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Continued Excellence in NCAA APR

Continued Excellence in NCAA APR

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University’s 19 athletic programs each exceeded the NCAA baseline Academic Progress Rate thresholds for the 2013-14 year, according to data released by the NCAA today.

The football, women’s golf and women’s diving programs were recognized last week for its multiyear total ranking among the top 10 percent of all programs. The football program is one of only five FBS programs ranked in the top 10 percent each of the last five years. Clemson is the only FBS program nationally to finish each of the last four seasons in the top 25 of both polls on the field, and in the top 10 percent of APR scores in the classroom. 

During the 2013-14 academic year, a remarkable 12 programs posted perfect 1000 single-year scores, and each of the 19 programs posted a multi-year rate of over 950.

“The APR achievements announced today show a great commitment by our coaches and academic staff to ensure our student-athletes are put in position to succeed on and off the courts and fields of competition,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said.


The Academic Progress Rate 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 a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years. Under the revised penalty structure, the Division I Board of Directors has set a cut score of 930 (out of 1,000) as a threshold for teams to meet or face possible sanctions. An APR of 930 projects a 50 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR).The goal of the NCAA’s academic performance program is improvement, not punishment. Not only does the program ensure accountability for student-athletes, teams and institutions, but also it provides fairness by considering individual circumstances per team and school

 CLEMSON APR DATA SPORT – MULTIYEAR APR – 2013-14 APRMen’s SportsBaseball – 990 – 1000Basketball – 989 – 1000Cross Country – 973 – 1000Football – 984 – 994Golf – 994 – 1000Soccer – 954 – 988Tennis – 971 – 982Indoor Track – 967 – 1000Outdoor Track – 967 – 1000 Women’s SportsBasketball – 957 – 980Cross Country – 992 – 1000Diving – 1000 – 1000Golf – 1000 – 1000Rowing – 987 – 1000Soccer – 989 – 991Tennis – 983 – 1000Indoor Track – 969 – 980Outdoor Track – 970 – 980Volleyball – 989 – 1000