximately 50 percent, or a 940 two-year average APR for the 2014-15 postseason. The complete APR database is available online at www.ncaa.org.

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