Clemson performs well in annual academic rating; football scores improve
CLEMSON - Clemson athletics performed well in the Academic Progress Rate scores released Wednesday by the NCAA.
No Clemson athletic program faces postseason bans.
Clemson football posted a multi-year APR score of 983, which ranked second in the Atlantic Coast Conference to Duke (989). Clemson football posted a 991 single-year score for 2010-11, nearly a perfect 1,000. Clemson footballís average APR scores have risen in seven straight years.
Clemson menís basketball ranked eighth in the ACC with a multi-year score of 953, and Clemson baseball also ranked eighth in the ACC in its sport with a score of 980. The menís golf team posted a perfect score of 1,000.
All of Clemsonís programs fell above the four-year average minimum score of 900 for postseason access. Over the next few years the minimum benchmark climbs to 930, which equates to a 50 percent graduation success rate.
Only Clemson menís track posted a single-year score (911) below 930.
Overall, APR scores rose to an average 973 across the country. The average APR for menís basketball is 950, up five points over last year; football is 948, up two points; and baseball is 965, up six points.
The APR is calculated each year based on eligibility and retention of each scholarship student-athlete.