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Purdue maintains success in APR

Nine of Purdue's 20 sports programs improved or held steady in the most recent NCAA Academic Progress Rate report, which was released today.

The Boilermakers had four teams score a perfect 1,000 in single-year APR, which is a measure of academic success and graduation rates for NCAA programs. Men's golf, soccer, women's tennis and volleyball all got perfect marks, and men's basketball remained at a 995 in the most recent report.

Ten of 20 teams improved in their multi-year APR scores. The multi-year APR is used to judge whether a program will be sanctioned by the NCAA for a lack of academic success. Sanctions are imposed at a cutoff of 900, and a 930 cutoff is being grandfathered in during the coming academic years.

An APR of 930 is equivalent to a 50 percent graduation rate.

Below are the APR scores for each of Purdue's 20 sports, according to the athletics department:

SportCurrent Multi-YearPrevious Multi-Year
Men's Basketball995995
Women's Basketball977981
Men's Cross Country9661,000
Women's Cross Country989993
Men's Golf986962
Women's Golf956977
Men's Swimming and Diving943955
Women's Swimming and Diving987976
Men's Tennis980981
Women's Tennis978977
Men's Indoor Track and Field951954
Women's Indoor Track and Field965970
Men's Outdoor Track and Field959961
Women's Outdoor Track and Field969975