PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 20, 2012) – The Rutgers women’s soccer team scored a perfect 1,000 Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the fifth-straight year, according to the latest multiyear APR figures released by the NCAA today. The Scarlet Knights are the lone BIG EAST women’s soccer program to record a perfect APR score over the last five years.
“I am very proud that our program has been acknowledged in such an important category,” said head coach Glenn Crooks. “In a challenging academic and soccer climate, our students-athletes have excelled in both areas during the APR rating period. As a program, we have created a strong academic culture by bringing in students-athletes who care deeply and take great pride in their university. Special recognition goes to our academic advisor, Randi Larson, who has guided our student-athletes in a very positive and motivating way.”
Rutgers is one of two BIG EAST schools – along with DePaul – to earn a 1,000 multiyear score. The Scarlet Knights were one of 18 schools in the nation with a perfect mark over the last four years. RU made its 12th-straight appearance in the BIG EAST Championship this year – the longest active streak among conference members.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.