WORCESTER, Mass. - A number of Holy Cross' athletic teams have achieved a perfect score of 1,000 in the NCAA's academic performance standard, the Academic Progress Rate (APR). Eight Crusader teams had a perfect multi-year APR score (based on data from the 2008-2009 through 2011-2012 school years), while 15 Holy Cross squads achieved a perfect score for the most recent year (based on data from 2011-2012).
The APR uses a series of formulas related to student-athlete retention and eligibility to measure the academic performance of all participants on teams at every Division I college and university.
The Crusader programs to post perfect multi-year APR scores were baseball, women's cross country, women's lacrosse, softball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and women's tennis.
The Holy Cross teams with perfect APR scores for the 2011-2012 school year were baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, men's soccer, softball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, men's indoor track and field, and men's outdoor track and field.
Overall, the lowest APR for any Holy Cross team was 965, well above the NCAA's minimum score of 900. Teams which have an APR below 900 can be subject to sanctions and probation. The national average for all Division I institutions was 974.