Indiana posts perfect score in updated APR report

  • 05/24/2011 5:05 pm in

The NCAA released updated Academic Progress Rate (APR) figures through the 2009-2010 academic year earlier today and Indiana’s four-year average in men’s basketball is now 929, which is four points above the minimum 925 required to avoid penalties.

The Hoosiers posted a perfect 1000 for the 2009-2010 academic year, which bolstered the four year average to 929.

“I want to congratulate Coach Tom Crean for providing the leadership necessary to raising the program’s standards with regard to the APR,” said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass.  “This is a tremendous step for the program and an accomplishment that all of Hoosier Nation should be proud of.”

In Tom Crean’s first season in Bloomington, Indiana received a 975, up from the 811 figure posted during Kelvin Sampson’s final season in 2007-2008.

Indiana voluntary gave up two scholarships in the summer of 2008 in anticipation of low APR numbers during the final season of Sampson’s tenure.

Here’s a look at IU’s APR numbers over the last seven years:

03-04 939 (Davis)
04-05  905 (Davis)
05-06  827 (Davis/Sampson)
06-07  932 (Sampson)
07-08  811 (Sampson/Crean)
08-09  975 (Crean)
09-10  1000 (Crean)

The complete APR database for all Division I schools can be accessed here.

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  • MillaRed

    Man I miss Sampson. He was my fave. Nice work CTC.

  • InTheMtns

    Now, here is an area where Capo DID make a big contribution to the team. Good job, team; congrats on a perfect 1000! 

  • Anonymous

    But if I’m correct he will also hurt next years APR. One point given to player on roster is for being academically eligible and one point for staying with the institution. So if a player transfers doesn’t that hurt this coming year’s APR? 

  • Anonymous

    Then there will be a 2nd. I believe it is because after Callipar’s 1st season with KY they had like a 922 which would make sense seeing that 5 guys left early.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, another thought. If that is the case with KY then why do they not have any penalties? Or do they? I’m not real well versed with the whole subject.

  • If your talking about Capo then no. As Mr. Dustin Dopirak explained to me earlier if you leave in good academic standing it doesn’t count against your APR. Bawa left last year and since he was in good academic standing, IU still scored a 1000.

  • InTheMtns

    I don’t know KY’s situation, but I believe that the NCAA allows an adjustment for the lost retention point if a player leaves to play professionally (must have contract in hand) if they leave in good academic standing. It is similar to the adjustment they make for players who transfer. They must be at the school for a year, they had to earn the eligibility point in the last term of enrollment (finish the semester) and they had to have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.6 or higher at the time they leave. How that applies to KY, I don’t know but maybe it helps answer your question.

  • InTheMtns

    I see that national champion UConn posted an APR score of 893, which will cost them two scholarships in 2011-12. This on top of already being docked a scholarship for recruiting violations. That championship was expensive.

  • Anonymous

    Way to go IU! It’s Indiana!

  • mrhoosierboy

    Uconn only played 7 players and still won a title….I love that we scored 1000 but I will take a 893 score and a title anyday

  • unclekerfuffle


    Is the logical conclusion of your thought process a NC at any cost?

    I hope that’s not what you are suggesting.

  • Anonymous

    Kelvin?  Is that you?

  • Anonymous

    If you follow the link, UK has a 974.  Their worst over the last five years was a 916 in 05-06.  I find this extremely hard to believe.  

  • Anonymous

    Great job by everyone in the basketball program.  It is always comforting to know that Crean and his staff are recruiting good people, and they are influencing the players in the right way.

  • Kelin Blab

    Wait so we gave up two schollys that means we get them back and can now sign McGary, Harris, and one more with the oversign…maybe another wing?

    Just kidding….glad this APR stuff is behind us.

  • jaywiz

    great news! This is the most importantpart of being a student athlete. Forget NC’s if players aren’t studying or going to class. Everyone is making fun of UConn now. where is the pride in losing 3 schollys? Crean has taken another step in the right direction. Get the right kids, make sure they do well in school, then win titles. Prepare them for the rest of their life, not for 1 season.

  • Anonymous

    Losing 3 scholarships is probably a good thing for Calhoun–the lower the number of players he has to recruit the lower his odds of getting caught cheating again.

  • Anonymous

    I kind of think it’s a bit unfair to attach Crean’s name to the 07-08 season, and by the transitive property, unfair to put Sampson’s name on the 05-06 season.  They had, what, a month each in charge during those academic years?  All the academic damage had been done, at that point.  Dakich may have actually been in control for a longer period than Crean was. (Not going to look it up though.  It was probably close.)

    They weren’t going to be able to make any difference at all.  The fact that the score in 07-08 finished what it was shows that. 

  • Anonymous

    Although I don’t like KY Brandon Knight was a straight A student and I believe he may have even been a valedictorian at his High School.  I may be wrong on that one but the straight A’s they mentioned during the tourney.  The guy is very bright.

    Since I now live up here in Cleveland I think the Cavs should select Derrick Williams first and Brandon Knight 4th but I think they’ll pick Irving first and he’ll have foot problems forever and they’ll go with some foreign guy fourth like Vesely and they’ll stay in the cellar.

    Note:  I am a Pacers fan that has interest in the Cavs due to my proximity I am in no way a full fledged Cavs fan but I like it when they do well. 
    PS  Go Mavericks, Cuban is an IU Grad and LeBron doesn’t play for them.

  • Anonymous

    I was 13 years old when we last won a title.  I’ll take one of those again please and they don’t have to be the smartest guys in the classroom.  I understand that we have a bunch of smarties right now but so does Northwestern and they’ve never EVER made the tourney.

  • Kelin Blab

    Just wanted to post something really cool….

  • Ha ha ha, ZING!

  • Still gets my heart racing…

  • eph521

    What a difference 365 days make. Nearly a year ago we all stayed up late into the night hoping that a kid named Moses Abraham would choose IU.

    Flash forward to now and we have Zeller, Yogi and the gang choosing IU… with the
    academic situation back where it belongs – perfection in more ways than one.

    Crean deserves to be congratulated. Cheers IU fans, this is reason to celebrate.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for clearing things up a bit fellas