ASU Tennis, Volleyball Teams Recognized By NCAA For APR Numbers

May 12, 2010

The Arizona State University women's tennis and volleyball teams have been recognized by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate numbers as being in the top 10-percent in the nation. The ASU women's tennis team has had a perfect score of 1,000 in each year of the APR measurement while volleyball sports a 995 score.

ASU is tied for third in the Pacific-10 Conference with the most teams in the top 10-percent nationally.

Top Pac-10 Schools with teams in top 10% of APR
1. Stanford
2. California
3. Arizona State
UCLA
USC
Washington

Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams who demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each 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 on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced at a later date. That announcement also will include immediate and historical penalties for low-performing teams.

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