Indiana men’s basketball posts perfect, four-year APR score, one of four IU teams to do so

After having to surrender a scholarship and undergo other penalties for poor Academic Progress Rates at the end of the Mike Davis era and during the Kelvin Sampson era, Indiana’s men’s basketball program has posted a fourth-consecutive perfect single-year score of 1000 and therefore a perfect four-year score of 1000 for the first time since NCAA began using the APR standard.

Indiana’s men’s cross country, men’s golf and women’s tennis programs also posted perfect four-year scores of 1000.

Indiana’s football program posted a four-year score of 972. The baseball program had a four-year score of 974. The women’s basketball program had the lowest score at 966, but that is still healthy and keeps Indiana far from any form of NCAA academic punishment.

On top of the four programs that scored a perfect 1000, 10 others scored 990 or better including the men’s and women’s soccer programs, the women’s volleyball, softball, tennis and water polo programs, and all four track and field programs. The men’s indoor and outdoor teams and women’s indoor and outdoor teams each count as separate programs.

UPDATE: The release from IU athletics follows.


May 14, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – With 15 teams earning a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2012-13 academic year, Indiana University’s 24 sports

comfortably exceed NCAA required standards according to the NCAA’s most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate report.

The 15 programs earning a perfect score for 2012-13 were men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s soccer, men’s

swimming, men’s tennis, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track, field hockey, women’s outdoor track,

women’s softball, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball and water polo. With perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, the IU men’s

basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf and women’s tennis programs are tied for the top score nationally and in the Big Ten

Conference. IU’s men’s basketball program was the only league hoops program with a perfect APR score and Coach Tom Crean

has seen his squad earn four straight perfect scores, the only Big Ten men’s basketball coach to achieve that status.

“I want to congratulate our student-athletes, coaches and staff for embracing this high priority for our department,” said IU Vice

President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. “These are successes of which all of Hoosier Nation should be proud. I am thrilled

that we have four more programs attaining perfect scores than a year ago.”

Last week, the NCAA also recognized the men’s basketball, men’s cross country, men’s golf, men’s soccer, men’s outdoor track

and field and women’s tennis with an APR Public Recognition Award, which is given to high-performing teams that posted mul-
tiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their particular sports.

The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division

I sports team.

Noting The APR

• The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and

2012-13 academic years.

• For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years

to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.

• The goal of the NCAA’s academic performance program is improvement, not punishment. Not only does the program ensure

accountability for student-athletes, teams and institutions, but also it provides fairness by considering individual circumstances

per team and school.


• This year marks the 11th year of APR data for most teams. The APR is a multi-year rate based on the most recent four years

of data.

IU Athletics Multiyear APR /2012-13 APR

Baseball – 974 /965

Field Hockey – 984 /1,000

Football – 972/991

Men’s Basketball – 1,000 /1,000

Men’s Cross Country – 1,000/1,000

Men’s Golf – 1,000 /1,000

Men’s Soccer – 993 /1,000

Men’s Swimming and Diving- 984 /1,000

Men’s Tennis – 992 /1,000

Men’s Track and Field – 993/1,000 (Indoor)

Men’s Track and Field – 998/1,000 (Outdoor)

Wrestling – 987/969

Softball – 993/1,000

Volleyball – 995 /1,000

Women’s Basketball – 966/959

Women’s Cross Country – 982/985

Women’s Golf – 985/974

Rowing – 987/991

Women’s Soccer – 993 /992

Women’s Swimming and Diving- 988/988

Women’s Tennis – 1,000/1,000

Women’s Track and Field- 990/1,000 (Indoor)

Women’s Track – 990/1,000 (Outdoor)

Water Polo – 995/1,000


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