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Hurricane Football Earns NCAA APR Recognition

May 12, 2010

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football program was among those honored today by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for its latest Academic Progress Report score (APR).

The football program was recognized as having posted a multi-year APR score in the top 10 percent. Miami was the only Bowl Championship Subdivision (BCS) team among the 26 schools recognized that finished ranked in the final USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press poll after the 2009 season. UM and Duke were the only two Atlantic Coast Conference football programs recognized.

“We are very proud of our football program for earning this tremendous recognition by the NCAA,” UM Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. “Our athletics department mission is focused on developing and supporting our student-athletes in their efforts to achieve personal, academic and athletic excellence. I extend my sincere appreciation to our student-athletes for their continued hard work and focus on academic success.”

The APR is designed to provide a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking academic progress for each student-athlete. Each year a student-athlete may earn one point for being eligible and one point for retention per semester for a total of four points per academic year. The total points are then divided by the number of potential points each team could have earned. That percentage is then multiplied by 1000 to provide each team with its APR. The NCAA has established 925 as the cut-off mark for an acceptable score. Any team below that standard may be subject to penalties.

Results for every team by sport will be released in the coming days. Those scores will be based on the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.

Football programs recognized by NCAA for an APR score in top 10 percentile:
Brown University
Bucknell University
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
College of William and Mary
Columbia University-Barnard College
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Harvard University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Presbyterian College
Princeton University
Rice University
Rutgers, State Univ of New Jersey, New Brunswick
U.S. Air Force Academy
University of Dayton
University of Maine, Orono
University of Miami
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
Villanova University
Yale University