The NCAA released its annual academic progress rating (APR) Tuesday, and UConn, as expected, is in the clear.
The Huskies men’s basketball program, banned from the 2013 postseason because of subpar academic marks, scored a 947 in 2011-12, lifting their two-year average well-above the required 930. So, after a one-year hiatus, the Huskies are eligible for postseason play.
“Our men’s basketball team again had an outstanding APR score for the second-straight season and I want to congratulate the student-athletes, coach Calhoun, coach Ollie and the rest of the coaching staff for that accomplishment,” said UConn AD Warde Manuel. “I think it is particularly noteworthy that they earned these scores during a time in which they were playing incredibly competitive basketball, particularly in their great run to the national championship in 2011.”
The NCAA reformed its academic standards in August 2011, resulting in new benchmarks for tournament eligibility. Schools can qualify for the 2014 NCAA tournament with a 930 two-year average or a 900 four-year average. By 2015, tournament eligibility will be based on a four-year APR of 930 or a two-year score of 940. Beginning in 2016, all teams must clear the four-year standard of 930.
UConn Men’s Basketball Single-Year APR