For the second consecutive year, Indiana basketball’s multi-year APR score is on the rise.
The program’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) rose from 944 in the 2017-18 academic year to 959 for the 2018-19 academic year.
For the 2018-19 academic year, the program posted a perfect score of 1000, which is up from 980 for the 2017-18 academic year.
IU’s single year score the last two years is up significantly from the 2016-17 academic year when it posted a 920. Tom Crean was Indiana’s coach for the 2016-17 season and was on the job until late March when Archie Miller took over for the last several weeks of the academic year.
The multi-year score released Wednesday includes the 2015-16 academic year, the 2016-17 academic year in which both coaches were on the job and Miller’s first two full seasons on the job, 2017-18 and 2018-19.
IU basketball’s multi-year APR score ranks in the 30th to 40th percentile nationally among all men’s basketball programs.
Among Big Ten men’s basketball programs, Penn State and Illinois have the lowest multi-year APR score at 948. Academy Progress Rate is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team.
According to the NCAA:
To compete in the 2020-21 postseason, teams must achieve a 930 four-year APR. NCAA members chose the 930 standard because that score predicts, on average, a 50 percent graduation rate for a given team.
Historical APR data is available in the NCAA’s database. Full APR numbers for each of IU’s athletic programs are available below:
IU Athletics Program – 2018-19 APR/Multi-Year APR (2015-16 through 2018-19)
Men’s Basketball: 1000/959
Women’s Basketball: 1000/980
Men’s Cross Country: 971/991
Women’s Cross Country: 1000/1000
Field Hockey: 1000/1000
Men’s Golf: 1000/1000
Women’s Golf: 1000/986
Men’s Soccer: 1000/985
Women’s Soccer: 1000/998
Men’s Swimming and Diving: 1000/990
Women’s Swimming and Diving: 990/995
Men’s Tennis: 971/971
Women’s Tennis: 1000/1000
Men’s Track and Field: 960/970
Women’s Track and Field: 978/993
Water Polo: 1000/983
Filed to: Archie Miller