Gators making the grade in APR

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 4:27 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 4:27 p.m.

The University of Florida’s overall success in its athletic programs continues to extend beyond the playing fields and courts. The Gators are winning in the classroom as well, according to the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rates, which were released Tuesday.

Among 20 UF men’s and women’s teams, all are above the multi-year minimum (930 average over the most recent two years) to be eligible for the postseason. And most teams are well above, including two (softball and women’s cross country) with maximum scores of 1,000.

“Our student-athletes found success in the competitive arena this season with the program’s dozen top-10 national team finishes,” UF athletic director Jeremy Foley said. “Success in the classroom is also evident in today’s APR release. That is our mission — helping student-athletes find success academically and athletically.”

Will Muschamp’s football team has an APR of 968, tied for third-highest in the SEC, behind Alabama (978) and Vanderbilt (973).

Florida’s men’s basketball team has the second-highest APR in the SEC (989), only one point behind Georgia.

The only UF teams with a total not exceeding 950 are men’s cross country (934) and men’s outdoor track and field (948).

The UF men’s sport with the highest APR is basketball (989), followed by golf (973) and tennis (972).

The softball and cross country teams led the way for the UF women’s teams with the maximum score, followed by soccer (996), basketball (995), gymnastics (990) and indoor track (989). The women’s team with the lowest APR is swimming (971).

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