Tigers post perfect academic progress rate for 2011-12

Published: June 12, 2013, 1:48 pm, by Joe Paisley

CC_Puck_2012Colorado College hockey  posted a perfect score of 1,000 for the teams’ academic progress rate (APR) for the 2011-12 academic year, the NCAA announced this week.

Air Force recorded an excellent 991 rating.

APRs represent a four-year rolling average and are subject to fluctuation as academic performance data from the most recent year are included.

According to the NCAA, each student-athlete receiving athletically related financial aid earns one retention point for staying in school and one eligibility point for being academically eligible. A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by one thousand to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate score.

No Division I ice hockey team has sustained a penalty for low APR scores since the system was created in 2004.

Alaska-Anchorage pulled up the rear with a multi-year score of 931, 15 points lower than Alabama-Huntsville, and 24 points lower than Nebraska-Omaha, the next two lowest teams on the list. UAA’s score is still six points above the NCAA minimum (925) before penalties are considered.

Here’s a list of how the National Collegiate Hockey Conference teams rated: Colorado College, 1,000; North Dakota, 989; Denver, 988, Western Michigan 985; Miami, 979; St. Cloud State, 967; Minnesota-Duluth, 962; and Nebraska-Omaha 955.
Here’s how the Atlantic Hockey Association teams fared: Bentley, 997; Rochester Institute of Technology, 996; Air Force, 991; American International, Holy Cross, both 989; Canisius. 987; Robert Morris, 986; Sacred Heart 983; Army 982; UConn 981; Mercyhurst 973; and Niagara 967.