June 20, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The NCAA national office released the 2010-11 Academic Progress Rate (APR) data and penalty reports for all Division I institutions on Wednesday (June 20) as part of the annual NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program. All 27 University of Michigan varsity athletic teams' multi-year scores were above the threshold required by the NCAA, including four with perfect scores: men's basketball, women's basketball, men's tennis and women's tennis. The report is based on four-year calculations of data from 2007-08 through the 2010-11 academic year.
Fifteen of Michigan's varsity athletic teams held or improved upon their multi-year APR rate from last year's report. The report does not include men's lacrosse, U-M's 28th varsity athletic team, as it just completed its first year competing at the NCAA level.
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. An 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 14, both U-M basketball and tennis 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.