WORCESTER, Mass. — A number of Holy
Cross’ athletic teams have achieved a perfect score of 1,000
in the NCAA’s academic performance standard, the Academic
Progress Rate (APR). Eight Crusader teams had a perfect multi-year
APR score (based on data from the 2009-2010 through 2012-2013
school years), while 17 Holy Cross squads achieved a perfect score
for the most recent year (based on data from 2012-2013).
The APR uses a series of formulas related to student-athlete retention and eligibility to measure the academic performance of all participants on teams at every Division I college and university.
The Crusader programs to post perfect multi-year APR scores were baseball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis and women’s tennis.
The Holy Cross teams with perfect APR scores for the 2012-2013 school year were baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s ice hockey, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, softball, men’s swimming and diving, women’s swimming and diving, men’s indoor track and field, women’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, and volleyball.
Overall, the lowest APR for any Holy Cross team was 978, well above the NCAA’s minimum score of 930. Teams which have a four-year APR below 930 can be subject to sanctions and probation. The national average for all Division I institutions was 976.
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