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Ten Duke Teams Post Perfect APR Scores
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/23/2018
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DURHAM, N.C.— Ten Duke University varsity athletics programs registered a perfect 1000 score in the most recent multi-year (2013-17) 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 – women’s cross country (1000), men’s fencing (1000), women’s fencing (1000), field hockey (1000), football (992), men’s golf (1000), men’s lacrosse (995), women’s lacrosse (1000), men’s soccer (1000), women’s soccer (1000), women’s tennis (1000) and volleyball (1000).  Also, six additional Duke programs ranked among the ACC’s top six in their respective sports.

Duke ranked tied for third among ACC schools with its 10 programs achieving a perfect 1000 score, trailing only Notre Dame (12) and Boston College (11), tied with North Carolina and ahead of Clemson (5), Syracuse (5), Virginia (5), Florida State (4), Georgia Tech (4), Louisville (4), N.C. State (3), Pittsburgh (3), Virginia Tech (3), Wake Forest (3) and Miami (2).

Duke’s 992 points in football ranked tied for fourth nationally among FBS programs, trailing Northwestern (997), Air Force (993) and Vanderbilt (993) while matching Navy.

Last week, 11 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’ football, men’s fencing, women's fencing, field hockey, men’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women's soccer, women’s tennis and volleyball programs were among those listed by the NCAA.  Duke’s women’s fencing, football and men’s golf programs have earned the honor in all 13 years of the program.

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 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 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. Beginning in 2015-16, 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 1000 APR scores:

2018—1. Stanford 15; 2. Notre Dame 12; 3. Boston College 11; 4. Northwestern 11; 5. (tie) Duke, North Carolina 10.
2017—1. Stanford 14; 2. Notre Dame 12; 3. Boston College 11; 4. (tie) Duke, Minnesota, Northwestern 9.
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.
20111. Duke 10; 2. Notre Dame 9; 3. Boston College 6, 4. (tie) Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Texas, Tulane, U.S. Naval Academy, Vanderbilt 5.
20101. 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.
20081. (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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