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Cal Athletics APR Scores Reach Record Highs

May 19, 2020
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BERKELEY – Cal Athletics has reached record levels in its Academic Progress Rates for both single-year and multiyear scores on several fronts, according to the latest data released by the NCAA on Tuesday.
 
Among the all-time highs set by the department were an overall 989 multiyear APR and a 994 rate for the 2018-19 school year. In addition, a record-high 10 teams posted multiyear scores of 1,000 – with each earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their efforts – and 16 programs had a 1,000 APR for the most recent academic year to match the school's best-ever total.
 
"Success in the classroom is a priority for every member of our Cal Athletics community, and our student-athletes certainly take pride in their academic results," Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton said. "Such outcomes are not easy to attain, and to do so at the nation's No. 1 public university requires high levels of commitment, resilience and grit. From our coaches and administration through the entire staff at the Athletic Study Center, we have established a culture to support our student-athletes in all that they do that clearly has us on the right trajectory."
 
The APR scores follow results of NCAA Graduation Success Rates released last fall that showed Cal student-athletes at a record-high 85 percent. Cal's GSR has increased four consecutive years and the figure is its best since the NCAA began tabulating results in 1998-99. In addition, a school-record seven teams reached 100 percent, a record-tying 11 teams stood at 90 percent or higher, and 15 of 23 measured programs were at least 85 percent.
 
The APR, created to be a more real-time measurement of academic success than graduation rates, is a team-based metric in which scholarship student-athletes earn one point each team for remaining eligible and one point for staying in school or graduating. Every Division I sports team calculates its Academic Progress Rate each academic year, and the NCAA reports both single-year rates and four-year rates. The most recent multiyear APR rates are based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.
 
Teams must compile a multi-year score of 930 or higher to avoid penalties, including losing eligibility to compete in NCAA postseason championships. Results are not tabulated for men's crew or rugby, which do compete under the NCAA umbrella.
 
Overall, 16 teams posted APR results of at least 990 and 13 teams established or matched their all-time high scores. Last week, the NCAA announced Public Recognition Awards for teams that ranked among the top 10 percent in their respective sports, all with scores of 1,000 (the highest possible), and those earning the honor were: beach volleyball, men's and women's cross country, women's golf, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball. The total is three more than the previous record set in 2017 and equaled last year. Cal was one of only six schools from Power 5 Conferences to have at least 10 teams honored.
 
In addition, three other teams either matched or set all-time bests: women's basketball, field hockey and women's track & field. Men's basketball, football, women's gymnastics, men's soccer, women's swimming & diving, and women's water polo were also within 10 points of their all-time highs.
 
For the 2018-19 academic alone, the 16 programs that achieved 1,000 scores were – beach volleyball, men's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, softball, men's and women's tennis, women's track & field and women's volleyball. Men's tennis has hit the standard 12 years in a row – or every year the NCAA has compiled the data.

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Cal Athletics APR Scores Reach Record Highs

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MoragaBear
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Football's 977 4-year average is 2 off their all-time high. The single year APR is 985, one of their highest ever.

The hoops 4 year average is 960 but their single year is a perfect 1,000.
89Bear
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Well done. Congratulations to all!
KoreAmBear
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MoragaBear said:

Football's 977 4-year average is 2 off their all-time high. The single year APR is 985, one of their highest ever.

The hoops 4 year average is 960 but their single year is a perfect 1,000.
How far we've come from the disaster only a few years ago.
Sebastabear
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Would love to see this get the same level of attention from the Chronicle (and even on this board) as the terrible results from a few years back got. Of course I know that's a pipe dream. Still great to see.
chazzed
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Well done, student athletes!
UrsaMajor
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Sebastabear said:

Would love to see this get the same level of attention from the Chronicle (and even on this board) as the terrible results from a few years back got. Of course I know that's a pipe dream. Still great to see.
Well, at least Asimov is gone.
Unit2Sucks
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Great news. Also great to see with football specifically that we are able to improve competitively and academically at the same time.
71Bear
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MoragaBear said:

Football's 977 4-year average is 2 off their all-time high. The single year APR is 985, one of their highest ever.

The hoops 4 year average is 960 but their single year is a perfect 1,000.
5th in the P12 (multi-year football). It is nice to be in the upper half of the conference....

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Oski87
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16 cal sports of the 27 had a perfect APR this year, onlcuding mens basketball. That is quite good. Exactly what athletics at Cal should be about. And football with their highest score ever.

