The KU mens basketball program and womens cross country team were recognized by the NCAA for achieving multi-year Academic Progress Rates among the nations top 10 percent in their respective sports.
By RUSTIN DODD
The Kansas City Star
The mens basketball program led the Big 12 with a perfect multi-year score of 1,000, achieved for the seventh straight year. The womens cross country team also led the Big 12 with a score of 1,000.
Texas led the Big 12 with 10 teams finishing atop the conference in multi-year APR scores and also led the league with an average multi-year APR of 988.45 among all sports. KU ranked fifth at 974.39.
The APR measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes over a five-year span and is as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2008-09 through 2011-12 academic years. Teams that fall below an APR of 925 risk the loss of scholarships and postseason bans.
Here is each KU sports APR compared with the all-Division I average:
|Mens sport||APR (Big 12 rank)||D-I average|
|Cross country||990 (second)||975|
|Indoor track and field||954 (ninth)||965|
|Outdoor track and field||953 (ninth)||968|
|Womens sport||APR (Big 12 rank)||D-I average|
|Cross country||1,000 (first)||983|
|Swimming and diving||966 (fifth)||986|
|Indoor track and field||965 (eighth)||977|
|Outdoor track and field||965 (ninth)||978|
*Competes in Conference USA ** Rank within conference