Courtesy: GoMocs.com
12 Mocs Programs Post Perfect Single-Year APR Scores

Earlier in the week, the Chattanooga Mocs announced they had reached a 3.0 student-athlete semester grade-point-average for the first time.  Today, the NCAA helped to further solidify Chattanooga’s success in the classroom with the release of the Academic Progress Rate scores for all sports.

A total of 12 programs at UTC had perfect single-year APRs scores of 1,000, while all 17 were well above the NCAA minimum of 930.  Single-year scores released today were from the 2012-13 academic year, while the four-year scores encompassed the 2009-10 through 2012-13 cohorts.

It is the third year in a row at least nine of Chattanooga’s 17 programs had a perfect 1000.  The Mocs had nine teams with a perfect single-year score in 2011-12 and a school-record 13 in 2010-11. 

“We continue to post some impressive academic numbers and that is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes,” stated Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics David Blackburn.  “I have said this before, but it is also indicative of the culture and mindset built by our coaches and support staff. 

“We want to build a program that is successful in the classroom, in competition and in the community, and I think you are certainly seeing that this academic year.”    

Of the 17 sports at UTC, 11 have scores higher than the national average, while 16 of the 17 teams improved from last year.  Chattanooga football was once a victim of APR penalties, but has now risen 12 points above the national average to 963. 

For the second year in a row, soccer saw the biggest improvement of any team.  The Mocs upped their four-year average 33 points to a 980.   Men's golf and men's cross country were recognized by the NCAA last week for having a perfect four-year score of 1000. 

“Ten years ago, the membership designed the APR to encourage student-athletes to stay in school and earn good grades. We are pleased to see that more and more student-athletes are doing that every year,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert in a release from the national office today. “The significant academic standards adopted by our membership help us support success in the classroom to the same degree that we support success on the playing fields.”

According to the NCAA, the APR provides a real-time "snapshot" of a team's academic success each semester by assessing the current academic progress of every student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility and retention as factors in the calculation and provides a much clearer picture of the current academic culture in each sport.

Below are the single-year APR scores and the four-year scores for each program at Chattanooga.
Team 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
2012-13
Four-Year Avg. National Four-Year Average
Football 

969

942

962 975

963 (+28)

951

Men's Basketball

933

913

941

980

943 (+16)

957

Men's Golf

1000 

1000

1000 

 1000

1000 (--)

975
Men's Tennis 

1000

938

950

1000

972 (+23)

977
Men's Cross Country

1000

1000

1000

1000

1000 (--)

977
Men's Indoor T&F 

963

1000

1000

1000

990 (+22)

967
Men's Outdoor T&F 

963

1000

1000

1000

990 (+22) 

969

Wrestling 

964

966

967

 968

960 (+14)

962

Women's Basketball 

964

1000

969

 1000

981 (-1)

973

Women's Golf 

952

1000

962

1000

981 (+1)

985

Softball 

972

1000

944

 985

976 (+10)

980
Soccer 

969

1000

1000

962

980 (+33)

982

Women's Tennis 

933

1000

1000

 1000

984 (+1)

983

Women's Cross Country 

977

1000

1000

 1000

993 (+7)

985

Women's Indoor T&F 

961

1000

1000

 1000

989 (+1)

978

Women's Outdoor T&F

961

1000

1000

 1000

989 (+1)

980

Volleyball 

981

1000

977

 1000

990 (+5)

982

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