Colorado reports record high APR results for fourth straight year

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffaloes set a number of school records across all athletic programs.

The NCAA released the Academic Progress Rate (APR) report for all NCAA Division I schools on Wednesday with Colorado reporting extremely well for all of it's 16 (not counting women's lacrosse) athletic programs.

It wasn't long ago that the Buffaloes were receiving national attention for scholarship losses tied to poor APR scores and it's quite refreshing to see all the athletic programs achieving such success.

Here's the highlights from the University:

For the fourth consecutive year, the APR results are the highest in school history since the NCAA's Academic Performance Program was introduced in 2003. In this latest report, CU student-athletes have recorded a number of significant accomplishments:

· The men's cross country team achieved a perfect four-year APR score of 1000, and along the way won the NCAA Championship and a third straight Pac-12 championship last November;

· The women's cross country team, the Pac-12 runner-up, also achieved a perfect four-year APR score;

· Both cross country programs were recognized last week by the NCAA for their perfect APR scores, easily placing them in the top 10 percentile of all Division I teams;

· All but two CU programs improved their four-year APR score from the 2013 report, giving the school its highest-ever APR average across all teams, a 983, since the inception of the Academic Performance Program;

· Seven teams scored a perfect 1000 in their 2012-13 annual APR, bringing the all-time total to 46; the women's cross country team earned a fourth consecutive perfect annual score;

· Football continued its steady upward trend in APR performance with a 955 score, five years removed from a 919 in 2008-09 that led to six-scholarship penalty and the only real low point in CU's APR history;

· Men's basketball maintained their remarkably high four-year score in the mid-980s (gaining a point to 985), continuing its dramatic improvement since Tad Boyle was named head coach in 2010.

Looking specifically at football the Buffaloes improved again and finished in the middle of the pack in the Pac-12 conference.

Stanford: 984 (978)
UCLA: 979 (966)
Utah: 970 (963)
Washington: 967 (954)
Arizona: 960 (956)
Oregon: 958 (951)
Colorado: 955 (946)
Oregon State: 950 (957)
Washington State: 944 (942)
Arizona State: 941 (937)
USC: 941 (945)
Cal: 938 (935)

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