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Texas avoids APR penalties in all 20 sports, posts perfect score in five

Football scores 971 for its highest score in history of APR

Posted April 20th, 2016

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All 20 athletic teams at Texas scored well above a 930 on the four-year APR and thereby avoided penalties, according to data released by the NCAA on Wednesday.

The football team’s 971 is a 13-point improvement from last year and is the program’s highest four-year mark since the NCAA began releasing the APR in 2004-05.

Each Big 12 football program avoided penalties with TCU (935) and Kansas (936) cutting it close.

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The APR measures each student-athlete’s advancement toward a degree. A perfect score is 1,000, which was achieved by five Longhorns programs — men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s tennis and women’s swimming and diving.

“I see it every day, but this once again gives me great pride in the dedication and effort our student-athletes put into competing for their teams, giving back to the community and excelling in the classroom,” Texas men’s athletics director Mike Perrin said in a statement. “The recently released APR scores for our programs are tremendous across the board. They truly are a reflection of the type of well-rounded student-athletes we have at The University of Texas. These consistently high APR scores also reinforce the emphasis our coaches and staff place on education, graduation and our steadfast commitment to the overall development of our student-athletes.”

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