Missouri football has graduated 96% of its last five senior classes

The University of Missouri football program has received acclaim from the NCAA for its academic achievements once again.

The Mizzou football team has been recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10 percent in the nation in Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the 2011-12 academic year, it was announced Wednesday.

Mizzou's football, gymnastics and women's swimming squads all posted top 10 APR marks for the 2011-12 academic year.

The full APR report from the NCAA will be made available June 10, announcing detailed rates for all Mizzou teams.

The recognition is par for the course for the Tiger football program under the direction of Head Coach Gary Pinkel. Mizzou has consistently ranked near the top of its conference in APR and Graduation Success Rate (GSR) during his tenure.

In fact, from the last five senior classes, 93-of-97 student-athletes (96%) have gone on to receive their MU degrees.

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