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Nevada student-athletes excel in NCAA’s latest APR scores


image001-150x137-7097603-4080248RENO, Nev. – The latest round of Academic Progress Report scores demonstrate strong progress by student-athletes in nearly every sport on the University of Nevada campus as 14 of 16 Wolf Pack sports met or improved their scores from last year.

All of Nevada’s 16 sports programs met or exceeded the benchmark set by the NCAA in the latest APR report announced by the NCAA on Wednesday. This year’s report measured eligibility and retention of student-athletes in the four years from 2010-11 to 2013-14. Ten of Nevada’s 16 sports scored a perfect 1,000 for the single-year rate (2013-14) and 75 percent of Pack teams scored a 980 or better.

“It remains a high priority of this University to help student-athletes achieve success in the classroom and stay on the path to earn their college degrees,” said University President Marc Johnson. “I extend my appreciation to our student-athletes and to the coaches, faculty and staff who are helping them prepare for careers, citizenship and future leadership roles.”

Last week, the Wolf Pack’s volleyball team earned a public recognition award this year for ranking in the top 10 percent in the nation for its sport. That is the eighth time in the last five years that a Wolf Pack sport has earned public recognition. Nevada has met or exceeded the standards set by the NCAA and has been penalty-free in the history of the APR program.

“We are thrilled with the growing success of our students in the classroom and pleased with the rising scores in our Academic Progress Rate,” said Doug Knuth, Nevada’s athletics director. “We are committed to providing opportunities for achievement and support for our students as they strive for excellence. We’re appreciative for the support of President Marc Johnson and the great faculty on our campus.”

The APR is a real-time “snapshot” of a team’s academic success and is used by the NCAA and universities to measure current academic success by looking at the academic progress of each current student-athlete. It includes eligibility, retention, and graduation as factors in the rate calculation. Each student-athlete can add two points to the team’s overall score per semester, including one for academic eligibility and one for returning to school the next semester or graduating.

Nevada’s APR scores at a glance

The multiyear rate represents Nevada’s scores from 2010-11 to 2013-14 academic years. The final two columns show the single-year scores for those academic years.

Women’s           Multiyear          2012-13              2013-14

Basketball          974                        945                        1,000

Cross Country   986                        1,000                    1,000

Golf                       984                        1,000                    1,000

Soccer                  987                        1,000                    990

Softball                994                        988                        1,000

Swim/Dive         984                        972                        980

Tennis                  991                        1,000                    1,000

Indoor T&F          982                        984                        1,000

Outdoor T&F      983                        984                        1,000

Volleyball           1,000                    1,000                    1,000

Men’s                  Multiyear          2012-13              2013-14

Baseball              943                        983                        913

Basketball          966                        923                        963

Football               943                        928                        958

Golf                       993                        931                        1,000

Tennis                  977                        971                        1,000

Mixed                  Multiyear          2012-13              2013-14

Rifle                       990                        1,000                    957


Nevada’s complete APR report and APR data on all NCAA institutions is available online at www.ncaa.org[ncaa.org].

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