Better grades mean UNCW eligible for postseason next year

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Submitted: Tue, 06/11/2013 - 8:25pm
Updated: Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:59am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The UNCW men’s basketball team has made the grade.

The NCAA released its academic report cards today. Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason next school year. That number does not include UNCW.

The Seahawks were ruled academically ineligible for post season play this past season after reporting lower than acceptable academic scores.

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2015 years 8 months ago

Glad they are studying. Their athletic achievements are poor so study hard, achieve an education and a career.

2015 years 8 months ago

The reporting on this had been more extensive.
This is not a GPA ranking they are talking about here. This APR pertains to student athletes and scholarship monies and how many remain in school to graduate.
Here’s a snip from WIKKI about some misinterpretations regarding APR:

” While the numbers represented in the APR have a certain significance, there can be misrepresentations for people unfamiliar with what the APR is showing. For example, the APR only applies to students that receive athletic financial aid, which is by no means all varsity athletes at a university.[18] NCAA’s 1,265 member colleges and universities report that they have more than 355,000 student-athletes playing each year. Approximately 36% of these NCAA student-athletes receive a share of the $1 billion earmarked for athletic scholarships.[19] Another common misuse of the data occurs when APR results are compared between universities. This is usually not a valid comparison unless it is viewed alongside the graduation rates for non athletes at the institution. For example, one institution may have an APR representing that only 50% of athletes are on track to graduate which seems like athletes are under performing at the university. However, if the graduation rate for non-athletes is also 50% then the low graduation rate for the athletes is not a student-athlete problem, but a university wide problem.[20] Furthermore, it is not always relevant to compare APR scores across universities because the academic rigors between universities differ. For example, at some high performing academic universities freshman struggle with eligibility because the workload is hard to deal with initially, but in the end, those students find academic success.[16]”

so a ban on post season play due to APR is really because of scholarship students not performing not because the teams average GPA is bad.
This is a very confusing subject – and I applaud the NCAA for attempting to get the schools to concentrate on academics but like many big institutions they went overboard.