Alabama Men’s Basketball Team Leads SEC in Academic Progress Rate
TUSCALOOSA-- After a year long hiatus where the NCAA did not release the academic progress rate (APR) for its athletic programs, the Alabama Men's Basketball team returned with the highest reported score in program history.
The reports, which were calculated during the 2020-2021 school year, stated that Alabama Men's Basketball finished with a perfect score of 1000. This score is the highest for the program in its history since the NCAA began recording the APR for its involved universities in 2004.
Five players graduated during the spring commencement in 2021. Herb Jones, John Petty III, Alex Reese, Tyler Barnes, and Britton Johnson's commitment to academics helped to boost the team's overall score to the highest possible level.
The perfect score recorded by the Crimson Tide puts them at the top of the SEC, beating out all opponents and tying with The University of Tennessee to claim its third SEC title from that season.
The top five schools in the SEC were The University of Alabama (1000), University of Tennessee (1000), Auburn University (995), University of Florida (990) and The University of South Carolina (985). Five schools scored lower than the national average of 968, but none scored below the minimum. LSU finished with the lowest score in the conference with a 940.
Tide Hoops team scored 32 points more in the APR than the national average, and easily beat out the 930 points required to keep scholarships and not face any type of suspensions.
16 different programs at the University of Alabama scored a higher APR than the national average, and seven total teams reached the pinnacle of academic success with a 1000 rating.