BATON ROUGE -- None of LSU's 20 varsity sports will incur any penalties resulting from the annual NCAA Academic Progress Report (APR) released Wednesday as part of the organization's continuing academic reform efforts.
The APR is a point system based on scholarship athletes' eligibility and retention for a pre-determined time period. NCAA sports falling below the established point cutoff are subject to penalties including scholarship reductions.
Seventeen of LSU's 20 sports were above the 925 APR target score while two others (baseball and softball) were within the "confidence boundary" and not subject to any penalties. The confidence boundary is a statistical adjustment made for sports with specific sample sizes. Men's basketball fell below the 925 target score, but will not incur any penalties because no student-athletes left LSU who were academically ineligible.
Men's tennis scored the highest among LSU sports with a perfect score of 1000, one of 13 sports among all Southeastern Conference schools to record a perfect mark.