Temple scores well in latest APR

Temple scored well in the most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate.

The Owls men’s basketball (954 points) and football team (937) both recorded their highest marks over a six-year period.

The APR, which was released Tuesday, is a point system based on scholarship athletes’ eligibility and retention during a four-year time period. According to the NCAA website, the APR was determined as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates. Teams that fall below the point cutoff of 925 are subject to penalties that include scholarship reductions. Tuesday’s data includes players on team rosters for the 2006-2007, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.

None of Temple’s athletic teams are ranked below 925 for 2009-10, the most recent APR.

Temple’s field hockey team recorded a perfect score of 1,000 for the second consecutive season. The women’s lacrosse team (997) had the second highest score, followed by men’s gymnastics (988), women’s tennis (985), and baseball (978).

 - Keith Pompey