Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Mizzou Football Leads Big 12 in APR

Columbia, Mo. – The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rates for member schools, and once again, the University of Missouri stands out among the very best in the Big 12 Conference. 

The sports of football and softball have brought tremendous pride to Tiger fans for the championships they won on the field this year, and they can also call themselves champions off the field.  That’s because both sports led the Big 12 in APR, with football checking in at 967 (Multiyear APR). The highest APR score possible is 1,000.

“We are very proud of the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes,” said Dr. Joe Scogin, Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services.  “This is one example of their commitment to academic excellence as they continue to exemplify the core values of our athletic department.  Our student-athletes, coaches, academic support staff, and institutional faculty should take pride in the way they represent our institution,” Scogin said.

1. Missouri 967
2. Oklahoma 960
3. Nebraska 958
4. Kansas 952
5. Baylor 951
6. Texas Tech 944
7. Oklahoma State 942
8. Texas 941
9. Kansas State 940
10. Texas A&M 940
11. Iowa State 932
12. Colorado 929