The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers Wednesday and all of UCLA’s teams are well in the clear of any penalties while six teams earned APR Public Recognition awards for being in the top 10 percent of their sports.
The football team’s multi-year score of 971 is tied for sixth in the Pac-12. UCLA’s 2015-16 score of 973 improved 10 points from the previous year. Coach Jim Mora earns a total of $70,000 in incentives for the football team’s single-year APR score of 970 or higher, according to his contract.
The men’s basketball team’s multi-year score dipped 12 points after it scored a 907 for the 2015-16 season, by far the lowest for any UCLA team this year. UCLA’s 950 multi-year score is the second-lowest among Pac-12 men’s basketball teams, ahead of only Oregon State’s 945.
UCLA’s six teams that earned perfect multi-year scores: men’s tennis, men’s volleyball, women’s water polo, women’s golf, women’s cross country and women’s beach volleyball.
APR is a measure of academic retention and eligibility. Each scholarship athlete is awarded a point for returning to school and another for being academically eligible. The total for a team is divided by the possible points and multiplied by 1000. Teams must earn a four-year APR of 930 to compete in postseason play.