MANHATTAN, Kansas – Highlighted by Big 12-leading marks from the women’s tennis and women’s cross country programs, all of Kansas State’s athletic teams met and exceeded the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate multi-year standard for the ninth straight year as the NCAA released its latest Division I APR data from the 2018-19 academic year.
Also, the women’s tennis and women’s cross country programs were awarded APR Public Recognition distinction after posting perfect 1000 multi-year APRs which placed in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.
Kansas State’s highest ratings came from the two programs that earned Public Recognition Awards in addition to the football program (979) which ranked second in the Big 12, while the men’s cross country (986), men’s golf (994) and women’s track and field (998) all ranked in the top half of the league. Other multi-year scores included baseball (966), men’s basketball (956), men’s track and field (966), women’s basketball (970), rowing (984), women’s golf (991), women’s soccer (991) and volleyball (984).
Also of note, a total of five programs recorded perfect current year marks as the men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s tennis, men’s golf and women’s golf teams had perfect 1000 marks.
The Academic Progress Rate measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team and also serves as a predictor of graduation success. Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.
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