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    Indiana Athletics Exceeds NCAA APR Standards

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    June 11, 2013

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - With 11 teams earning a perfect 1,000 APR for the 2011-12 academic year, Indiana University's 24 sports comfortably exceed NCAA required standards according to the NCAA's most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate report.

    The 11 programs earning a perfect score for 2011-12 were men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's soccer, men's tennis, men's outdoor track, wrestling, women's golf, women's softball, women's soccer and women's tennis. With perfect multi-year scores of 1,000, the IU men's basketball, men's golf and women's tennis programs are tied for the top score nationally and in the Big Ten Conference. IU's men's basketball program was the only league school with a perfect score.

    "I want to congratulate our student-athletes, coaches and staff for embracing this high priority for our department," said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "These are successes of which all of Hoosier Nation should be proud. We are truly entering the next "golden era" of Indiana University athletics."

    Last week, the NCAA also recognized the IU men's basketball, men's soccer, men's golf, and women's tennis programs with an APR Public Recognition Award, which is given to high-performing teams that posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in their particular sports.

    The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

    Noting The APR
    • The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

    • Under the revised penalty structure, the Division I Board of Directors has set a cut score of 900 (out of 1,000) as a threshold for teams to meet or face possible sanctions. That cut score will increase to 930 in a few years. An APR of 930 projects a 50 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR).

    • The goal of the NCAA's academic performance program is improvement, not punishment. Not only does the program ensure accountability for student-athletes, teams and institutions, but also it provides fairness by considering individual circumstances per team and school.

    • This year marks the10th year of APR data for most teams. The APR is a multi-year rate based on the most recent four years of data.

    IU Athletics Multiyear APR
    Baseball - 982
    Field Hockey - 984
    Football - 963
    Men's Basketball - 1,000
    Men's Cross Country - 994
    Men's Golf - 1,000
    Men's Soccer - 993
    Men's Swimming - 971
    Men's Tennis - 969
    Men's Track - 987 (Indoor)
    Men's Track - 992 (Outdoor)
    Wrestling - 982
    Softball - 979
    Volleyball - 979
    Women's Basketball - 976
    Women's Cross Country - 984
    Women's Golf - 992
    Rowing - 979
    Women's Soccer - 995
    Women's Swimming - 991
    Women's Tennis - 1,000
    Women's Track - 988 (Indoor)
    Women's Track - 987 (Outdoor)
    Water Polo - 981

    2013 APR BACKGROUNDER
    · The Academic Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.

    · The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

    · Under the revised penalty structure, the Division I Board of Directors has set a cut score of 900 (out of 1,000) as a threshold for teams to meet or face possible sanctions. That cut score will increase to 930 next year. An APR of 930 projects an approximately 50 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR).

    · The goal of the NCAA's academic performance program is improvement, not punishment. Not only does the program ensure accountability for student-athletes, teams and institutions, but also it provides fairness by considering individual circumstances per team and school.

    · This year marks the ninth year of APR data for most teams. The APR is a multi-year rate based on the most recent four years of data.

    APR POSTSEASON REQUIREMENTS
    · 2012-13 and 2013-14 postseasons: either 900 four-year average or 930 average over most recent two years

    · 2014-15 postseason: either 930 four-year average or 940 average over most recent two years

    · 2015-2016 postseason and beyond: 930 four-year average

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