The NCAA publicly released its annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) report for Division I schools and Missouri State University’s 16 intercollegiate programs are all listed in good standing.
Now in its ninth year, the APR formula is based on the percentage of eligibility and retention points earned by student-athletes receiving athletics aid in each sport. A 1000 APR, for instance, is a perfect score, and a 952 represents a 95.2 percent accumulation of all possible eligibility and retention points.
The current APR standards require Division I schools to have an APR score of 900 or better for the most recent four-year period or a 930 average over the last two years. All of MSU’s programs exceed the 900 multi-year (four-year) rate, which includes the school years 2007-08 through 2010-11.
The multi-year APR for MSU’s 16 programs are: baseball 941, men’s basketball 902, football 926, men’s golf 985, men’s soccer 965, men’s swimming 968, women’s basketball 959, women’s cross country 987, field hockey 985, women’s golf 984, softball 974, women’s soccer 982, women’s swimming 969, women’s indoor track 955, women’s outdoor track 960, and volleyball 986.
Missouri State Director of Athletics Kyle Moats noted his satisfaction with this year’s NCAA report, but was quick to note that remaining in good standing with the NCAA is an ongoing process.
“This year’s report is obviously great news for Missouri State and shows improvement in the areas we have targeted,” Moats explained. “But as we have said before, and our coaches are aware, remaining in good standing with our APR scores is a priority for us. It’s not easy, and there are some factors, particularly with retention, that are beyond our direct control. But, overall I think we are making strides in the right places, and I’m pleased with this year’s numbers.”
Courtesy: Missouri State Athletics