published Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

No APR penalties for UT sports

KNOXVILLE - The scores are in, and none of the University of Tennessee's 20 scholarship sports will face penalties for low Academic Progress Rate scores.

The NCAA released the APR scores on Tuesday afternoon, and all Volunteers and Lady Vols sports came in above the minimum score of 925 during the 2009-2010 academic year.

The score of UT's football program dropped from 944 to 937, but men's basketball (935 to 949) and baseball (936-938), two programs that had received penalties for poor scores in the form of scholarship reductions between 2004 and 2006, each had their scores improve.

The women's basketball, golf and tennis teams each scored the highest among UT's sports, with each ranking in the top 10 nationally.

The APR scores are derived from student-athlete's academic performance, eligibility and graduation. Each student-athlete receiving financial aid for athletics receives one eligibility point for staying in school and another eligibility point for remaining academically eligible. A team's total points are divided by possible points and multiplied by one thousand.

More details and coverage online and in Wednesday's Times Free Press.

TENNESSEE'S 2009-2010 APR SCORES

Sport: This Year/Last Year

Baseball: 938 /936

Football: 937/944

Men's Basketball: 949/935

Men's Cross Country: 936/945

Men's Golf: 974/969

Men's Swimming: 975/972

Men's Tennis: 947/947

Men's Indoor Track: 932/928

Men's Outdoor Track: 933/930

Softball: 952/948

Women's Basketball: 995/973

Women's Cross Country: 994/985

Women's Golf: 1000/1000

Women's Rowing: 990/987

Women's Soccer: 953/947

Women's Swimming: 977/975

Women's Tennis: 1000/1000

Women's Indoor Track: 981/973

Women's Outdoor Track: 981/973

Women's Volleyball: 984/975

about Patrick Brown...

Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV. Contact him ...

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