Razorbacks Meet APR Standards; But Some Are Among Lowest in SEC

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For the second straight year Arkansas achieved the NCAA Academic Progress Rate benchmark of 930 in all 19 sports. Some teams were among the best in the SEC, others were among the worst.

Men’s golf, women’s golf and volleyball all earned perfect scores of 1,000 along with NCAA Public Recognition Awards for ranking among the top 10 percent of teams academically in their respective sports. Other top scoring programs include gymnastics (995), swimming and diving (995), and men’s tennis (994).

The football team received a score of 935, which was 13th out of 14 in the SEC and fourth worst among all BCS schools.

The men’s basketball team was also 13th in the SEC with a score of 937, but has still made a 51-point jump over the past four years. The Hogs have served penalties in the past after being below the benchmark for five consecutive years.

Overall, the 19 sports calculated an average score of 970.2, the third straight year the Razorbacks have been above 970.

The APR is based on academic eligibility and retention of student-athletes in each athletic program.  This report’s multi-year scores are based on the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

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