Meanwhile smart kids are getting opportunities in the NFL, with a top number of all decade team players in the NFL as well as the top salary of any school in NFL contracts. And the most number of wins for a Cal football team in 5 years
Sebastabear
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UrsaMajor said:

Sebastabear said:

Would love to see this get the same level of attention from the Chronicle (and even on this board) as the terrible results from a few years back got. Of course I know that's a pipe dream. Still great to see.
Well, at least Asimov is gone.
It's too bad because I really enjoyed iRobot (I keed, I keed . . , )
71Bear
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Oski87 said:

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16 cal sports of the 27 had a perfect APR this year, onlcuding mens basketball. That is quite good. Exactly what athletics at Cal should be about. And football with their highest score ever.

Meanwhile smart kids are getting opportunities in the NFL, with a top number of all decade team players in the NFL as well as the top salary of any school in NFL contracts. And the most number of wins for a Cal football team in 5 years

A couple corrections...

Top salary in the NFL is earned by R. Wilson. Rodgers is third.
This was not the highest APR by Cal football (either single year or multi-year).

Oski87
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71Bear said:

Oski87 said:

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16 cal sports of the 27 had a perfect APR this year, onlcuding mens basketball. That is quite good. Exactly what athletics at Cal should be about. And football with their highest score ever.

Meanwhile smart kids are getting opportunities in the NFL, with a top number of all decade team players in the NFL as well as the top salary of any school in NFL contracts. And the most number of wins for a Cal football team in 5 years

A couple corrections...

Top salary in the NFL is earned by R. Wilson. Rodgers is third.
This was not the highest APR by Cal football (either single year or multi-year).


Top salary meaning all cal grads combined earn more than any other college kids combined salaries. Arod, Goff, Cam Jordan, etc total almost 800,000,000 in total contractual obligation by the NFL. No other school has that much.
71Bear
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Oski87 said:

71Bear said:

Oski87 said:

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16 cal sports of the 27 had a perfect APR this year, onlcuding mens basketball. That is quite good. Exactly what athletics at Cal should be about. And football with their highest score ever.

Meanwhile smart kids are getting opportunities in the NFL, with a top number of all decade team players in the NFL as well as the top salary of any school in NFL contracts. And the most number of wins for a Cal football team in 5 years

A couple corrections...

Top salary in the NFL is earned by R. Wilson. Rodgers is third.
This was not the highest APR by Cal football (either single year or multi-year).


Top salary meaning all cal grads combined earn more than any other college kids combined salaries. Arod, Goff, Cam Jordan, etc total almost 800,000,000 in total contractual obligation by the NFL. No other school has that much.
Per Spotrac, the guaranteed monies owing the three guys you mentioned is $250 million. I'm not sure where the $800M came from.
Oski87
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71Bear said:

Oski87 said:

71Bear said:

Oski87 said:

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16 cal sports of the 27 had a perfect APR this year, onlcuding mens basketball. That is quite good. Exactly what athletics at Cal should be about. And football with their highest score ever.

Meanwhile smart kids are getting opportunities in the NFL, with a top number of all decade team players in the NFL as well as the top salary of any school in NFL contracts. And the most number of wins for a Cal football team in 5 years

A couple corrections...

Top salary in the NFL is earned by R. Wilson. Rodgers is third.
This was not the highest APR by Cal football (either single year or multi-year).


Top salary meaning all cal grads combined earn more than any other college kids combined salaries. Arod, Goff, Cam Jordan, etc total almost 800,000,000 in total contractual obligation by the NFL. No other school has that much.
Per Spotrac, the guaranteed monies owing the three guys you mentioned is $250 million. I'm not sure where the $800M came from.
"etc"
71Bear
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Oski87 said:

71Bear said:

Oski87 said:

71Bear said:

Oski87 said:

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16 cal sports of the 27 had a perfect APR this year, onlcuding mens basketball. That is quite good. Exactly what athletics at Cal should be about. And football with their highest score ever.

Meanwhile smart kids are getting opportunities in the NFL, with a top number of all decade team players in the NFL as well as the top salary of any school in NFL contracts. And the most number of wins for a Cal football team in 5 years

A couple corrections...

Top salary in the NFL is earned by R. Wilson. Rodgers is third.
This was not the highest APR by Cal football (either single year or multi-year).


Top salary meaning all cal grads combined earn more than any other college kids combined salaries. Arod, Goff, Cam Jordan, etc total almost 800,000,000 in total contractual obligation by the NFL. No other school has that much.
Per Spotrac, the guaranteed monies owing the three guys you mentioned is $250 million. I'm not sure where the $800M came from.
"etc"
So you are suggesting Cal NFL guys (ex.the Big Three) hold guaranteed contracts totaling $550M? I say - bullsh.. That is not possible given the number of Cal alums in the NFL and the amount of money involved.
MoragaBear
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Did I miss him saying anything about guaranteed money? Thought it was just a reference to total contracts signed by former Cal players?

