KU, K-State athletics get passing grades in April ratings

Twelve of UH Mānoa's 18 sports posted multi-year scores of 970 or higher while five teams recorded flawless single-year scores of 1,000 during the 2015-16 year.

MI is one of just five schools from the Bowl Subdivision to earn a multiyear score of 993 or greater in the sport of football.

"Our "Gamecock Student-Athlete Promise" outlines the commitment that we make to our student-athletes in their efforts to achieve this greatness", SC athletic director Ray Tanner said in a statement. At that time, programs were subject to sanctions based on four-year scores of 900 or lower.

"USF student-athletes continue to achieve in the classroom", athletic director Mark Harlan said in a school news release.

Ole Miss' score is four points ahead of the national average of 981. "Their performance, academically, is unprecedented since the inception of April".

"The latest April report is just another indication that Razorback student-athletes continue to raise the bar academically on their way to graduation", Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. A total of 22 squads (out of 29) equaled or surpassed their yearly April score from 2014-15 and 18 teams equaled or surpassed their multi-year (four-year) April score from the 2016 report.

Teams are required to maintain four-year April scores of 930 or higher to remain eligible for the postseason.

All 16 of Oregon's NCAA programs scored at least 21 points above 930 for the four-year cycle. The most recent multiyear period measured was from the 2012-13 through the 2015-16 academic years.

Last week, the NCAA announced that five UConn athletic programs were recognized for top academic performances. "Our success in this area is built on the strong collaborative effort between our student-athletes, coaches and support staff, an effort that is a source of great pride".

"Student-athletes at the University of SC compete to be the best they can be, not only in their respective sports, but in the classroom", said Athletics Director Ray Tanner.

Georgia's men's basketball team recorded an April of 985, which ranks fourth in the SEC. The baseball team, with a 990 April, bettered the national average by 17 points. In addition, men's basketball teams earned a 966 four-year rate (up from 964), and women's basketball teams earned a 980 (up from 978). Men's golf has recorded ideal marks four times since the April was introduced, and women's tennis earned flawless marks for the second time in school history. Football, baseball, men's swimming and diving, and softball are each ranked second in the SEC among their respective sports.

Five UA programs - men's cross country, women's tennis, women's golf, women's swimming and diving and gymnastics - received ideal scores of 1000.

The football team's multiyear score of 971 is tied for sixth in the Pac-12. Other top scoring programs include women's swimming and diving (996), women's gymnastics (995), women's volleyball (995), women's basketball (994) and men's tennis (988). His final single-year April was 923.

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