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Nine Duke Teams Post Perfect APR Scores
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 04/20/2016
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DURHAM, N.C. -- Nine Duke University varsity athletics programs registered a perfect 1000 score in the most recent multi-year (2011-15) Academic Progress Report (APR) data released on Wednesday by the NCAA.  

In all, Duke totaled the highest APR score among ACC institutions in 12 of the league’s sports – baseball (993), men’s cross country (1000), women’s cross country (1000), women’s fencing (1000), football (995), men’s golf (1000), women’s golf (1000), women’s lacrosse (1000), men’s tennis (1000), women’s track and field (1000), volleyball (1000) and wrestling (977).  Also, eight additional Duke programs ranked among the ACC’s top three in their respective sports.

For the four academic years ending in 2014-15, all of Duke’s teams scored at least 977 points and posted scores greater than the national average in each respective sport.  Duke’s 995 points in football was the highest FBS score in the nation.

Last week, 15 Duke varsity athletics programs were honored by the NCAA for placing among the top 10 percent in their respective sports nationally in the latest multi-year APR report. The Blue Devils' baseball, men's basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women's fencing, football, men's golf, women’s golf, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men's soccer, men's outdoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s tennis and volleyball programs were among those listed by the NCAA.

Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, 2014-15 academic years.  Beginning with 2012-13 championships, teams were required to post a minimum 900 four-year average APR or a 930 average over the most recent two years to be eligible to participate. For 2014-15 championships, teams were required to earn a 930 four-year average APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years to participate in championships. In 2015-16 and beyond, teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in championships.

Annually, Duke has ranked among the top FBS institutions in terms of raw numbers of individual team 1,000 APR scores:

2016—1. Notre Dame 16; 2. Stanford 14; 3. Boston College 12; 4. Minnesota 11; 5. Rice 10; 6. (tie) Duke, Northwestern 9; 8. Tulane 7.
2015—1. Notre Dame 17; 2. Stanford 15; 3. Northwestern 12; 4. Boston College 10; 5. Duke 9; 6. Minnesota 8.
2014—1. Stanford 12; 2. Notre Dame 11; 3. Northwestern 10; 4. Minnesota 9; 5. (tie) Boston College, Duke 8; 7. Penn State 7; 8. (tie) Ohio State, Vanderbilt 6.
2013—1. Notre Dame 12; 2. Stanford 11; 3. Duke 10; 4. (tie) Boston College, Northwestern 9; 6. Vanderbilt 7; 7. Rice 6.
2012—1. Notre Dame 12; 2. (tie) Boston College, Duke 9; 4. (tie) Northwestern, Vanderbilt 8; 6. Stanford 7; 7. (tie) North Carolina, Rice, Texas 5.
2011—1. Duke 10; 2. Notre Dame 9; 3. Boston College 6, 4. (tie) Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Texas, Tulane, U.S. Naval Academy, Vanderbilt 5.
2010—1. Duke 10, 2. Notre Dame 8; 3. Boston College 7.
2009—1. Notre Dame 9; 2. Duke 8; 3. (tie) Boston College, Stanford 6; 5. U.S. Naval Academy 5; 6. Michigan 4.
2008—1. (tie) Notre Dame, Duke 8; 3. Boston College 7; 4. Stanford 5; 5. (tie) Northwestern, Rice, U.S. Naval Academy 4.
2007—1. Boston College 10, 2. Notre Dame 9; 3. (tie) Rice, Stanford, U.S. Naval Academy 7; 6. Duke 6; 7. Northwestern 5.

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