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Duquesne Once Again Posts Solid APR Numbers
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May 14, 2014

Twelve of DU's 16 athletics programs scored either or above or within five points of the national average for its sport according to the latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released on May 14.

DU's average APR of 978.4 for all sports was slightly above the national average of 978.1.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes both retention at an institution and academic eligibility in its calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The current multi-year APR report covers the 2009-10 through 2012-13 academic years.

Nine DU programs scored 980 or above including men's cross country (991), men's soccer (986), men's outdoor track (995), women's rowing (983), women's lacrosse (984), women's cross country (988), women's tennis (982), women's outdoor track (990) and women's indoor track (989).

A score of 930 or higher puts a program in good standing with the NCAA with 1,000 serving as the maximum score. Every athletic program scored above 946 in the latest report.

The APR is released annually. Teams that do not score well can be hit with penalties, of which may include scholarship losses.

Duquesne programs have been recognized by the NCAA for placing among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports 18 times. No DU program has been penalized in the 10-year history of the APR.

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC PROGRESS RATES (2009-10 thru 2012-13)
Men's Basketball - 946
Women's Basketball - 971
Men's Cross Country - 991
Women's Cross Country - 988
Football - 966
Women's Lacrosse - 984
Women's Rowing - 983
Men's Soccer - 986
Women's Soccer - 972
Women's Swimming - 978
Men's Tennis - 976
Women's Tennis - 982
Men's Outdoor Track - 995
Women's Outdoor Track - 990
Women's Indoor Track - 989
Women's Volleyball - 958

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