The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rates for all sports, and Missouri was tops in the Big 12. Five of Mizzou’s 20 sports led the Big 12 in APR. That tied for the most in the league with Oklahoma State.
Missouri also had 14 of its 20 programs rank among the Big 12’s top three overall. In fact, all but two of Missouri’s men’s and women’s sports ranked above the All-Division I national average.
The top sports for MU included women’s golf (APR of 1000), women’s basketball (995), women’s swimming and diving (993), women’s indoor track and field (989) and men’s swimming and diving (975). The highest APR score possible is 1,000.
Here’s how the rest of the Big 12 stacked up.
1. Mizzou (5)
1. Oklahoma State (5)
3. Nebraska (4)
4. Kansas (3)
4. Baylor (3)
6. Iowa State (2)
6. Texas (2)
8. Oklahoma (1)
The APR was developed by the NCAA in 2004 to measure the academic progress and performance of athletic programs. The multi-year average for the latest Academic Progress Rate Report spans the last four years. Schools are awarded points when a student-athlete remains academically eligible for competition and when he or she either returns to the institution the following semester or graduates. A maximum of two points per student/per semester is awarded.
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