May 14, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The NCAA national office released the 2012-13 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all Division I institutions on Wednesday (May 14) as part of the annual NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program. All 28 University of Michigan varsity athletic teams currently reporting multi-year scores were above the threshold required by the NCAA, including four teams with perfect multi-year scores: men's cross country, women's gymnastics, volleyball and water polo. U-M's 29th varsity team, women's lacrosse which recently concluded its first year of NCAA competition, has not yet accumulated enough data to be included in the report. The report is based on four-year calculations of data from the 2009-10 through 2012-13 academic years.
Additionally, 13 U-M varsity athletic teams recorded perfect 2012-13 scores: baseball, men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, women's golf, men's gymnastics, women's gymnastics, men's soccer, softball, women's swimming and diving, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
The APR is a real-time measure of a team's academic performance and is calculated by reviewing variables such as eligibility, retention and graduation rates of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams must earn a minimum 900 four-year APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate.
For 2014-15 championships, teams must earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships. All U-M varsity teams currently have multi-year APR rates of 950 or higher.
On May 7, the U-M men's and women's basketball, men's cross country, men's gymnastics, volleyball and water polo teams were recognized by the NCAA with the Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Award for ranking among the top 10 percent of their respective sports in the most recent multi-year APR report.