APR: Women’s cross country receives NCAA award; seven teams achieve perfect single-year scores

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s cross country team has received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for scoring in the top 10 percent of its sport in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results. Women’s cross country is one of seven Jayhawk teams that achieved perfect 1,000 single-year APR scores, tied for the department best since the NCAA began publishing this statistic in 2004.

The APR is the NCAA’s annual academic-achievement scorecard that measures the eligibility and retention of scholarship student-athletes each semester or quarter. Its purpose is to provide a contemporaneous snapshot of a team’s academic progress.  The NCAA annually produces single-year and multi-year results for each team; the multi-year results are based on scores from the immediate past four academic years, in this case 2014-15 through 2017-18.

The women’s cross country team earned NCAA recognition for having a perfect multi-year APR. Women’s cross country has now recorded perfect single-year APRs for five-straight years. Men’s basketball, women’s basketball, tennis, men’s golf, women’s golf and swimming & diving joined women’s cross country with perfect single-year APR scores for the 2017-18 academic year.

In order to remain in good standing, teams must achieve a 930 multi-year APR, a score every Kansas program exceeded.
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