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NCAA releases APR data

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University’s varsity athletic teams have a combined Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 985 according to data released Tuesday by the NCAA. The 985 score matches last year’s high score for the 16 years of the NCAA Academic Performance Program.

WVU’s average APR score of 985 is higher than the NCAA’s overall four-year APR average score of 983. WVU’s score has improved 11 points from five years ago.

The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes on a semester-by-semester basis and is an assessment of real-time academic success. The results of the fall and spring semesters, in a given year, are calculated as that year’s APR score and averaged with the respective scores from the previous three years to provide a four-year (multi-year) snapshot of academic achievement.

Any student-athlete receiving athletic aid in a varsity sport can earn up to four points per year for being academically eligible and remaining enrolled in the institution. A team’s APR is the total points earned on the roster divided by that squad’s total possible points, multiplied by 1,000.

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