Michigan gets a boost in football APR

June, 11, 2013
6/11/13
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan’s football Academic Progress Rate score is going up.

The Wolverines’ premier sport had a multiyear APR of 951 and a single-year score of 981 for the 2011-12 season, both improvements from the previous season. Michigan still has the lowest multiyear APR of any Big Ten school in football, but considering the Wolverines were at 928 two years ago in multiyear APR, this is a big jump up.

The single-year APR is where Michigan made its largest gains. The Wolverines had a score of 897 in 2008-2009, when the school was transitioning from Lloyd Carr to Rich Rodriguez had had an exodus of players. Now, in the single-year 2011-12, Michigan’s rate is 981. It actually dropped three points from the 2010-11 single-year score of 984, but still within a good range.

The rise of Michigan’s multiyear scores shouldn’t be a massive surprise as the Wolverines are now stabilizing classes, which mostly stayed with the second coaching transition in three seasons from Rodriguez to Brady Hoke.

Michigan’s football score is the second-lowest among sports at the university, as the men’s soccer program scored 950 in its multiyear APR.

Three Michigan teams had perfect multiyear APR scores: women’s tennis, women’s basketball and men’s lacrosse, which was in the first year of the program in 2011-2012. Michigan’s men’s basketball team scored a 995 on its multiyear APR, the second-highest score among basketball schools.

No Michigan programs are in imminent danger of facing postseason bans due to their APR scores.

Scores:
  • Baseball: Multiyear -- 985; 2011-12 -- 970
  • Men’s basketball: Multiyear -- 995; 2011-12 -- 980
  • Men’s cross country: Multiyear -- 982; 2011-12 -- 964
  • Football: Multiyear -- 951; 2011-12 -- 981
  • Men’s golf: Multiyear -- 992; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Men’s gymnastics: Multiyear -- 996; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Ice hockey: Multiyear -- 981; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Men’s soccer: Multiyear -- 950; 2011-12 -- 976
  • Men’s swimming: Multiyear -- 969; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Men’s tennis: Multiyear -- 991; 2011-12 -- 962
  • Men’s indoor track: Multiyear -- 956; 2011-12 -- 979
  • Men’s outdoor track: Multiyear --968; 2011-12 -- 979
  • Women’s basketball: Multiyear -- 1000; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Women’s cross country: Multiyear -- 986; 2011-12 -- 938
  • Field hockey: Multiyear -- 980; 2011-12 -- 948
  • Women’s golf: Multiyear -- 985; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Women’s gymnastics: Multiyear -- 994; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Rowing: Multiyear -- 983; 2011-12 -- 991
  • Women’s soccer: Multiyear -- 978; 2011-12 -- 971
  • Softball: Multiyear -- 996; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Women’s swimming: Multiyear -- 993; 2011-12 -- 990
  • Women’s tennis: Multiyear -- 1000; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Women’s indoor track: Multiyear -- 992; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Women’s outdoor track: Multiyear -- 982; 2011-12 -- 1000
  • Volleyball: Multiyear -- 990; 2011-12 -- 981
  • Water polo: Multiyear -- 996; 2011-12 -- 1000

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