Missouri second in conference in Academic Progress Rate

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The NCAA released its annual Academic Progress Rates for member schools Wednesday and the University of Missouri stands out among the best.

A review of the numbers for all Southeastern Conference schools shows Missouri leads the league in APR rate in four different sports — a figure tied for second-best in the league. Missouri also ranks second in the league in overall APR, trailing only Vanderbilt.

The Missouri football, baseball, along with the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams all top the SEC in their respective sports.

The women’s swimming and diving team earned a perfect 1,000 score, while men’s swimming and diving (993), baseball (981) and football (980) rounded out the remainder of Missouri sports that rank at the top of the SEC.

Missouri’s wrestling team led the Mid-American Conference in APR, which counts as another league-best, giving Missouri five overall — a mark that ties the Tigers with Alabama.

Auburn finished with four, while Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee all had three. Kentucky and South Carolina had two, while Louisiana State and Mississippi State both had one. Texas A&M was the only SEC program that did not have a team finish with a top APR score.

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