May 12, 2020 6:13 PM

Three Mizzou women’s teams honored by NCAA for academic achievement

Posted May 12, 2020 6:13 PM

Columbia, Mo. – Three Mizzou athletics women’s programs, basketball, tennis and cross country, were honored Tuesday by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with Public Recognition Awards for their Academic Progress Rates (APR) during the 2018-19 academic year. All three programs registered perfect APR marks of 1,000.

“Academic success is a critical component of Mizzou Athletics’ Win it Right mission, and these awards demonstrate a commitment to classroom excellence by our student-athletes, coaches and Mizzou Made staff,” said Mizzou Director of Athletics Jim Sterk. “We are incredibly grateful for the critical role Mizzou’s faculty plays in the education of our 550 student-athletes and appreciate the positive learning environments they provide to all Mizzou students.”

It marks the fifth-straight year Mizzou women’s tennis has received an APR award, while women’s basketball garnered its second-straight (and sixth overall) award and cross country earned its first honor since 2005-06 (and fourth overall). Mizzou Athletics has now earned 51 all-time NCAA Public Recognition Awards in 13 different sports over the honor program’s 15-year history.

The Southeastern Conference’s 14-members earned a record 65 2018-19 Public Recognition Awards for APR success.

Sixteen of Mizzou’s 18 programs in which APR is registered either equaled or improved their multi-year APR score year over year from 2017-18 to 2018-19, led by double-digit increases in baseball (959 in 2017-18 to 974 in 2018-19) and women’s cross country’s (989 in 2017-18 to 1,000 in 2018-19). Mizzou’s sport-by-sport multiyear APRs for 2018-19 are:

Men’s Teams: Baseball (974), Basketball (958), Cross Country (986), Football (973), Golf (994), Swimming & Diving (992), Track & Field (956), Wrestling (989).

Women’s Teams: Basketball (1,000), Cross Country (1,000), Golf (992), Gymnastics (990), Softball (989), Soccer (990), Swimming & Diving (998), Tennis (1,000), Track & Field (996), Volleyball (990).

All told, 1,380 teams from 326 NCAA Division I institutions were recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their respective sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates report.

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams annually by the NCAA and measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term while providing a clear picture of the ongoing academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

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May 12, 2020 6:13 PM
K-State athletics announces move to digital ticketing

MANHATTAN, Kansas - In an effort to increase convenience and provide fans with more options, K-State Athletics and the Ahearn Fund announced today that it is shifting to digital season tickets, including mobile and print-at-home, beginning with the 2020-21 athletic season.

Moving away from the traditional printed ticket allows for K-State to extend the season-ticket payment deadline to closer to the start of each season during these uncertain times resulting from COVID-19, as well as eliminating shipping delays. The football season ticket deadline has been extended to June 1 from the original April 17 deadline. Fans will have the opportunity to choose either print-at-home or mobile during the online seat upgrade process in June. Fans who do not participate will receive print-at-home tickets which can easily be converted to mobile so that they are always easily accessible in a smart phone wallet. Mobile tickets are also easily transferable to friends and family if fans cannot attend all games.

“Making this ticketing transition provides several advantages to our fans, and is something we have talked about doing for some time,” Athletics Director Gene Taylor said. “Combined with obvious safety improvements by reducing touching concerns and an industry-wide shift from traditional tickets, we felt this was the most appropriate time to move this direction.”

New digital ticketing options for Wildcat fans began to be implemented several years ago, including mobile single-game tickets, mobile tickets for students and last year basketball ticket purchasers were offered mobile single game parking passes. The new digital season tickets will also be implemented for K-State’s five additional ticketed sports, including men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball.

Fans who purchased football season tickets in the general seating bowl and view level will have the option to select print-at-home or mobile tickets which would be sent to their primary e-mail address, while those with loge, club, or suite tickets will have the option to select mobile tickets - sent to their primary e-mail address.

Parking passes will continue to receive printed passes, and those will be mailed to fans’ primary mailing address.

Current season ticket holders are encouraged to verify their current email addresses by logging into their online account at kstatesports.com/buytickets, reaching out to the K-State Athletics ticket office at 1 (800) 221-CATS 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by emailing [email protected] All season ticket holders will receive detailed information on the changes via email.

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