The NCAA will release its most “recent” Academics Progress Rates next Tuesday, and with the lag time, it means these will be scores for the 2011-2012 academic year.
This time, there shouldn’t be any reason for Huskies fans to sweat it out.
UConn’s APR for that year is expected to be about what it was the previous year, which was 978, give or take a point or two.
This would put UConn, which was ineligible for the NCAA Tournament last season as a result of an 889 four-year average and 902 two-year score, out of danger for the coming year. With a score of, say, 975, UConn’s four-year average (including 826 in 2008-09;, 844 for 2009-10; and 978 for 2010-11) would move over 900, and its two-year average well over the needed 930. Two good scores, two bad.
The scores for the just-completed academic year will be released in June 2014 and UConn expects its APR for men’s basketball will be at least as high as the last two, as that 826 comes out of the equation. Even if the program ends up losing a retention point for Enosch Wolf, it should still have a strong score for 2012-13.
So the bottom line is here, UConn figures to be out of APR trouble as long as the program continues to perform, academically, as it has for the past three years. … We’ll have more when the scores come out on Tuesday.