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Three SMU Programs Earn Perfect APR Scores

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May 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (NCAA/SMU) - The NCAA released the latest round of Academic Progress Rates on Wednesday, and three SMU programs - women's golf, men's swimming and volleyball - scored perfect 1,000s for the 2012-13 academic year. Overall, all of SMU's teams met the NCAA requirements.

In addition, nine of the Mustang programs scored above 970 for the four-year span - men's and women's golf, rowing, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming, women's tennis and volleyball.

This year marks the 10th year of APR data for most teams. The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

To see all of SMU's APR scores, click here.

The APR uses a system based on eligibility and retention. Every student-athlete can earn two points each term: one for eligibility and one for returning to school. If a student-athlete maintains eligibility for the next semester and returns, the team he or she plays for gets two points (2/2). If a student-athlete is eligible but leaves school, the school loses one point (1/2). If a student-athlete loses eligibility and also leaves school, the school loses two points (0/2). Every student-athlete's score is added up and divided by the maximum number of points attainable to come up with a team total and APR.

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