Women's Cross Country, Track and Field Earns Perfect Graduation Rate

Oct. 25, 2011

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s cross country and track and field teams have earned a perfect Graduation Success Rate according to statistics released Tuesday by the NCAA.

This marks the second time this year the cross country team has earned academic accolades. Last May the NCAA recognized the men’s and women’s cross country teams – plus the men’s basketball team – for achieving perfect four-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores of 1,000, a score that places them among the nation’s top 10 percent in their respective sports. It marked the second-consecutive year those three teams have earned this distinction.

Along with cross country and track and field, four other KU teams earned perfect 100% GSR grades for the same four-year cohort – softball, tennis and volleyball, as well as men’s golf. Overall, Kansas Athletics’ GSR is 79%, its highest mark since the NCAA began releasing this information in 2004.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation, providing a measure of each team’s academic performance.