Three of the scariest letters in UConn basketball lore –
APR – come to the forefront again as Academic Progress Rate scores will be
unveiled on Tuesday.
But Husky men’s basketball fans have nothing to fear this
year. While the hoops team won’t be honored with an NCAA Academic Progress Rate
Public Recognition Award like the UConn men’s golf, men’s cross country and
women’s tennis teams were, it will post a strong enough APR to avoid any
Scores announced on Tuesday are based on the four-year
cycle of scores from 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12. Teams must have
either a 900 four-year average or a 930 two-year average to earn postseason
eligibility. UConn will be eligible, thanks to the latter two years.
The Huskies notched a 978 in ’10-11 and should get about
the same score for ’11-12. They would fall short on the four-year average,
thanks to the 844 from ’08-09 and the grisly 826 from ’09-10, but it doesn’t
And UConn’s 2012-13 score could be even better. In fact, it
appears that the only point UConn stands to lose at this juncture would be that
of Enosch Wolf, if he decides not to return to the team and doesn’t sign a pro
contract. He’s in good academic standing, so if he goes pro in Europe or
whatever, UConn wouldn’t lose a point.
For the 2014-15 season, teams must have either a four-year average of 930 or a two-year of 940. UConn will be fine
thanks to three straight strong years (overcoming the 826 from ’09-10).
Confusing? A little, but the bottom line: UConn will be
postseason-eligible again next season and likely for several seasons to come.
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