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Jackson State APR Trending Upward
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 06/11/2013
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JACKSON – The Jackson State University Division of Athletics is proud to announce its most recent Academic Progress Rates (APR). Ninety-four percent of Jackson State University’s athletic programs boast a single-year APR above 930. The 2011-12 APR outcomes, publicly released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tuesday afternoon, represent one of the best overall academic performances of the student-athletes at JSU in the history of the APR. Furthermore, it confirms the Division of Athletics’ commitment to its primary strategic priority – academics.

The Academic Progress Rate – or APR – is a four-year average based on the school's overall student-athlete eligibility, retention, and graduation rates for student-athletes. The current APR cohort consists of student-athletes who participated during the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. The rate also serves as a predictor of graduation success with 930 representing approximately a 50% graduation rate.

Headlining the banner of academic excellence for the Division of Athletics is the women’s tennis program, which recently was recognized by the NCAA for a top 10 percent academic performance nationally in its respective sport in regard to APR scores and achievement. The women’s tennis team boasts a perfect multi-year score of 1,000 for the third consecutive year, resulting in the team’s third consecutive NCAA APR Public Recognition Award.

Other notable JSU top-performing APR teams include the following, which earned a single-year APR of 1,000:  men’s golf, men’s tennis, men’s track Indoor, men’s track outdoor, women’s basketball, women’s tennis, women’s track Indoor, and women’s track outdoor. Men’s football posted its highest single-year APR score since the inception of the APR with a 971, a 53 point increase from its single-year score of 918 last year. The top performing teams in regard to multi-year APR include: men’s golf (991), women’s golf (989), women’s tennis (988), women’s cross country (980), and women’s volleyball (973).

For the second consecutive year, no JSU sports team is subject to an APR or post-season penalty.

For a more in-depth look at the JSU APR scores, see JSU “By the Numbers” below:

JSU “By the Numbers”:

Multi-year APR scores: baseball (899), men’s basketball (898), men’s cross country (923), football (913), men’s golf (991), men’s tennis (988), men’s track indoor (946), men’s track outdoor (952), women’s basketball (946), women’s bowling (922), women’s cross country (980), women’s golf (989), women’s softball (959), women’s soccer (960), women’s tennis (1,000), women’s track indoor (942), women’s track outdoor (941), and women’s volleyball (973).

Divisional APR:

13 of 18 teams (72%) have a multi-year APR above 930; 16 of 18 teams (89%) have a multi-year APR above 900.

17 of 18 teams (94%) have a single-year APR above 930; 18 of 18 teams (100%) have a single-year APR above 900.

8 of 18 teams posted a single-year APR of 1000.

APR for JSU Male Teams:

4 of 8 teams (50%) have a multi-year APR above 930; 6 of 8 teams (75%) have a multi-year APR above 900; 2 of 8 teams (25%) have a multi-year below 900.

8 of 8 teams have a single-year APR above 930.

4 of 8 teams (50%) have a single-year APR of 1000.

APR for JSU Female Teams:

9 of 10 teams (90%) have a multi-year APR above 930; 10 of 10 teams (100%) have a multi-year APR above 900.

9 of 10 teams (90%) have a single-year APR above 930; 10 of 10 teams (100%) have a single-year APR above 900.

4 of 10 teams (40%) have a single-year APR of 1000.


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