Thirteen Duke teams post perfect APR scores

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DURHAM- Thirteen Duke University varsity athletic programs scored a perfect 1,000 in the latest multi-year (2016-21) Academic Progress Report (APR) data released Tuesday by the NCAA.

In total, Duke totaled the highest APR score among ACC institutions in 14 of the league’s sports – men’s cross country (1,000), men’s golf (1,000), men’s lacrosse (1,000), men’s football ( 1000), men’s tennis (1000), men’s track and field (1000), women’s cross country (1000), women’s fencing (1000), women’s golf (1000), women’s soccer (1000), women’s swimming and diving (1000), track and field women’s (1000), volleyball (1000) and baseball (997).

By program, Duke’s remaining scores were rowing (997), field hockey (996), wrestling (996), women’s lacrosse (996), men’s swimming and diving (992), women’s tennis (992), softball (991), men’s fencing. (990), women’s basketball (990), soccer (985) and men’s basketball (958).

Duke ranked second among ACC schools with its 13 programs scoring a perfect 1,000, behind only Notre Dame’s 14. Duke was ahead of North Carolina (8), NC State (7), Clemson (6), Louisville (5), Syracuse (5), Virginia Tech (5), Virginia (4), Boston College (3), Florida State (3), Miami (3), Wake Forest (3), Georgia Tech (1) and Pittsburgh (1).

Each year, the NCAA tracks the in-class performance of student-athletes on each Division I team through the Annual Academic Achievement Scorecard, known as the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores for the 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, and 2020-21 academic years. Beginning with the 2012–13 championships, teams had to average a minimum of 900 APR over four years or an average of 930 over the past two years in order to participate. For the 2014–15 championships, teams had to earn a four-year average TAP of 930 or a two-year average of 940 to compete in the championships. Starting in 2015-16, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in the championships.

The NCAA did not release APR data in 2019-20 due to the COVID pandemic.

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