Athletics News

Irish Athletic Programs Again Lead The Way In NCAA's Four-Year APR Numbers

 

May 6, 2009

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - All 26 athletics programs at the University of Notre Dame again exceeded the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate standards -- and the Irish had more teams (nine) earn perfect 1,000 scores than any other Football Bowl Subdivision program, in the fifth annual set of APR statistics issued today by the NCAA.

The 2009 report released by the NCAA features a four-year compilation of APR data from the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years. The APR uses a series of formulas related to student-athlete retention and eligibility to measure the academic performances of all participants who receive grants-in-aid on every team at every NCAA Division I college and university.

Irish men's programs registered perfect 1,000 scores in cross country, golf, indoor track and outdoor track -- while women's programs scored 1,000 in fencing, rowing, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

Near-perfect scores came in men's lacrosse (997), women's lacrosse (997), softball (996), women's swimming (995), men's ice hockey (994), men's swimming (994), men's soccer (993), men's tennis (993), men's fencing (992), women's golf (992), and women's cross country (990).

Among Notre Dame's most significant peer group (formerly the NCAA Division I-A football-playing schools), no other institution had more programs post perfect 1,000 scores than Notre Dame's nine. Duke had eight, followed by Boston College and Stanford (six each), the U.S. Naval Academy (five), and Michigan (four).

In the Football Bowl Subdivision, institutions with the top APR figures in football included Stanford (984), the U.S. Air Force Academy (983), Duke and Rutgers (980 each), Rice (979), the U.S. Naval Academy (978), Miami, Fla. (977), Penn State and Georgia (976 each), Notre Dame (974), Northwestern (973) and Boston College (970).

Today's release follows the announcement last month by the NCAA of teams that posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The public recognition awards were part of the broad Division I academic reform effort.

Notre Dame had 14 of its programs honored for that multi-year achievement - men's baseball, men's basketball, men's cross country, men's golf, men's ice hockey, men's soccer, men's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, women's fencing, women's rowing, women's soccer, women's softball, women's tennis and women's volleyball.

Among Football Bowl Subdivision institutions, no school had more programs honored than the 14 by Notre Dame. Next were Duke (12), the U.S. Naval Academy, Boston College and Stanford (11 each), Rice (seven), Michigan and North Carolina (six each).

-- ND --

Shop Now

Medifast

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Event Calendar

Delta

April 29
W, 2-1
Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)
RECAP

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
April 29
L, 9-5
Syracuse
Blacksburg, Va. (Lane Stadium)
RECAP

RSN/ESPN3
Live Stats
Live Video
April 29
L, 10-9 (OT)
Duke
Kennesaw, Ga.
RECAP

ESPNU
ESPNU
Live Stats
April 29
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 30
Postponed
Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)
RECAP

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
April 30
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
May 1
10:00 AM
Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
May 1
TBA
Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)
May 1
11:00 AM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ESPN3
ESPN3
STRIKEOUT CANCER WEEKEND
May 1
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 5
8:30 AM
NCAA Birmingham Regional
Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, Ala.

Live Scoring
May 6
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind.
May 6
All Day
NCAA Birmingham Regional
Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, Ala.

Live Scoring
May 7
4:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 7
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ESPN3
SENIOR DAY GIVEAWAY: Replica jersey koozies for the first 250 fans
May 7
3:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ESPN3
SENIOR DAY GIVEAWAY: Replica jersey koozies for the first 250 fans
May 7
All Day
NCAA Birmingham Regional
Shoal Creek Club, Birmingham, Ala.

Live Scoring
May 8
1:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 8
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

WatchND
KIDS DAY GIVEAWAY: Color-Me Pennants for the first 100 kids. Fun Zone
May 8
12:00 PM
Army
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

ESPN3

St. Joseph Health System Medifast Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka