NCAA honors MU, KU and K-State teams for high academic marks

Five Missouri teams, three Kansas teams and two Kansas State teams were recognized by the NCAA on Tuesday for achieving four-year Academic Progress Rate scores among the nation’s top 10 percent in their respective sports.

The most recent multi-year APRs are based on scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years. Top-performing teams this year posted four-year APR scores ranging from 977 to a perfect 1,000.

The Missouri teams honored were softball, women’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s gymnastics and women’s swimming. Kansas State’s women’s basketball and women’s golf teams were recognized.

The Kansas teams — men’s basketball and men’s and women’s cross country — earned the honor for the second consecutive year and achieved a multi-year APR score of 1,000.

The other NCAA Division I teams earning multi-year Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport can be found here:

The remaining APRs for Division I sports teams, including teams receiving penalties, will be announced May 24.