Mack Brown can certainly be criticized for what happened on the field. But he should receive some credit for what happened in the classroom, too.
The Texas football program recorded a perfect score of 1,000 for the 2012-13 academic year, according to the NCAA academic progress rates unveiled Wednesday.
That score indicates that of the 85 scholarship athletes, every single one remained in good academic standing and made satisfactory progress toward his degree, per NCAA guidelines. It’s the first time the Longhorns football program has notched 1,000.
“So proud of the perfect 1000 APR for Texas Football for the 2012-2013 year. The best ever,” Brown tweeted on Wednesday. “What a great accomplishment. Great job guys!”
University of Texas multi-year APR rates
Based on the four-year rolling averages of all Longhorns athletic programs, no sport is currently in danger of incurring NCAA penalties for poor academic performance. For the 2014-15 academic year, teams must earn a multi-year rate of 940 to participate in NCAA championship events. In 2015-16 and beyond, that number falls to 930.
Men’s sports;Multi-year APR
Swimming and Diving;977
Women’s sports;Multi-year APR
Swimming and Diving;996
Big 12 football APR rates
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