June 20, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS (NCAA/SMU) - The NCAA released the latest round of Academic Progress Rates on Tuesday, and each of SMU's teams exceeded the NCAA's APR requirements. In addition, four teams - men's and women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball - scored perfect 1,000s for the 2010-11 seasons.
Twelve of the Mustang programs scored above 950 for the four-year span - volleyball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, men's and women's swimming, cross country, rowing, women's tennis, and women's indoor and outdoor track.
This year marks the eighth year of APR data for most teams. The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.
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.