No men’s volleyball team penalized for low APR score

For the first time in the four years, a men’s volleyball will not receive NCAA sanctions for a sub-par academic performance.

No college men’s volleyball scored less than a 920 out of a possible 1,000 to earn penalties in the latest Academic Progress Rate report that the NCAA released Wednesday.


The APR measures a team’s academic scholastic performance during a four-year period based on the retention and eligibility of each athlete on scholarship. Teams with less than 925 score have the potential to receive NCAA penalties ranging from losing scholarships to a reduction in practice time.

Rutgers-Newark scored a 921 — the only men’s volleyball team to be below the 925 threshold. However, the NCAA opted not to penalize the team this year for its APR score.

The Scarlet Raiders the last two year failed to score more than a 900 on the APR and received scholarship reductions in each of those years.

Along with Rutgers-Newark’s improved score, 10 other teams — Ohio State, Stanford, IPFW, St. Francis, Ball State, UCLA, Penn State, Pacific, BYU and Hawai’i — increased their APR scores from last year.

Six men’s volleyball teams — Ohio State, Stanford, Sacred Heart, Pepperdine, Long Beach State and Harvard — each scored a perfect 1,000.

Men’s volleyball teams APR scores
T-1. Harvard — 1,000
T-1. Long Beach State — 1,000
T-1. Ohio State — 1,000
T-1. Pepperdine — 1,000
T-1. Sacred Heart — 1,000
T-1. Stanford — 1,000
7. Loyola — 994
8. Cal State Northridge — 990
9. IPFW — 988
10. St. Francis — 987
11. Ball State — 983
12. UC Irvine — 979
13. UCLA — 976
T-14. Penn State — 973
T-14. USC — 973
16. BYU — 970
17. UC Santa Barbara — 962
18. Pacific — 958
19. George Mason — 953
20. NJIT — 950
21. Hawai’i — 944
22. Princeton — 941
23. Rutgers-Newark — 921