Utah Scores High On NCAA APR

The NCAA announced its annual and multi-year Academic Performance Report (APR) for NCAA Division I schools today and the University of Utah achieved its highest grade yet. The APR is designed to provide a real-time measure of eligibility, retention and graduation of all Division I student-athletes.

Under APR guidelines, a player who transfers from an institution in good academic standing does not negatively impact the APR of either the former or the new school.

The multi-year average for Utah's teams rose to 976--up from its previous record score of 965 set last year and a 20-point improvement from two years ago (956). The latest multi-year APR includes scores from 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10, and Utah's performance easily exceeds the NCAA minimum requirement of 925.

The men's basketball and men's tennis teams received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for placing in the top 10-percent of all Division I teams in their respective sports, with tennis earning a perfect multi-year rate of 1,000, while men's basketball achieved a 990.

Overall, Utah's teams combined for a 981 APR in 2009-10 with five teams earning a score of 1,000: men's basketball, men's swimming, women's swimming, women's cross country and volleyball.

Thirteen Utah teams increased their multi-year rates from a year ago, with the largest improvements coming in volleyball (+32), outdoor track (+24), men's tennis (+22), baseball (+22), golf (+19), indoor track (+19), softball (+18) and men's swimming (+18).

Courtesy UtahUtes.com

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