Longwood athletics scores high on APR report

longwood logoLongwood University Athletics stood out once again with several high quality scores in the most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released by the NCAA. The multi-year APR is based on data submitted by every NCAA Division I member for the four-year period of inclusion for the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

“We are extremely proud of and thankful for the hard work of our student-athletes, coaches and staff as evidenced by our most recent APR scores,” said Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Enhancement and Senior Woman Administrator Michelle Meadows. “This reflects the commitment of our programs to academic and athletic excellence, while being outstanding ambassadors for Longwood University. “

According to this year’s results, 10 of Longwood’s 14 programs have exceeded the national average in the multi-year APR, including field hockey, softball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer and women’s tennis, along with men’s cross country and men’s golf. As previously announced, women’s cross country, women’s golf and softball all received perfect scores of 1,000 on the multi-year APR, as well as on the most recent single year APR for 2011-12. Ten of the 14 Longwood teams either improved or maintained their multi-year APR scores from a year ago, including women’s golf, a team that has notched a perfect score for the sixth consecutive year.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success rate each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each scholarship student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation, and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The APR awards two points each term to student-athletes who meet academic eligibility standards and who remain with the institution. A team’s APR is the total points earned by the team at a given time divided by the total possible points, multiplied by 1,000.

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