The NCAA released their 2014-15 academic progress rates on Wednesday, and -- surprise! -- athletes (and everyone else, probably) from the University of Illinois are still really smart. In fact, football (982) received their best-ever mark while men's basketball (990) tied their high from 2004-05. Men's golf, women's golf, women's tennis, and volleyball also maintained their perfect scores from a year ago.
Other than being an extra source for bragging rights, these numbers don't really mean that much in the grand scheme of things as long as each program scores above 930 to avoid penalties. But the football team's APR may quickly become very important if there aren't enough six-win teams to fill the bowl games. In that scenario, the NCAA would award bids to the five-win teams with the highest APR; you can view that complete order right here.
If you'd like to compare the below numbers to 2013-14, click here.
2014-15 Illinois Athletics APR Scores
|Men's Cross Country||987|
|Men's Track (Indoor)||978|
|Men's Track (Outdoor)||978|
|Women's Cross Country||992|
|Women's Track (Indoor)||988|
|Women's Track (Outdoor)||988|