Nineteen USC sports teams posted a multi-year score of 950 or better for the second-consecutive year, according to Academic Progress Rate statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.
“Strong athletics and strong academics are not mutually exclusive, but rather work hand-in-hand,” athletics director Ray Tanner said. “We are competing and having success at the highest level in both arenas.”
Seven teams (men’s/women’s golf, women’s swimming/diving, women’s tennis, cross country, men’s indoor/outdoor track) had perfect single-year scores (1,000) for the 2011-12 campaign.
Baseball made a jump of 59 points from 913 in 2010-11 to 972 for the 2011-12 campaign, and men’s basketball also marked a 15-point jump in its four-year average (983), while women’s basketball rose 20 points.
The APR is a point system based on scholarship student-athletes’ eligibility and retention for a pre-determined four-year time period. NCAA sports falling below the established point cutoff (930) may be subject to penalties including scholarship reductions.
USC’S APR BY SPORT
|Women’s Cross Country||1,000|
|Men’s Indoor Track/Field||1,000|
|Women’s Indoor Track/Field||974|
|Men’s Outdoor Track/Field||1,000|
|Women’s Outdoor Track/Field||974|