San Diego State Athletics Sets Single-Season APR Record
SAN DIEGO – All 18 athletic programs at San Diego State exceeded the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) standards issued by the NCAA with four programs recording a perfect multi-year APR score and nine programs earning a perfect single-year score, the NCAA released Tuesday. The 18 varsity sports (represented by 17 scores as indoor and outdoor track & field receive one score) were all at least 31 points ahead of the minimum multi-year score of 930 established by the NCAA.
The women's golf, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball programs all recorded a perfect multi-year APR score of 1,000 and have been recognized by the NCAA for being in the top 10 percent of their sport nationally.
Overall, San Diego State's single-year school-record APR average of 990 qualifies the department for the NCAA Academic Distribution Unit.
"The APR outcomes for the 2020-21 academic year highlight the excellence our student-athletes strive for in pursuit of their educational goals," executive associate athletic director of student-athlete academic support services Bobby Smitheran said. "I am especially proud of their efforts given the virtual nature of classes during the 2020-21 academic year as a result of the pandemic. Our student-athletes are to be commended for their resiliency, hard work, and dedication for their achievements."
The 2020-21 APR report is inclusive of only those student-athletes who were on athletic aid and is a four-year rolling average, including the 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. Scholarship student-athletes each semester receive one point for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, including practice restrictions and playing-season reductions.
Women's golf, men's tennis, women's tennis and volleyball were joined by the cross country, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's golf and water polo programs which attained a perfect single-year APR score of 1,000.
Last month, 412 San Diego State student-athletes were recognized as scholar-athletes for achieving a semester GPA of 3.20 or higher or maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Forty-three student-athletes earned Malik Award distinction for posting a 4.0 grade-point average.
|Sport||Multi-Year Rate||2020-21 Single-Year Rate|
|Swimming & Diving||992||992|
|Track & Field (Indoor/Outdoor)||990||989|