Four Kansas teams notch perfect single-year APR scores
LAWRENCE, Kan. – A total of four Kansas Jayhawk teams recorded perfect single-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate scores during the 2015-16 school year. 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 volleyball, which reached the NCAA Final Four in the 2015-16 academic year, was joined by men’s and women’s cross country and swimming and diving with perfect scores of 1,000. 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.
This marked the third-straight year that women’s cross country posted a perfect single-year score, while volleyball recorded a perfect 1,000 for the sixth time in seven years.
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 volleyball close behind at 990. The most recent multi-year APRs are based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 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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