NCAA releases APR scores

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Each year, the NCAA releases the Academic Progress Report (APR) scores. APR scores provide a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.  APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
Wed May 8, 2019
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Each year, the NCAA releases the Academic Progress Report (APR) scores. APR scores provide a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.  APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.  

Under NCAA rules, teams must achieve a multi-year score over a four-year period of 930 to avoid NCAA penalties. The NCAA has released the most recent APR scores for 2017-18 which include scores from the time period of Fall 2014 through Spring 2018. 

The following Alabama A&M University (AAMU) athletic teams exceeded the 930 multi-year benchmark: Women's Bowling (1,000); Women's Tennis (1,000); Softball (985); Men's Tennis (969); and Volleyball (935).  The Women's Bowling and Women's Tennis teams had a perfect score of 1000.
 
Two teams suffered APR postseason ineligibility, Baseball and Men's Track, for the 2019-20 season.
 
AAMU has shown improvement over the previous year's assessment as single-year APR scores from the 2016-2017 season were dramatically improved during the 2017-2018 season.
 
For the single-year APR threshold, Women's Bowling, Softball, Women's Tennis, Men's Golf and Men's Tennis scored a perfect 1,000, while Men's Basketball (976), Women's Basketball (980), Football (944), Women's Cross Country (951), Women's Soccer (933), and Volleyball (978) all scored above the 930 threshold.
 
"Our athletic teams continue to show improvement in our APR scores," said Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks. "We have made huge strides in our single-year APR rates, which will very soon demonstrate all of our hard work in our multi-year scores. The academic success of our student-athletes is our primary concern."

The Alabama A&M Women's Bowling and Tennis teams were publicly recognized by the NCAA for their 2017-18 APR score as being in the top 10 percent of all NCAA Bowling and Tennis teams, respectively. Alabama A&M was the only institution in the SWAC with multiple teams publicly recognized in the top 10 percent in their respective sport.

AAMU also had 155 student-athletes make the 2017-18 SWAC All-Academic Team which requires a 3.0 or better Cumulative GPA.  Of the 35 student-athletes that graduated in the recent 2018-2019 Commencement ceremonies, 19 were honor students.