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Kentucky's APR scores remained well above the required scores and, in more cases than not, were above the national average.

Overall, 14 of UK's 22 teams had a higher APR score than the national average in their respective sports.

The multi-year scores run from the 2008-09 academic year through 2011-12. They factor in eligibility, graduation and retention.

No team incurred an APR penalty. Kentucky and Vanderbilt are the only SEC schools to have never incurred a penalty in the eight-year history of the APR.

The men's basketball team posted a multi-year APR score of 963, above the Division-I average of 952.

"I’m extremely proud of what our players continue to do academically," John Calipari said in a release. "Today’s APR scores are another example of the hard work they put in to succeed both on the court and in the classroom. We’re expecting our APR to jump even higher next year with the academic success and graduations we had this year."

It marks the continuation of high scores for teams under Calipari. Since the first two years of the APR, when Calipari's Memphis teams were under the national average, his scores have been above (and usually well above) the mean. Take a look at the chart:

Kentucky’s APR scores released; men’s basketball above average

Here's the full list of APR scores by sport:

Baseball: 987
Football: 943
Men's Basketball: 963
Men's Cross Country: 994
Men's Golf: 1000
Men's Soccer: 952
Men's Swimming: 969
Men's Tennis: 987
Men's Track, Indoor: 947
Men's Track, Outdoor: 951
Mixed Rifle: 982
Softball: 976
Softball: 976
Women's Cross Country: 987
Women's Golf: 1000
Women's Gymnastics: 981
Women's Soccer: 987
Women's Swimming: 981
Women's Tennis: 984
Women's Track, Indoor: 984
Women's Track, Outdoor: 986
Women's Volleyball: 985

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