Mean Green Football Sets APR Record In The Classroom
North Texas Highest Single Season Score In APR
DENTON -- The North Texas football team had its highest single year score in the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate (APR) at 987 during the academic year of 2013-14.
It was the biggest improvement for football since the APR was instituted in 2004-05 as it increased its multiyear scored for the fifth-consecutive year, jumping 16 points to finish with a multiyear score of 970. It was the first time ever the football program has had a multiyear score above 955.
The football program under coach Dan McCarney has steadily improved its four-year average, going from 951 in his first full season to 970 in the latest report.
The North Texas four-year average of 970 is bested the FBS football average of 961, and is also higher than the public-institution average of 952 and the private school average of 966.
The APR is the NCAA's measurement of academic success that aims to give a real-time snapshot of athlete retention and advancement over a four-year period. The NCAA mandates a four-year aggregate score of 900 as acceptable for each sport. This year's report measures the 2010-11 through 2013-14 academic years.