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
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
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
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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