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KU men’s basketball and women’s cross country teams post perfect multi-year APR scores

Updated: 2013-06-12T05:04:58Z

By RUSTIN DODD

The Kansas City Star

The KU men’s basketball program and women’s cross country team were recognized by the NCAA for achieving multi-year Academic Progress Rates among the nation’s top 10 percent in their respective sports.

The men’s basketball program led the Big 12 with a perfect multi-year score of 1,000, achieved for the seventh straight year. The women’s 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 sport’s APR compared with the all-Division I average:

Men’s sportAPR (Big 12 rank)D-I average
Baseball955 (sixth)965
Football958 (fourth)949
Basketball1,000 (first)952
Cross country990 (second)975
Golf979 (seventh)974
Indoor track and field954 (ninth)965
Outdoor track and field953 (ninth)968

Women’s sportAPR (Big 12 rank)D-I average
Softball989 (third)978
Basketball971 (eighth)967
Cross country1,000 (first)983
Golf986 (seventh)986
Rowing*980 (n/a)986
Soccer967 (ninth)981
Swimming and diving966 (fifth)986
Tennis971 (seventh)982
Indoor track and field965 (eighth)977
Outdoor track and field965 (ninth)978
Volleyball990 (third)980

*Competes in Conference USA ** Rank within conference

To reach Rustin Dodd, call 816-234-4937 or send email to rdodd@kcstar.com. Follow him at twitter.com/rustindodd.

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