Six Teams Log Perfect Single-Year APR Scores to Tie KU Record
LAWRENCE, Kan. – A total of six Kansas Jayhawk teams, including two that advanced to NCAA postseason play, recorded perfect single-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores during the 2014-15 school year. That number ties the athletic department’s record for the fourth time in the 11 years the NCAA has compiled APR figures. Additionally, five KU teams scored a 980 or above (out of a perfect 1,000) for the multi-year APR rate, according to statistics the NCAA released Wednesday.
Kansas men’s basketball and volleyball, both NCAA Tournament participants during the 2014-15 school year, were joined by men’s golf, women’s basketball, women’s cross country and women’s tennis as teams scoring a perfect 1000. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation, providing a measure of each team’s academic performance. It is intended to provide a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship.
Men’s golf and women’s cross country tied for the top multi-year rate by a Kansas team as each tallied a 993, with men’s basketball and volleyball close behind at 990. The most recent multi-year APRs are based on scores from the 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.
In order to remain in good standing, teams must achieve either a 930 multi-year APR or a 940 average over the most recent two years – criteria every Kansas program exceeded.
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