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Duke Leads ACC with Nine Perfect APR Scores
Monday 06/20/2012  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C.- Nine Duke University varsity athletics programs registered a perfect 1000 score in the most recent Academic Progress Report (APR) data released on Wednesday by the NCAA.

The nine teams with 1000 points are tied for the most by an ACC institution - Boston College also had nine.  Overall, Duke teams averaged 993 points, the highest figure among all 12 ACC schools.

The Duke football and men's basketball squads were two of 13 Duke teams to earn the highest APR scores among ACC institutions. Duke led the way in football with a score of 989, a three-point increase from a year ago, while the men's basketball squad amassed 995 points.

In all, Duke totaled the highest APR sores among ACC institutions in 13 different sports - men's basketball (995), men's fencing (1000), men's golf (1000), men's lacrosse (997), men's soccer (995), men's swimming and diving (1000), men's indoor track and field (1000), men's outdoor track and field (1000), wrestling (1000), women's fencing (1000), women's lacrosse (1000), women's tennis (992) and volleyball (1000).  

The Blue Devil football program was tops in the league, followed by Clemson (983), Miami (980), Boston College (977), Georgia Tech (974), Wake Forest (973), Virginia Tech (968), Virginia (944), North Carolina (943), Florida State (937), Maryland (931), and NC State (931). Duke ranked second among all FBS schools, behind only Northwestern (995), and seventh among all Division I - FBS and FCS - programs.

Overall, nine Duke teams achieved a perfect 1000 APR score - men's fencing, men's golf, men's swimming and diving, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, wrestling, women's fencing, women's lacrosse and volleyball. For the four academic years ending in 2010-11, all of Duke's squads scored at least 972 points.  

Last week, it was announced that 13 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, football, men's basketball, men's fencing, men's golf, men's soccer, men's swimming and diving, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, wrestling, women's fencing, women's lacrosse and volleyball 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 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

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