JSU women's tennis team posts perfect APR score
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Jun 05, 2013 | 1909 views |  0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jacksonville State women’s tennis team was recognized by the NCAA for the second year in a row Wednesday for top performance related to its academic progress score.

The team, coached by Steve Bailey, posted a perfect 1,000 score to place in the top 10 percent of the multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) for their sport. They were among a record 23 Ohio Valley Conference teams recognized and the only one from JSU. A total of 976 teams from 268 Division I schools were recognized.

APR is a measurement a team's academic success by tracking eligibility, retention and graduation. While grade point average is not part of the APR formula, the women's tennis team's GPA for the just-completed academic year was 3.48, third-best among JSU teams.

The complete APR report for all Division I sports, which will include teams receiving immediate and historical penalties for low performance, will be released Tuesday. JSU officials, while avoiding comment specifically on their APR number, said they expected a positive report. The JSU men’s basketball team is looking to shake a series of scores that produced its postseason ban last season.
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