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SACRAMENTO STATE SHINES IN NCAA APR RANKINGS

INDIANAPOLIS — All 20 of Sacramento State's Div. I intercollegiate athletics programs exceeded the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR) requirements for 2010-11, it was announced by the NCAA.

"I want to congratulate our student-athletes, coaches and staff who have worked so hard to allow us to have this level of success," Sacramento State Director of Athletics Terry Wanless said. "All of these numbers translate to higher graduation rates and I am proud of how our student-athletes represent the University."

Earlier this month, the NCAA handed out Public Recognition Awards to four Sacramento State teams which finished among the top 10 percent in Div. I. Those four were comprised of men's cross country (1000), women's cross country (1000), women's indoor track and field (1000), and women's outdoor track and field (998).

Those four sports as well as football (959) also produced the highest score among Big Sky Conference institutions.

The APR is an annual assessment of each team's academic and retention history. Each student-athlete who receives an athletic scholarship can earn one point each semester for being academically eligible and remaining at the institution. A team's APR score is the average of points earned divided by total possible points. The overall APR score is based on a four-year rolling average.

To avoid punishments, including postseason bans and scholarship reductions, each sport must have an average of 925. Each of Sacramento State's 20 sports posted a score of 931 or higher.

Women's Sports APR Scores
Cross Country - 1,000
Indoor Track & Field - 1,000
Outdoor Track & Field - 998
Tennis - 992
Volleyball - 990
Soccer - 982
Gymnastics - 980
Rowing - 976
Softball - 965
Basketball - 959
Gofl - 944

Men's Sports APR Scores
Cross Country - 1,000
Golf - 982
Outdoor Track & Field - 961
Basketball - 959
Football - 959
Baseball - 955
Indoor Track & Field - 947
Soccer - 942
Tennis - 931

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