Carolina Releases APR Scores

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (USC SID) -- All 19 of the University of South Carolina's countable intercollegiate sports posted a multi-year score of 950 or better for the second-consecutive year, according to the Academic Progress Rate (APR) statistics that were released Tuesday.

"Educating our young people remains our primary focus," said Athletics Director Ray Tanner. "Our APR numbers reflect the high level of commitment made by our coaches, academic support staff and, most importantly, our student-athletes, in achieving that goal. We believe that strong athletics and strong academics are not mutually exclusive, but rather work hand-in-hand. We are competing and having success at the highest level in both arenas."

Highlighting the South Carolina data is seven teams (men's/women's golf, women's swimming/diving, women's tennis, cross country, men's indoor/outdoor track) with a perfect single-year score (1,000) for the 2011-12 campaign, including the highest-ever mark for men's track, making a jump from 917 for the 2010-11 campaign. Additionally, baseball made a single-year jump of 59 points from 913 in 2010-11 to 972 for the 2011-12 campaign, and women's soccer rose 50 points to 973. Men's basketball also marked a 15-point jump in its four-year average (983), while women's basketball rose 20 points in the category (980).

"We are ecstatic to have all of our teams multi-year APR above a 950 for the second consecutive year," Associate Athletics Director for Academics and Student Development Maria Hickman commented. "Our student-athletes are committed to being successful not only on the field but in the classroom. These numbers reflect the academic commitment of the administration, coaches and academic support staff. "

The APR is a point system based on scholarship student-athletes' eligibility and retention for a pre-determined four-year time period. NCAA sports falling below the established point cutoff (930) may be subject to penalties including scholarship reductions. The data released on Wednesday includes the scholarship student-athletes on rosters from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

South Carolina's Multi-Year APR Rate (Four-Year Rolling Period) by Sport:

---------------- -Multi-Year-------------------- Single Year
Sport 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2011-12
Baseball 928 947 947 953 959 972
Men's Basketball 909 908 930 968 983 974
Women's Basketball 963 959 962 960 980 982
Football 929 938 954 966 966 960
Men's Golf 976 982 994 980 993 1000
Women's Golf 966 985 977 984 991 1000
Men's Soccer 976 978 986 977 973 986
Women's Soccer 966 980 979 967 966 973
Softball 960 964 979 986 983 987
Men's Swimming/Diving 948 943 959 985 983 974
Women's Swimming/Diving 974 980 985 985 998 1000
Men's Tennis 979 989 1000 989 979 967
Women's Tennis 978 977 970 985 985 1000
Women's Cross Country 983 987 990 990 991 1000
Men's Indoor Track/Field 952 965 976 960 961 1000
Women's Indoor Track/Field 965 971 976 973 978 974
Men's Outdoor Track/Field 953 968 979 960 962 1000
Women's Outdoor Track/Field 964 970 976 972 978 974
Volleyball 983 989 989 995 995 981

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Jake Earth said on Wednesday, Jun 12 at 11:35 AM

Key word here is "countable". How many other athletes does the college have? I'm a fan but don't just spin numbers.

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