Clemson Football Program Has Nation’s Seventh Best APR


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Clemson, SC—All 19 of Clemson’s programs scored above the 925 APR threshold and 16 were above 970 according to data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

The Clemson golf team had the highest among the 19 programs with a perfect 1000 score, the sixth time in the last eight years the program has had a perfect score under Head Coach Larry Penley.

The Clemson football team posted a 983 score, the seventh best score in the nation among FBS schools. The score was the second best in the nation among schools who finished the 2011 season in the final AP top 25. Only Boise State was better among the ranked schools with a 989 mark.

The NCAA also released data that was coach specific for the four-year period. Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney had a 991 score, fifth best in the nation among active coaches, and far above the national average of 948. His score was also best in the ACC.

Clemson’s women’s soccer program (992), volleyball (989), men’s tennis (988), women’s cross country (985) and baseball teams (980) also scored at 980 or better.

The 2012 report released today features a four-year compilation of APR data from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years. The APR uses a series of formulas related to student-athlete retention and eligibility to measure the academic performances of all participants who receive grants-in-aid on every team at every NCAA Division I college and university.

Football National Leaders in APR Scores among FBS Schools
1. Northwestern Big 10 995
2. Duke ACC 989
Boise State WAC 989
4. Ohio State Big 10 988
5. Northern Illinois MAC 987
6. Rice Conference USA 986
7. Clemson ACC 983
Middle Tennessee St. Sun Belt 983
9. Rutgers Big East 982
10. Air Force Mountain West 980

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