Vanderbilt Athletics

Teams post high NCAA APR scores

May 14, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rates Wednesday, and Vanderbilt's teams received high scores across the board. All 16 teams exceeded the NCAA's multi-year standard and seven teams earned perfect scores of 1,000.

Recording perfect scores were Vanderbilt's men's and women's cross country teams, men's and women's golf, women's indoor and outdoor track and women's bowling. All seven of the teams receiving perfect marks were also recognized last week by the NCAA with public recognition awards for being in the top-10 percent of their respective sports with their later multi-year APR scores.

All of Vanderbilt's teams posted scores of 974 or greater, easily surpassing the national APR cutoff score of 930. Schools that fail to reach the NCAA's minimum are subject to penalties.

Bowling - 1,000
Men's Cross Country - 1,000
Women's Cross Country - 1,000
Men's Golf - 1,000
Women's Golf - 1,000
Women's Indoor Track - 1,000
Women's Outdoor Track - 1,000
Lacrosse - 995
Soccer - 993
Women's Tennis - 991
Swimming - 988
Women's Basketball - 986
Men's Tennis - 984
Baseball - 980
Men's Basketball - 974
Football - 974

Vanderbilt's teams posted the highest APR scores of any conference school in seven of the 15 sports that compete in a league. Vanderbilt's bowling team posted a perfect score, but does not compete in a league. Vanderbilt's soccer team also led the SEC. The football team tied for fourth in the SEC and ranks in the top-25 nationally.

The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility, graduation and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. The score also serves as a predictor of graduation success. For additional information, visit

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