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Alcorn State University wins FCS Academic Progress Rate (APR) Most Improved Award (917 hits)


Student-athletes at Alcorn State University remain persistent in being dedicated to their academic progress.

The Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association recently named Alcorn the 2016-2017 recipient of the Academic Progress Rate (APR) Most Improved Award for the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

The Braves averaged a single-year APR score of 984 during the 2016-2017 academic year, and for the first time in school history, nine Braves teams earned a perfect score of 1,000. The teams are Baseball, Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Men's Tennis, Men's Track, Women's Basketball, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis, and Women's Track.

The consistent improvement speaks volumes to the hard work put in by Alcorn's Office of Athletic Academic Enhancement and Department of Athletics. Jason Cable, assistant vice president for Athletic Compliance and Academic Services, recognizes the Universityís commitment to building scholar-athletes.

"The continuous improvement of both single year and multi-year APR scores speaks to the commitment and effort of our student-athletes, coaches, support staff, and institutional leadership," said Cable. "We will continue to trend upward as we make a conscious effort to prepare champions for life."

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement of Division I sports teams. The APR measures eligibility, graduation, and retention, and provides a clear picture of the academic performance of each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.


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Alcorn State University is a premier comprehensive land-grant university that develops diverse students into globally competitive leaders, and applies scientific research through collaborative partnerships that benefit the surrounding communities, state, nation, and world.
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper
Tuesday, August 7th 2018 at 9:04PM
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