UCLA football, men’s basketball APR scores trending up

Both UCLA football and men’s basketball teams have earned their highest academic progress rates in a decade.

The former scored a four-year APR of 979 for the 2012-13 academic year, second in the Pac-12 behind Stanford. The program’s multi-year score has improved each year since it recorded a 915 in 2004-05.

Basketball was seventh in the conference at 969 — a significant improvement from the 951, 942 and 948 it scored in the three prior academic years.

Head coach Jim Mora earned a $50,000 bonus for having the football team reach an APR of at least 930, and a graduation success rate of more than 56 percent. Steve Alford earned a $10,000 bonus for having the men’s basketball team clear an APR of 925.

To compete in the NCAA postseason, teams must have a minimum four-year APR of 900 or a two-year average of 930. Starting in 2014-15, that bar rises to 930 and 940.

The five UCLA teams that earned perfect single-year APR scores of 1,000 were baseball, women’s cross country, women’s volleyball, women’s water polo and women’s golf — which also scored perfectly on its four-year average.

UCLA’s multi-year APR by sport (2012-13):
Baseball – 978
Men’s Basketball – 969
Men’s Cross Country – 968
Football – 979
Men’s Golf – 978
Men’s Soccer – 961
Men’s Tennis – 965
Men’s Track, Indoor – 966
Men’s Track, Outdoor – 974
Men’s Volleyball – 986
Men’s Water Polo – 996
Women’s Basketball – 978
Women’s Cross Country – 981
Women’s Golf – 1000 (Top 10 percent nationally in sport)
Women’s Gymnastics – 996
Women’s Rowing – 991
Women’s Soccer – 982
Softball – 987
Women’s Swimming – 992
Women’s Tennis – 969
Women’s Track, Indoor – 978
Women’s Track, Outdoor – 983
Women’s Volleyball – 976
Women’s Water Polo – 995

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  • The Big Woof!

    Since we’re discussing academics here, and not the sports themselves, I guess it’s not important for anyone to post a comment! Do we forget that the U in UCLA stands for University, a place of higher learning, and that some of our athletes are here to get a good education as well?

  • Tommy B Low Us

    I’d like to add that pUSC is at the bottom of the list. There is nothing unexpected there.