Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Men's Basketball, Volleyball Pace Record-Tying Six KU Programs with Perfect APRs; K-State Football Leads Big 12

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Men's Basketball, Volleyball Pace Record-Tying Six KU Programs with Perfect APRs; K-State Football Leads Big 12

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A pair of 2014-15 postseason squads highlight a record-tying academic performance for Kansas.

KU men's basketball and volleyball, which both qualified for the NCAA Tournament that season, joined men's golf, women's basketball, women's cross country and women's tennis as teams achieving a perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 1000, according to statistics released Wednesday by the NCAA. The six perfect scores ties an athletic department record reached four times in the 11 years the NCAA has tracked the figure.

APR tracks eligibility, retention and graduation rates to gain a glimpse at a program's academic performance. Compiled each semester, the data follows every student athlete on scholarship.

Programs must maintain either a 930 multi-year average (compiled over the previous four school years) or a 940 average throughout the two most recent school years to remain in good standing with the NCAA, which every KU program achieved for 2014-15. …

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