Wake Forest Teams Score Well in Academic Performance Rate Report

July 14, 2010

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - All 18 of Wake Forest's varsity sports programs posted impressive scores in the NCAA's annual Academic Progress Rate (APR) for 2009, with each team far exceeding the NCAA benchmark of 925 and five teams receiving national academic recognition.

The 2009 multi-year rate (reported in 2010) includes data from the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years. Both golf teams and the women's tennis team boast perfect multiyear rates (1000).

The men's baseball, men's indoor and outdoor track, women's golf and women's tennis teams received NCAA Public Recognition Awards for having multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

Each of Wake Forest's 18 teams exceeded the national average for Division I teams in their sport with 17 of the teams also exceeding the Atlantic Coast Conference averages. The women's basketball team finished second only to Duke among ACC women's basketball teams with an APR of 986 and the men's basketball team led the conference with a Graduation Success Rate of 100 percent.

The APR awards points to student-athletes who maintain academic eligibility as well as remain with their institution. The current data consists of all student-athletes on each team for the 2008-2009 academic year. A team's APR score is equal to its earned points divided by its possible points and multiplied by 1,000, with 1,000 being the highest possible score. Teams must maintain an APR of at least 925 or risk penalties such as loss of scholarships or post-season bans.

Ten Wake Forest teams posted perfect scores of 1000 for the 2008-09 APR report (men's cross country, men's and women's golf, men's indoor and outdoor track, women's basketball, field hockey, women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball).

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