SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Eight of Sacramento State’s 20 athletics teams posted a perfect APR score of 1000 during the 2008-09 academic year. 

The eight teams with perfect APR marks include men’s basketball, cross country and golf as well as women’s cross country, tennis, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and volleyball.

“We are extremely pleased with the continued academic progress of our athletic programs,” Sacramento State director of athletics Terry Wanless said. “These kinds of marks show a commitment that our coaches and student-athletes have made to academic excellence and we look to continue this progress into the future.”

A program’s APR score is tabulated by assigning each scholarship member of a team one point for remaining eligible each semester and one point for being retained in the program each semester. In all, a student-athlete can earn up to a total of four points each year.

The NCAA projects programs that can maintain a four-year APR average above the .925 mark will graduate its student-athletes at a rate at or above 60 percent.

In addition to the eight perfect team marks set by the Hornet squads, Sacramento State posted its highest combined single-year APR score with an overall departmental mark of .976.