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Long Beach State Continues To Excel In Academic Progress Rate

May 10, 2017

Long Beach, Calif. - The Academic Progress Rate was announced today by the NCAA for four-year period ending in 2015-16, and Long Beach State once again exceeded the minimum score requirements in every sport.

The Beach remains the only school in the California State University system to have passed the minimum standard in all sports since the initiation of the four-year standard by the NCAA, now 12 years in a row.

Leading the way among individual programs were Beach Volleyball and Women’s Golf, which both had a perfect score of 1,000. Beach Volleyball is in its first year of reporting a four-year cycle for 2015-16. Men’s Track and Field, Men’s Volleyball and Men’s Water Polo each posted a score of 995 to lead the men’s programs.

Additionally, Women’s Golf and Men’s Track and Field received NCAA Public Recognition for having an APR in the Top 10 percent of all programs in the nation.

17 programs were recorded, with indoor track and field being combined with outdoor track and field for the purposes of the NCAA. All programs easily met the minimum standard score of 930, with Men’s Basketball holding steady with a 946 score as the only program under 950. In total, 12 of the 17 programs had a score of 975 or above.

The APR was developed by the NCAA in 2004 to measure the academic progress and performance of athletic programs at its member institutions. The APR is determined by using the eligibility and retention for each student-athlete on scholarship during a particular academic year. Student-athletes are awarded one point for each semester they are enrolled and one point for each semester they are eligible for intercollegiate competition. A student-athlete can earn a maximum of two points per semester and a maximum of four points during an academic year.

The APR is calculated by taking the number of possible points for a particular sport and dividing that number by the total number of points earned from student-athlete retention and eligibility over the same period of time. The percentage is then multiplied by 1,000 to get the actual APR.

The NCAA does not penalize an institution for student-athletes who remain academically eligible but did not return to the institution due to circumstances beyond the student and/or institution’s control. Examples of this include student-athletes who leave to pursue professional athletics, suffer from incapacitating physical or mental illness, or experience extreme financial difficulties as the result of a specific event such as a death in the family.

Complete information on the 2016 APR Report can be found at the NCAA’s website,

Long Beach State’s Academic Progress Rate Scores (2012-13 to 2015-16)

Men's Basketball946
Men's Cross Country979
Men's Golf969
Men's Track and Field*995
Men's Volleyball995
Men's Water Polo995
Women's Basketball980
Beach Volleyball1000
Women's Cross Country988
Women's Golf*1000
Women's Soccer965
Women's Tennis967
Women's Track and Field982
Women's Volleyball969
Women's Water Polo989

*Earned NCAA Public Recognition

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