4 ASU athletics programs now ineligible for post-season play - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

4 ASU athletics programs now ineligible for post-season play

A total of 12 Alabama State University athletics programs scored at or above the national average when the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its annual academic progress ratings Tuesday.  

Of ASU's 18 athletics programs, four did not meet qualifications for post-season eligibility in the upcoming school year.

The Academic Progress Rate (APR) is a four-year average based on the school's overall student-athlete eligibility, and graduation and retention rates for student-athletes who participated during the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. The APR also serves as a predictor of graduation success.

A total of four ASU programs scored 960 or above over the four-year period: women's cross country (990), women's indoor track (970), women's outdoor track (969) and women's tennis (961).

Seven teams scored between 925-959: soccer (952), men's cross country (943), women's basketball (946), men's golf (938),  men's tennis (929), men's outdoor track (926), and men's indoor track (925).

Alabama State's softball (898) and bowling (868) programs are not subject to postseason bans, based on the graduation success rate (softball) and squad size (bowling).

Based on the multi-year report, four sports received postseason bans for the 2013-14 season: volleyball (889), football (866), baseball (864) and men's basketball (821). The University has requested waivers of the initial decisions rendered on these post-season bans.

"We have and will continuously review and implement measures to provide essential academic resources for our student-athletes," said Interim President William H. Harris. "Although we have seen improvements in all areas, we are committed to assuring that athletic programs meet or exceed the established standards. We take the development of our student-athletes very seriously and are committed to addressing every matter that is a barrier to the success of our athletic program. As such, we have made both staff and coaching changes to help to improve the academic preparedness and performance our student athletes. We have thoroughly reviewed the NCAA's report and have submitted waivers for review of the sanctions. We are optimistic for favorable outcomes for the upcoming seasons."

INFORMATION SOURCE: Alabama State Athletics Dept.

  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • Central coach Bobby Wright earns 600th win

    Central coach Bobby Wright earns 600th win

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 11:42 PM EST2017-02-15 04:42:10 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    It's playoff time in local high school hoops. Central High clinched a top seed in 7-A in Alabama, but that wasn't the only piece of news this weekend for the Devils. Their win over Auburn was victory number 600 for head coach Bobby Wright. 

    More >>

    It's playoff time in local high school hoops. Central High clinched a top seed in 7-A in Alabama, but that wasn't the only piece of news this weekend for the Devils. Their win over Auburn was victory number 600 for head coach Bobby Wright. 

    More >>
  • breaking

    Opelika High School names new head football coach

    Opelika High School names new head football coach

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-03-22 21:00:29 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Caleb Ross has been named the new head football coach at Opelika High School.  Coach Ross has been Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, AL since 2014. 

    More >>

    Caleb Ross has been named the new head football coach at Opelika High School.  Coach Ross has been Head Football Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, AL since 2014. 

    More >>
  • UGA football begins spring training practice

    UGA football begins spring training practice

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:03:35 GMT
    (Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)(Source: Paul Stockman/WTVM)

    Spring is here and along with it comes spring practice. Tuesday, the Georgia Bulldogs kicked off the first of many sessions in Athens

    More >>

    Spring is here and along with it comes spring practice. Tuesday, the Georgia Bulldogs kicked off the first of many sessions in Athens

    More >>
Powered by Frankly