NMSU Athletics Meets APR Requirements, Men's BBall Earns Biggest Jump

NMSU Athletics Meets APR Requirements, Men's BBall Earns Biggest Jump
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 11:20am

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced Thursday, June 21, its annual Academic Progress Report (APR) for 2010-11. New Mexico State had 15 of 16 sports meet the required 925 multi-year average, including perfect scores of 1000 by women’s golf, for the second consecutive year and softball, a first for the program.

This is the highest number of teams to meet the required multi-year average since the APR was release back in 2004-05. Concurrently, NM State will not face any scholarship or limited practice penalties this year.

“It’s good to reflect on our APR progress after five years,” NM State Athletics Director, Dr. McKinley Boston said. “At the time of the initial APR we had six teams that were under the 925 requirement, but going into this year we only have one program under 925 and that is football. We are confident however that they are on course and will meet the requirements in next year’s report for all our sports. I’m very proud of our coaches and academic support personnel for recognizing the challenge and stepping up to meet it head on.”

Football with a multi-year score of 918 was the only team to fall below the 925 multi-year required average but has continued to make progress over the last several years. Going forward, the football program will drop a significantly low score from the 2007-08 season, which the athletics department is confident will raise all 16 sports above the required average.

In conjunction with the New Mexico State University academic standards and the athletic department’s strategic plan, NM State has proven that academic success and athletic success are not mutually exclusive of each other.

Sport 04-05 APR Score              10-11 APR Score

Baseball 849                             951(+102)
M. Basketball 756                     926(+170)
M. Cross Country 1000           958
Football 886                               918(+32)
M. Golf 977                                  992(+15)
M. Tennis 923                             993(+70)
W. Basketball 934                      950(+16)
W. Cross Country 925               976(+51)
W. Golf 948                                  1000(+52)
Softball 939                                  1000(+61)
Swimming 967                              988(+21)
Soccer N/A                                      943
W. Tennis 917                                976(+59)
Outdoor Track 912                         941(+29)
Indoor Track 925                            946(+21)
Volleyball 954                                  954

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