June 12, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Twenty of Army’s 24 NCAA-sponsored programs scored above the NCAA Division I average for their respective sports in the latest Academic Progress Rate report released on Tuesday. The men’s cross country and wrestling teams highlighted the report, posting scores that ranked in the top 10 percent.
The men’s cross country team posted a perfect score of 1,000, while the wrestling squad earned a mark of 985. Twelve Army programs ranked among the top 30 percent of their sports, including the football team. The Black Knights’ score of 971 ranked in the 80-90th percentile, besting the overall Division I mark of 949 and the Football Bowl Subdivision mark of 954.
“We are proud of our teams and the commitment of our coaches, officer representatives and athletes to a true cadet experience,” Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan said. “As a department, we are dedicated to the Academy’s mission of developing leaders of character, and this is another example of that effort. While our program as a whole did very well, we want to specifically congratulate the men's cross country team for their perfect score.”
Other teams posting scores in the 70th percentile or better included baseball (80-90th, 989), men’s basketball (70-80th, 970), men’s indoor track & field (80-90th, 987), men’s outdoor track & field (70-80th, 987), women’s soccer (70-80th, 992), softball (70-80th, 993), women’s swimming & diving (70-80th, 993), women’s indoor track & field (80-90th, 994) and women’s outdoor track & field (80-90th, 996).
Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic year, based on the eligibility, graduation and retention of each scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds can face consequences, such as practice restrictions and restrictions on postseason competition. Rates are based on the past four years’ performance. The latest report includes information from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.