Missouri teams rank second in SEC in academic scores

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 4:23 p.m. CDT; updated 7:37 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, June 11, 2013

COLUMBIA  — Missouri ranks second among Southeastern Conference schools in Academic Progress Rates, according to the NCAA, which released its report Tuesday.

The rates were developed by the NCAA in 2004 to measure academic progress and performance of athletics programs at member institutions. The report spans the past four years, and institutions are awarded points when a student-athlete remains academically eligible for competition and when he or she returns to the institution the following semester or graduates. A perfect score is 1,000.

Missouri leads the league in APR scores in four sports — football (982), men’s swimming and diving (993), women’s swimming and diving (1,000) and gymnastics (1,000) — and finished second in the league in six other sports.

Additionally, 19 of Missouri's 20 sports finished ahead of the All-Division I score average in each sport.

Vanderbilt led the league in both average ranking and most sports with a top ranking at eight.


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