June 11, 2013
The Tennessee men's tennis team recorded a perfect score of 1000 in the 2011-12 Academic Progress Rates, which were released Tuesday by the NCAA.
The Vols' rolling four-year APR was a near-perfect 991.
In addition to finishing five of the last six seasons ranked in the national top 10 on the college courts, the Vols have been consistently strong in the classroom during Sam Winterbotham and Chris Woodruff's seven seasons coaching together at UT.
The Vols have been named an ITA All-Academic Team the last four years with a team GPA above 3.2. A program record five Vols were named ITA Scholar-Athletes in 2012, each of them posting a year-long GPA above 3.5. Individual academic awards for 2013 have not been released yet.
The men's tennis squad was one of nine Tennessee teams to post an 2011-12 APR of 1000, joining Men's Golf, Women's Golf, Softball, Rowing, Women's Tennis, Women's Indoor Track, Women's Outdoor Track, and Volleyball. As announced on May 23, UT student-athletes posted a cumulative GPA of 3.05, the highest since 2003, the earliest year for which sport-by-sport data is available. A record 115 student-athletes were named to their respective Dean's Lists, and 10 programs recorded a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Academic Progress Rate, now in its ninth year, measures the eligibility and retention of scholarship student-athletes competing on every Division I athletics team, measuring progress toward degree while also serving as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the most recent four-year period, encompassing the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12 academic years.