Arizona State athletic department posts across-the-board historic APR numbers
While a handful of Arizona State’s athletic programs are unsatisfied with recent performance, the “student” part of the student-athlete experience at ASU is tops in the Pac-12.
According to a release from the NCAA on Tuesday, ASU recorded a multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) average of 995 over a four-year period from 2017-18 to 2020-21, marking an all-time ASU high and landing the Sun Devils first among all Pac-12 schools. It’s the first time ASU has led the conference in APR.
For the 2020-21 year, ASU also managed its highest single-year APR score in the university’s history (994). That includes the football program, which earned a multiyear APR of 983, an all-time high for the program. The men’s basketball program also earned a second-consecutive perfect 1000.
“At the core of Sun Devil Athletics’ mission is the holistic development of our student-athletes. There is no more powerful statement about our commitment to this mission than achieving the top Academic Progress Rate in the Pac-12 conference,” AD Ray Anderson said in a statement. “Despite some of the recent challenges with COVID, our Office of Student-Athlete Development, in connection with the coaching staffs and the student-athletes themselves, have remained persistent in their pursuit of academic excellence. We commend this groundbreaking level of achievement.”
For single-year (2020-21) APR scores, 17 of the 23 sports at Arizona State earned a perfect 1000, including 11 of the 13 women’s teams. The Sun Devils also had impressive multiyear APR numbers, with 10 teams earning a perfect score.
Ten Sun Devil teams were first in the Pac-12 in their respective sports for their APR multiyear averages: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s tennis, and wrestling.
Those scores also reportedly earned football coach Herm Edwards and Anderson a nice little bonus.
Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards is set for $390,000 in bonuses and Arizona State AD Ray Anderson is set for at least $494,000 in bonuses, based on new APR figures published today by NCAA
— Steve Berkowitz (@ByBerkowitz) June 14, 2022