Missouri places four sports teams in top 10 percent in NCAA report

Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 12:45 p.m. CDT; updated 5:34 p.m. CDT, Thursday, May 8, 2014

COLUMBIA — For the second straight year, the Missouri football team is recognized in the Top 10 percent in the nation in Academic Progress Rate for the 2012-13 year, as released by the NCAA.

The Missouri football program is one of two from the SEC to receive Top-10 recognition in the current report. South Carolina is the other. Missouri is the only SEC football team to received recognition in each of the last two years.

In all, four Missouri sports program were recognized: football, women's swimming and diving, women's indoor track and field, and women's outdoor track and field. That total ranks Missouri second in the SEC, trailing only Vanderbilt, which had six teams recognized.

The progress report was developed by the NCAA in 2004 to measure the academic progress and performance of athletic programs at member institutions. The multi-year average for the latest report spans the last four years, and institutions are awarded points when student-athletes remain academically eligible for competition and when they return the following semester, or graduate.




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