Cal's #2 in earnings behind Georgia and a spot above Alabama.

Very impressive.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/
Oski87
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MoragaBear said:

Did I miss him saying anything about guaranteed money? Thought it was just a reference to total contracts signed by former Cal players?

Cal's #2 in earnings behind Georgia and a spot above Alabama.

Very impressive.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/
It actually has dropped - apparently, the guys who have retired this year brought us down. Marshawn, Lorenzo Alexander, and a few others. We were over 780 million at one point.
Unit2Sucks
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Oski87 said:

MoragaBear said:

Did I miss him saying anything about guaranteed money? Thought it was just a reference to total contracts signed by former Cal players?

Cal's #2 in earnings behind Georgia and a spot above Alabama.

Very impressive.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/
It actually has dropped - apparently, the guys who have retired this year brought us down. Marshawn, Lorenzo Alexander, and a few others. We were over 780 million at one point.
Yeah, it looks like kind of a weird metric - it's total career earnings by people currently in the league. For Cal, 1/3 is AR, 1/3 is DJ, Mack and Cam, 1/3 is everyone else.

Georgia has big dollars from Stafford, AJ Green, Justin Houston, Geno Atkins and Thomas Davis.

It's not nothing, but it's probably one of the most favorable ways to view Cal's NFL performance. Once AR and DJ retire, we are going to fall quite far in that particular metric.
71Bear
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MoragaBear said:

Did I miss him saying anything about guaranteed money? Thought it was just a reference to total contracts signed by former Cal players?

Cal's #2 in earnings behind Georgia and a spot above Alabama.

Very impressive.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/
As so many writers who follow the NFL have said, the biggest joke in professional sports is NFL contract announcements. Because all but a very few contracts are not guaranteed, the highest paid players rarely earn all the contract dollars. Of course, the smartest players make sure they front load their contracts with big money early and huge bonuses because they know they will never see the "funny money" on the back end.

Therefore, any conversation regarding NFL contracts begins and ends with guaranteed money.





GMP
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71Bear said:

MoragaBear said:

Did I miss him saying anything about guaranteed money? Thought it was just a reference to total contracts signed by former Cal players?

Cal's #2 in earnings behind Georgia and a spot above Alabama.

Very impressive.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/
As so many writers who follow the NFL have said, the biggest joke in professional sports is NFL contract announcements. Because all but a very few contracts are not guaranteed, the highest paid players rarely earn all the contract dollars. Of course, the smartest players make sure they front load their contracts with big money early and huge bonuses because they know they will never see the "funny money" on the back end.

Therefore, any conversation regarding NFL contracts begins and ends with guaranteed money.







You seem to be having a very hard time with this. The link provided to you is a list of colleges with active players in the NFL and the total amount previously earned in those active players' careers. This is not the "total contract including non-guaranteed money" thing you are talking about. This is the total already paid to those players. You can click on each school and see the list of those players. Here are all of those guys for Cal:

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/california/

Rodgers leads the pack with $219M. He has the potential, under his current deal, to get another $96M.
91Cal
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GMP said:

71Bear said:

MoragaBear said:

Did I miss him saying anything about guaranteed money? Thought it was just a reference to total contracts signed by former Cal players?

Cal's #2 in earnings behind Georgia and a spot above Alabama.

Very impressive.

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/
As so many writers who follow the NFL have said, the biggest joke in professional sports is NFL contract announcements. Because all but a very few contracts are not guaranteed, the highest paid players rarely earn all the contract dollars. Of course, the smartest players make sure they front load their contracts with big money early and huge bonuses because they know they will never see the "funny money" on the back end.

Therefore, any conversation regarding NFL contracts begins and ends with guaranteed money.







You seem to be having a very hard time with this. The link provided to you is a list of colleges with active players in the NFL and the total amount previously earned in those active players' careers. This is not the "total contract including non-guaranteed money" thing you are talking about. This is the total already paid to those players. You can click on each school and see the list of those players. Here are all of those guys for Cal:

https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/college/california/

Rodgers leads the pack with $219M. He has the potential, under his current deal, to get another $96M.
Thank you, GMP...always great to see you posting even if not as prolific as you once were!

And if Marshwan comes back for even the minimum Cal likely goes back to the top of the list given his earnings to date if I read this the same way.
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