June 11, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The NCAA national office released the 2011-12 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all Division I institutions on Tuesday (June 11) as part of the annual NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program. All 28 University of Michigan varsity athletic teams reporting multi-year scores were above the threshold required by the NCAA, including two teams with perfect multi-year scores: women's basketball and women's tennis. The report is based on four-year calculations of data from 2008-09 through the 2011-12 academic year.
Additionally, 13 U-M varsity athletic teams recorded perfect 2011-12 scores: women's basketball, men's golf, women's golf, men's gymnastics, women's gymnastics, ice hockey, men's lacrosse, men's swimming and diving, softball, women's tennis, women's indoor track and field, women's outdoor track and field, and water polo.
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. A multi-year APR of 900 or above is the current minimum threshold for teams to meet or face possible sanctions.
The NCAA is currently phasing in the requirement that all teams be above 930 to participate in postseason play. The 930 mark will be enforced beginning with the championships for the 2014-15 season. All U-M teams are currently above that 930 threshold.
On June 5, the U-M men's and women's basketball, women's tennis and men's gymnastics 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.