uk logo 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/12/13) – The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report Tuesday, showing that all 22 of the University of Kentucky sports teams surpassed the NCAA cut score and that 15 of the 22 squads exceeded the national average for public universities in their sports.
 
The women’s golf team and men’s golf team led the way, each with a perfect 1,000 score, followed by men’s cross country (994), baseball (987), men’s tennis (987), women’s cross country (987) and women’s soccer (987).
 
The marks are a four-year composite, covering the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years, that measures academic eligibility and retention of student-athletes. The NCAA cut score for each sport is 930.
 
The 15 Wildcat teams that exceeded the national average among public universities in their sports included the seven teams listed above, along with men’s basketball (963), women’s basketball (976), rifle (982), softball (976), women’s tennis (984), women’s indoor track (984), women’s outdoor track (986), and volleyball (985).
 
Another highlight of the report was 10 UK teams that notched a perfect 1,000 score for the 2011-12 school year – men’s cross country, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s golf, gymnastics, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s indoor track, women’s outdoor track and rifle.
 
“Achieving the APR is an annual challenge,” said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Our coaches and support personnel have done well in adjusting to the requirements and I’m proud of our student-athletes for their work in posting strong scores.”
 
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 nine-year history of the APR.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Tony Neely (UK Athletics)

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 16,643.01
-11.76 (-0.07%)    
2 S&P 1,988.87
+1.21 (0.06%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,828.33
+15.62 (0.32%)    

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10774

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6017

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4946

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4444

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4013

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 15408

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10774

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1166

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1089

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 854

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 765

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 28, 2015 617

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 539

Two-Vehicle Accident Results in Possible Injuries

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 518

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 500

TVA Seeks Input on Study for Closing Coal Ash…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 492

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster
August 28, 2015 465

Alleged Passed out Parents Face Charges of…

by SurfKY News