Bulls boast sparkling APR report card
USF announced Wednesday all 18 of its evaluated athletic programs posted Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores of 955 or better for the first time in school history.
The NCAA released its most recent APR data Wednesday. The latest report features a compilation of data from the 2011-12 through the 2014-15 academic years.
"We are pleased to see all of our programs score 955 or better for the first time and our student-athletes continuing to post solid numbers in the classroom, USF athletic director Mark Harlan said in a school news release.
"Our fantastic academic-services staff and coaches play a huge role in fulfilling USF’s commitment to the total student-athlete experience and providing a platform from which our student-athletes can achieve their goals and dreams."
The APR for the men's basketball program rose for the seventh consecutive report, while the men's tennis team posted a perfect 1,000 score for the sixth consecutive time.
The men's and women's tennis teams and women's golf squad -- all of which had 1,000 scores -- recently earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR scores that ranked in the top 10 nationally in their respective sports.
Calculating Academic Progress Rate (APR)
* Each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible.
* A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate.
* In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.
(Penalties can be imposed by the NCAA if an athletic team's multi-year APR score is below 930.)