Washington universities make the grade in APR report
No athletic programs at Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington or Seattle University are subject to penalties, according to the latest Academic Progress Rate numbers.
Seattle Times staff reporter
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All of the athletic programs at the state's five NCAA Div. I universities achieved passing scores, according to the annual Academic Progress Rate numbers that were released Tuesday.
The APR is a number that assesses academics as well as retention of student-athletes, with 1000 a perfect score and anything below 925 potentially subject to penalties.
But no programs at Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, Eastern Washington or Seattle University were penalized and most had scores well above 925.
The UW football program had a four-year APR of 946 (the number considered the most significant) and a single-year APR of 930 for the 2009-10 academic year. The 930 score was the lowest for the 2009-10 year in the Pac-12. But UW officials said that was due largely to above-average attrition in the changeover in coaches from Tyrone Willingham to Steve Sarkisian and say recent graduation rate and grade-point average numbers show the program is on track academically. UW reported that the football team's GPA of 2.76 for the winter quarter was the highest since 2005.
Washington's men's basketball program had an APR of 980 to lead the Pac-10 while the women's soccer and golf programs had perfect scores. All UW programs scored 946 or higher in the multiyear number.
Washington State's football program continued to show improvement in its APR entering the fourth season for coach Paul Wulff and recorded a single-year 944 and a multiyear number of 925. WSU was docked eight scholarships when it had a score of 874 for the 2006-07 academic year, a number still included in the multiyear average.
WSU's men's basketball team recorded an APR of 971 while Gonzaga's men's basketball team was at 985.
|Four-year averages for all Pac-12 football programs (2006-07 through 2009-2010 academic years):|
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