Kentucky teams post strong APR scores

June 11, 2013 

The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rate report Tuesday, showing that all 22 of the University of Kentucky's teams surpassed the NCAA cut score and that 15 of the 22 exceeded the national average for public universities in their sports.

The men's and women's golf teams 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.

With each team exceeding the NCAA target score, no Wildcats squads are subject to penalties, such as scholarship reductions or post-season restrictions. Thirty-six Division I teams face such consequences in 2013-14, the NCAA reported.

The 15 Wildcat teams that exceeded the national average 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).

The seven UK teams that came in below their sports' national averages were football (943), men's soccer (952), men's swimming (969), men's indoor track (947), men's outdoor track (951), gymnastics (981) and women's swimming (981).

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