K-State Scores High Marks in APR Report

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State scored high marks and ranked among the leaders in the Big 12 Conference in several sports as the NCAA released its Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) data Tuesday.


The Academic Progress Rate, now in its fourth year, measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team and also serves as a predictor of graduation success.


The Division I Board of Directors set cut scores of 925 and 900 (out of 1,000) as a threshold for teams to meet or face possible immediate and historical sanctions.


All but one of Kansas State’s athletic teams met or exceeded the standard set by the NCAA. The men’s basketball program, which has experienced three coaching changes in the past four years, scored an 885 and will incur a one-scholarship penalty that will be enforced during the Fall 2008 semester. An institutional/departmental plan is in place to achieve an acceptable cutoff score.


The football program, which had 36 members named to the 2007 Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll, ranked sixth among Big 12 football programs with its 935 rating.


Kansas State’s highest rating came from both its men’s golf and women’s tennis programs as they scored a 993 to rank among the 80th and 90th percentile in the nation among those sports.


The women’s volleyball team, which has earned the Game Plan/AVCA team academic award for each of the last six seasons, ranked among the best in the Big 12 and between the 70th and 80th percentile nationally with its 986 rating.


K-State’s Big 12 Champion women’s basketball program, which placed all 11 team members on the Big 12 Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll and eight on the Academic All-Big 12 team, scored a 963.


For more information on the Academic Progress Rate, please visit the NCAA website at www.ncaa.org.