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Texas football scores perfect NCAA academic mark

Posted May 14th, 2014

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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.

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“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

Baseball;995

Basketball;1,000

Cross Country;966

Football;947

Golf;994

Swimming and Diving;977

Tennis;1,000

Track, Indoor;988

Track, Outdoor;990

Women’s sports;Multi-year APR

Basketball;986

Cross Country;996

Golf;992

Rowing;993

Soccer;994

Softball;996

Swimming and Diving;996

Tennis;983

Track, Indoor;990

Track, Outdoor;990

Volleyball;1,000

Big 12 football APR rates

Kansas State;968

Oklahoma;965

Kansas;959

Baylor;957

Iowa State;948

Texas;947

TCU;945

West Virginia;945

Texas Tech;932

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