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UK's APR strong!!!

Post  MULECHOPS on Wed May 25, 2011 11:34 am

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report Tuesday, showing that all 22 of the University of Kentucky sports teams surpassed the NCAA cutoff score and that 16 of the 22 squads exceeded the national average for public universities in their sports.

The women’s tennis team led the way with 992 points out of a possible perfect score of 1,000, followed by women’s cross country (988), softball (987) and men’s golf and women’s swimming, both of which came in at 984.

Those marks are a four-year composite, covering the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 school years, that measures academic eligibility and retention of student-athletes. The NCAA cutoff score for each sport is 925.

The 16 Wildcat teams that exceeded the national average among public universities in their sports included the five teams listed above, along with baseball (970), men’s basketball (974), women’s basketball (976), men’s cross country (983), football (948), women’s soccer (980). men’s swimming (968), men’s tennis (972), women’s indoor track (981), women’s outdoor track (983) and the combined men’s/women’s sport of rifle (983).

Another highlight of the report was seven UK teams that notched a perfect 1,000 score for the 2009-10 school year – women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, rifle, softball, women’s swimming, and men’s tennis.

“I continue to be pleased with the consistency of our scores,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Our student-athletes should be commended for their performances. Our coaches and support personnel are doing a good job adjusting to the requirements of the APR and we will continue to work toward more success.”

With each team exceeding the NCAA target score, no Wildcat squads are subject to penalties, such as scholarship reductions or postseason restrictions. None of UK’s 22 teams have incurred a penalty during the seven-year history of the APR.

The complete list of UK's APR scores:
Men's sports
Baseball: 970
Football: 948
Basketball: 974
Cross country: 983
Golf: 984
Soccer: 934
Swimming/diving: 968
Tennis: 972
Track, indoor: 946
Track, outdoor: 950

Men's/women's rifle 983

Women's sports
Softball: 987
Basketball: 976
Cross country: 988
Golf: 978
Gymnastics: 981
Soccer: 980
Swimming/diving: 984
Tennis: 992
Track, indoor: 983
Volleyball: 961


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