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Irish Insights


Notre Dame scores well in NCAA APR

Notre Dame’s 26 athletic programs exceeded the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate minimum standards, and 11 Irish teams earned perfect 1,000 scores this year.

The 2014 report released by the NCAA on Wednesday features a four-year compilation of APR data from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. The APR uses a series of formulas related to student-athlete retention and eligibility to measure the academic performances of all participants who receive grants-in-aid on every team at every Division I college and university.

Teams must achieve either a 930 multi-year APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to eligibleto compete in 2014-15 postseason play.

Notre Dame’s 11 perfect scores, which came in men's cross country, fencing, golf, lacrosse, tennis, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field along with women's cross country, softball, swimming and diving and volleyball, was second among FBS schools. Stanford had 12 perfect scores.

The Irish football team had a 972 APR, down from last year’s 973. The men’s basketball team had a 995, down from last year’s 1,000. The women’s basketball team had a 968 for a second straight year.

Notre Dame APR scores

Baseball: 992

Football: 972

Men’s Basketball: 995

Men’s Cross Country: 1,000

Men’s Fencing: 1,000

Men’s Golf: 1,000

Men’s Ice Hockey: 991

Men’s Lacrosse: 1,000

Men’s Soccer: 994

Men’s Swimming: 997

Men’s Tennis: 1,000

Men’s Track, Indoor: 1,000

Men’s Track, Outdoor: 1,000

Softball: 1,000

Women’s Basketball: 968

Women’s Cross Country: 1,000

Women’s Fencing: 991

Women’s Golf: 988

Women’s Lacrosse: 998

Women’s Rowing: 996

Women’s Soccer: 984

Women’s Swimming: 1,000

Women’s Tennis: 991

Women’s Track, Indoor: 997

Women’s Track, Outdoor: 997

Women’s Volleyball: 1,000