May 17, 2011
All 19 of Florida State’s athletic teams have once again surpassed the standard set by the NCAA for Academic Progress in a report released today. The minimum standard set by the NCAA is a score of 925, which every team met. The report is based on the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years and over that period six Florida State teams scored a 980 or better.
“We are very proud that once again all our athletic teams have exceeded the standard set by the NCAA for academic progress,” said Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. “Watching our student-athletes come in as freshman and progress through their years at Florida State is so satisfying for all of our coaches, staff and athletic administration. It is our goal to have every one of our student-athletes leave Florida State with a degree in hand and we applaud their hard work in pursuing their college degrees.”
Women’s golf led the way on this year’s report for FSU with a perfect 1000 while men’s cross country came in at 993. Men’s golf and men’s tennis were not far behind at 992. Seven of Florida State’s teams posted a perfect 1000 for the 2009-10 academic year. Those sports were men’s cross country, men’s tennis, women’s basketball, women’s golf, softball, women’s swimming and diving and volleyball.
The NCAA determines the academic progress of student-athletes by awarding points for remaining eligible and retention per semester for a total of a maximum of four points per academic year. The total points are then divided by the number of potential points a team could earn. The final percentage is multiplied by 1000 to determine the final point total. The NCAA established a benchmark of 925 that they use as the cut-off point for teams to reach.