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Thread: Gonzaga Tied for #1 in APR

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    Default Gonzaga Tied for #1 in APR

    GU Athletics No. 1 in Nation in APR
    Gonzaga student-athletes tied with Holy Cross and Villanova with a 998 mark
    May 24, 2018

    INDIANAPOLIS — Gonzaga Athletics combined to post the nation’s best Annual Progress Rate (APR) multi-year average of 998, tying GU with Holy Cross and Villanova for the highest mark, according to data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.
    Astoundingly, GU’s 15 APR-eligible teams all posted a perfect 1,000 score for the 2016-17 academic year to continue to boost Athletics’ academic profile nationally. Of those 15 teams, nine have perfect 1,000 scores in the APR’s multi-year average, which is a combined mark of reported data from each of the past four completed academic years. Gonzaga’s best-ever mark of 998 this season is 15 points ahead of the NCAA multi-year average of 983.

    “For our student-athletes to achieve at this level is incredible, and we want to thank our faculty, staff and coaches for their support throughout the year as none of this would be possible without them,” Director of Athletics Mike Roth said. “GU student-athletes continue to set the bar higher and higher when it comes to their academic success, and make no mistake, many of them are posting athletic successes that have them competing on a national level. And even others are pushing the historical success of their individual programs to new heights. To combine that with the work they are doing in the community, our student-athletes and coaching staffs are showing the nation what is possible.”

    Gonzaga is one of only two schools, along with Villanova, to post a top-25 mark in APR and put both its men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament and reach the Sweet 16 in men’s basketball. Gonzaga men’s basketball posted a 995 mark as a team, 28 points higher than the NCAA average for its sport, while women’s basketball’s perfect 1,000 multi-year average was 18 points higher than the NCAA average.

    When compared to West Coast Conference institutions for WCC-sponsored sports, Gonzaga’s 997 score was the highest league multi-year average by seven points, over Santa Clara’s 990. All of the GU programs that compete in the WCC, outscored the league average by at least six points.

    Gonzaga also tied for the highest mark in the nation in the NCAA’s Graduation Success Rate at 99 percent, in data that was released in Fall 2017, and was third in the nation last week in the percentage of teams receiving the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award at 11 of 15 (73.3 percent).

    Instituted in 2004, the Academic Progress Rate (APR) program is a 1,000-point scale representing an institution’s retention and maintenance of their scholarship student-athletes’ academic eligibility and citizenship. APR rates are calculated every semester and are attached not only to institutions, but also to individual head coaches. The NCAA currently uses an APR score of 930 as its cut-off for acceptable retention and graduation of student-athletes; schools falling under that standard may be subject to NCAA penalties ranging from scholarship limits and/or reductions to potential elimination of postseason play opportunities.
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    Congratulations to all of the student athletes at Gonzaga for a job well done. To the Lady Zags Wbb, a perfect 1,000 multiple year score which is 18 points above the NCAA multi-year average, way to Zag Up. Fantastic effort on the court and in the classroom. A true representation of what it means to be a student athlete at Gonzaga.

    Way to go Ladies,


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    this is why its so eassssssy to follow the Ladyzags....they're good students and good people....

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