MOREHEAD — Morehead State University had seven teams earn a perfect 1000 Academic Progress Rate (APR) score for the most recent year of data (2009-10) and had 11 of its 16 teams score above the national average of 970 in the multi-year scores. None of the MSU programs were cited for disciplinary action.
MSU’s women’s cross country, women’s golf, softball, women’s tennis, women’s track & field, volleyball and rifle teams were all perfect in the 2009-10 report. In addition, baseball, men’s cross country, men’s tennis, men’s track & field, rifle, softball, women’s golf, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, women’s track & field, and volleyball all had multi-year scores of 970 or better.
“We take great pride in the fact that our teams have for several years had high marks in the APR,” said MSU Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson. “To have seven teams with a perfect single-year APR, one team with a perfect multi-year score and 10 other teams with top-tier multi-year scores is outstanding. Our staff works hard to make sure each student-athlete has the tools to succeed academically, ensuring retention and eventually graduation.”
The APR is utilized by the NCAA to measure the academic progress and success of an athletic department’s student-athletes. Programs that receive perfect marks, such as MSU’s rifle team, are cited with Public Recognition Awards. Programs that fall below set minimums face a variety of penalties, from reduced scholarships to postseason bans.