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bobcat athletics w merc 350Whatever the Texas State athletic teams have accomplished in competition, the Bobcats also are doing at least well enough in the classroom to satisfy the NCAA.

The NCAA announced this week that all 16 of Texas State’s athletic programs reached Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores of at least 900 through the 2011-12 academic year. Athletic teams coming in below that standard are subject to NCAA sanctions, which could include loss of scholarships.

The scores are based on graduation rates during the most recent four-year period. Next year, the standard rises to 930.

The Texas State women’s golf and tennis teams reached perfect scores of 1,000 during the most recent four-year period. Seven other Texas State teams exceeded 970 and five more exceeded 950.

“When you talk about wins and losses in athletics, not enough attention is given to the wins in the classroom,” Texas State athletic director Larry Teis said. “We are proving that we are true classroom champions.”

Eight Texas State athletic teams reached perfect scores of 1,000, considering just the 2011-12 academic year.

The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

 

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