June 21, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Six of Florida State’s athletic programs recorded a perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 1.000 for the 2011-12 academic year and 15 of the Seminoles’ 19 NCAA Division I Intercollegiate sports programs exceeded the NCAA National multi-year average.
Each of Florida State’s 19 sports earned scores well above the necessary minimum to be eligible for postseason play during the upcoming 2013-14 academic year.
“The most gratifying aspect of the report is that 18 of our 19 sports increased their APR.” said Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Student-Athlete Academic Services Greg Beaumont. “Not only are our APR scores excellent in and of themselves, but they are improving.”
The highest multi-year APR scores at Florida State were earned by the Seminole men’s cross country and women’s golf teams which both earned perfect scores of 1000 – the highest possible score. Both of those programs received APR Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA. The cross country team has earned Public Recognition Awards in both of the last two years while the women’s golf team has been recognized in each of the last four years. Since the 2005-06 academic year, a total of 15 Seminole programs have received Public Recognition Awards.
The football team earned the biggest jump of the Seminoles’ 19 sports as it improved 17 points to a score a 954 while the men’s basketball team improved 14 points to 960.
Sand volleyball, which was added as a varsity sport at Florida State in 2011, was not included in the APR data collection due to its current status as an NCAA emerging sport.
“The success realized in the most recent APR report is a testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication of our student-athletes, staff and coaches.,” said Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance Jim Curry. ” It was especially noteworthy to see nearly one-third of our teams achieve a perfect APR score of 1000 for the 2011-12 academic year. To have each of our teams achieve a multiyear APR score greater than 950 while enjoying the success we have athletically during the same time period epitomizes the commitment to comprehensive excellence which has become a hallmark of Florida State athletics.”
The Academic Progress Rate, a multi-year rate based on the most recent four years of data, is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. The most recent APR scores are based on scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. This year marks the ninth year of APR data.