Arizona State University has reason to celebrate the continued academic success of its athletic programs. Today’s NCAA Academic Progress Rate report indicates ASU posted its highest average annual APR score to date for all sports, 980, and an average score of 988 for women’s teams.
Nine ASU teams finished in the top third of the Pac-12 Conference and nine teams had a single year APR of 1000 (100%) in 2011-12, including baseball and men’s basketball.
Arizona State Vice President for University Athletics Steve Patterson praised the accomplishments of the Sun Devil athletic community. “We are extremely proud of the outstanding work our coaches and Office of Student-Athlete Development have done in leading our student-athletes in the classroom,” Patterson said. “We won’t stop here and want the scores to keep trending in the same great direction.”
Since the APR measurement began during the 2003-04 academic year, ASU’s average for all sports has gone from 937 to the most current all-sport average of 980 for 2011-12. The latest APR report ranked ASU as fourth best in the Pac-12 Conference, just a fraction behind Washington (983) and Utah (981). All 21 of ASU’s athletic teams also exceeded the minimum APR scores for the NCAA’s most recent four-year reporting period.