K-State Programs Shine in APR Report for Ninth Straight Year

MANHATTAN, Kansas – Highlighted by Big 12-leading marks from the women’s tennis and women’s cross country programs, all of Kansas State’s athletic teams met and exceeded the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate multi-year standard for the ninth straight year as the NCAA released its latest Division I APR data from the 2018-19 academic year. 

Also, the women’s tennis and women’s cross country programs were awarded APR Public Recognition distinction after posting perfect 1000 multi-year APRs which placed in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

Kansas State’s highest ratings came from the two programs that earned Public Recognition Awards in addition to the football program (979) which ranked second in the Big 12, while the men’s cross country (986), men’s golf (994) and women’s track and field (998) all ranked in the top half of the league. Other multi-year scores included baseball (966), men’s basketball (956), men’s track and field (966), women’s basketball (970), rowing (984), women’s golf (991), women’s soccer (991) and volleyball (984).
Also of note, a total of five programs recorded perfect current year marks as the men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s tennis, men’s golf and women’s golf teams had perfect 1000 marks.

The Academic Progress Rate 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. Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

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

K-State, a Tier 1 Carnegie Foundation Institution, has had another outstanding academic year as student-athletes combined for 162 Academic All-Big 12 citations during the 2019-20 school year, including a program records for football (32), soccer (17) and baseball (13). Headlining the group were a pair of Big 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year in Adam Holtorf (football) and Peyton Williams (women’s basketball). Both student-athletes, in addition to volleyball’s Brynn Carlson, earned Academic All-America honors, while Zach Kokoska (baseball) was named Academic All-District.
K-State also had seven student-athletes earn the 10th annual Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award, which is the Big 12 Conference’s highest academic honor.
Kansas State had a total of 258 K-State student-athletes named to the Fall 2019 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which marked the 24th-straight semester K-State tallied at least 200. Of the 258 K-State student-athletes earning the citation for their academic excellence, 77 registered a GPA of 4.0 in the fall semester.

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Source: Kansas State Sports