South Carolina Releases APR Scores

 

June 20, 2012


All 19 of the University of South Carolina's countable intercollegiate sports posted a multi-year score of 950 or better, according to the Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics that were released today.

"It's phenomenal how far we've come with our APR numbers," said Athletics Director Eric Hyman. "Every program has made a marked improvement from the first four-year scores that came out four years ago, including an incredible 69 point jump in men's basketball. Our football team's 11-win season, along with a single year APR of 993 and a four-year mark of 966, really makes a statement. This is a great reflection on our coaches, academic support staff and the student-athletes. Coupled with the success we've had on the playing fields, there's no better time to be a Gamecock."

Highlighting the South Carolina data is the football program, posting a 2010-11 single year score of 993 and a multi-year APR of 966, both the highest marks on record. Men's basketball claimed a perfect 1000 mark for the single year, raising its four-year APR to a record 968. In addition to men's basketball, men's swimming/diving, women's cross country, women's golf, women's tennis and volleyball also reported a single year APR score of 1000.

"These numbers reflect the commitment to academics from all involved," said Raymond Harrison, Associate Athletics Director-Academic Services. "Our coaching staffs look at their APR scores and are involved in the process, understanding that it's here to stay. We appreciate their support and congratulate the student-athletes for a job well done."

The APR is a point system based on scholarship student-athletes' eligibility and retention for a pre-determined four-year time period. NCAA sports falling below the established point cutoff (930) may be subject to penalties including scholarship reductions. The data released on Wednesday includes the scholarship student-athletes on rosters from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

---------------- -Multi-Year-------------------- Single Year
Sport 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2010-11
Baseball 929 928 947 947 953 913
Men's Basketball 899 909 908 930 968 1000
Women's Basketball 968 963 959 962 960 978
Football 920 929 938 954 966 993
Men's Golf 976 976 982 994 980 969
Women's Golf 972 966 985 977 984 1000
Men's Soccer 959 976 978 986 977 942
Women's Soccer 961 966 980 979 967 923
Softball 960 960 964 979 986 974
Men's Swimming/Diving 943 948 943 959 985 1000
Women's Swimming/Diving 980 974 980 985 985 991
Men's Tennis 970 979 98 1000 989 963
Women's Tennis 978 978 977 970 985 1000
Women's Cross Country 975 983 987 990 990 1000
Men's Indoor Track/Field 931 952 965 976 960 917
Women's Indoor Track/Field 960 965 971 976 973 965
Men's Outdoor Track/Field 931 953 968 979 960 917
Women's Outdoor Track/Field 960 964 970 976 982 965
Volleyball 979 983 989 989 995 1000