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Stanford Excels in APR Report
Courtesy: Kurt Svoboda @ksvoboda  
Release: 05/14/2014

STANFORD, Calif. – A total of 12 Stanford varsity athletic teams recorded perfect scores of 1,000 in the latest Academic Progress Rate statistics supplied by the NCAA. Last week, 14 Cardinal teams received APR Recognition Awards for being in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

Teams receiving perfect scores in the APR report, based on scores from the 2009-13 academic years, were: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s golf, softball, men’s tennis, men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, men’s water polo, women’s water polo and wrestling.

Stanford teams compete in 36 varsity sports, 31 of which compete under the NCAA governance structure. Of those teams, 30 recorded multiyear APR scores of 984 or better with women’s fencing posting a 962.        

Previously, 14 Stanford teams received APR Recognition Awards from the NCAA, marking the highest total for Cardinal teams since the NCAA began tracking the data in 2004-05, surpassing last year’s number of 13. The 14 teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. Stanford produced nearly half of the Pac-12 Conference total with the other 11 institutions combining for 17 awards.

Cardinal programs to receive the Public Recognition Awards are: baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, football, men’s golf, women’s golf, men’s soccer, softball, men’s tennis, men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, men’s water polo, women’s water polo and wrestling.

Baseball 1000
Men's Basketball 1000
Women's Basketball 1000
Men's Cross Country 984
Women's Cross Country 986
Field Hockey 998
Football 984
Men's Fencing 992
Women's Fencing 962
Men's Golf 1000
Women's Golf 1000
Men's Gymnastics 989
Women's Gymnastics 995
Women's Lacrosse 991
Women's Rowing 998
Men's Soccer 993
Women's Soccer 991
Softball 1000
Men's Swimming & Diving 996
Women's Swimming & Diving 992
Men's Tennis 1000
Women's Tennis 985
Men's Indoor Track 994
Women's Indoor Track 991
Men's Outdoor Track 994
Women's Outdoor Track 991
Men's Volleyball 1000
Women's Volleyball 1000
Men's Water Polo 1000
Women's Water Polo 1000
Wrestling 1000



While Stanford boasts four straight Bowl Championship Series appearances on the field, the Cardinal football program was also in elite company in the classroom where it was one of just 13 FBS football schools to earn public recognition. Stanford is the only Pac-12 representative in the sport. 

In baseball, the Cardinal is among just 34 programs and one of three in the Pac-12 to earn recognition.

In men’s basketball, the Cardinal is among 40 programs to earn recognition and is the only Pac-12 selection. In women’s basketball, the Cardinal is one of just two Pac-12 representatives amidst 43 programs nationwide.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. High-performing teams receiving awards posted APR scores ranging from 977 to a perfect 1,000.

Stanford is one of 113 schools nationwide to earn at least one Public Recognition Awards all nine years of the program.

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