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GSU teams making the grade in classroom

STATESBORO — Nine of Georgia Southern University’s 16 athletic programs posted perfect scores of 1,000 in the 2013-14 academic year, and nearly all programs showed an increase in their score from the previous report, according to a news release on
In the multi-year Academic Progress Rate, 11 of
15 programs posted an increase or remained the same, and all programs surpassed the 930 multi-year threshold for possible sanctions.
Georgia Southern’s newest athletic program, women’s rifle, posted a perfect
1,000 in its first year of competition, but did not count in the multi-year report.
“The recent APR report shows that our coaches and student athletes are committed to academic success and illustrates the great job our academic-services program does with retention of our student athletes,” Athletics Director Tom Kleinlein said.
The NCAA initiated APR as a means for providing intercollegiate athletics programs with a snapshot of a team’s academic success and progress of individual student-athletes, accounting for eligibility, retention and graduation. APR for each institution is calculated as follows: Each student-athlete on scholarship, full or partial, in every intercollegiate sport, accounts for four APR “points” every academic year — two for the fall semester and two for the spring semester. One point is given for a student-athlete remaining academically eligible and the other point is given for continued enrollment at the respective institution. Each student-athlete can earn a maximum of four points each year.
Single-year APR data covers the 2013-14 academic year only and is calculated by dividing the number of points earned by an individual sport’s student-athletes by the number of points possible and then multiplying by 1,000. The most recent multi-year APR scores are based on a rate that averages scores from the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. Under the revised penalty structure, the Division I Board of Directors has set a multi-year cut score of 930 as a threshold for teams to meet or face possible sanctions.
Team/Single Year
• Baseball —961 (951)
• Football — 883 (943)
• Men’s basketball — 958 (940)
• Men’s golf —
1,000 (994)
• Men’s soccer —
1,000 (984)
• Men’s tennis —
958 (973)
• Softball — 1,000 (994)
• Women’s basketball — 1,000 (980)
•Women’s cross-country — 1,000 (977)
• Women’s soccer — 1,000 (973)
• Swimming and diving — 1,000 (990)
• Women’s tennis — 964 (992)
• Women’s track and field, indoor — 968 (964)
• Women’s track and field, outdoor — 969 (971)
• Volleyball —
1,000 (995)
• Women’s rifle — 1,000 (1,000)

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