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

06/12/2013 12:04 AM

06/12/2013 12:04 AM

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 sport APR (Big 12 rank) D-I average
Baseball 955 (sixth) 965
Football 958 (fourth) 949
Basketball 1,000 (first) 952
Cross country 990 (second) 975
Golf 979 (seventh) 974
Indoor track and field 954 (ninth) 965
Outdoor track and field 953 (ninth) 968
Women’s sport APR (Big 12 rank) D-I average
Softball 989 (third) 978
Basketball 971 (eighth) 967
Cross country 1,000 (first) 983
Golf 986 (seventh) 986
Rowing* 980 (n/a) 986
Soccer 967 (ninth) 981
Swimming and diving 966 (fifth) 986
Tennis 971 (seventh) 982
Indoor track and field 965 (eighth) 977
Outdoor track and field 965 (ninth) 978
Volleyball 990 (third) 980

*Competes in Conference USA ** Rank within conference

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