Arizona State’s overall NCAA Academic Progress Rate is a record 991 out of 1,000 for a four-year period from 2012-16. The previous mark for ASU was 986 in 2015.
APR scores for all NCAA Division I sports were announced Wednesday.
Among Pac-12 schools, Stanford’s overall APR is No. 1 followed by ASU.
ASU’s single year APR for 2015-16 also is a record 990.
“Since the institution of the APR program by the NCAA, we’ve seen continuous improvement culminating in our highest score to date,” said Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson in a statement released by the university. “This is a direct result of the hard work of our Office of Student-Athlete Development as well as our coaches, staff, faculty, and sport administrators. We, as a department, are all working together to give our student-athletes the best opportunities to succeed both in competition and in the classroom.”
Eleven ASU teams had their highest four-year APR score and eight are first in the Pac-12 in their sport. Fifteen of 20 ASU teams earned 1,000 for 2015-16 and seven scored 1,000 over the four-year period. As announced last week, a record seven ASU sports — men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, women’s tennis, volleyball and gymnastics — are ranked among the top 10 percent nationally in APR scores.
ASU’s overall APR average has risen from 937 in 2003-04 to 991.
“Once again, we have reached new heights with one of our primary academic metrics, the NCAA Academic Progress Rate,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development and Performance Jean Boyd. “The average APR for ASU’s teams in today’s report is 991, an all-time high, and is second in the Pac-12 Conference only to Stanford. With 15 of 20 reporting teams earning a 1000 (or 100%) score for the 2015-16 academic year, a strong statement continues to be made about the comprehensive commitment to the academic excellence of Sun Devil student-athletes.”
The Academic Progress Rate tracks athlete academic progress including eligibility, retention and graduation.
Pac-12 Academic Progress Rate (multi-year)
Football: Stanford 985, Washington 984, Utah 983, California 978, Oregon 974, Arizona State 971, UCLA 971, Colorado 968, USC 968, Washington State 964, Oregon State 956, Arizona 955.
Men’s basketball: Stanford 1000, Arizona State 990, Utah 990, Washington 986, Colorado 975, Arizona 974, California 970, USC 969, Washington State 953, Oregon 951, UCLA 950, Oregon State 945.
Baseball: USC 997, Washington 995, Stanford 993, Arizona State 992, Oregon State 985, Oregon 981, Utah 979, Washington State 972, UCLA 971, California 966, Arizona 963.
Women’s basketball: Arizona State1000, Stanford 1000, Oregon State 1000, Colorado 1000, Washington 990, Oregon 990, Washington State 986, UCLA 979, Utah 977, California 966, Arizona 959, USC 949.