4 of Auburn’s athletic programs earn perfect scores

By May 11, 2017News

The NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate Institutional Report is out, and four of Auburn’s athletic programs earned perfect scores for the four-year period that ended in 2015-16. APR is a measurement of retention of student-athletes from year to year and academic progress toward graduation. Auburn women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics and women’s tennis all earned multi-year scores of 1,000, Seven more teams earned perfect scores in 2015-16: Men’s golf, men’s tennis, women’s equestrian, women’s soccer, women’s indoor and outdoor track, and women’s volleyball. Auburn’s football program scored a 980, which is tied for second in the SEC behind Vanderbilt (992). Auburn’s men’s basketball program ranks seventh in the SEC, higher than it has ever been since the NCAA first started issuing APR scores in 2004. Teams must score at least a 930 — which is equivalent to a 50 percent graduation rate — to remain eligible for postseason play and avoid sanctions. All 21 of Auburn’s sports cleared that mark, with 86 percent of teams scoring a 970 or better.

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