By KURT VOIGT
AP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE (AP) - Arkansas has exceeded the benchmark for the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate in each of its 19 sports, the first time the school has done so in all of its athletic programs.
The Razorbacks had topped the 930 benchmark for academic performance in 18 of 19 sports programs in each of the previous three years. The men's basketball program topped the mark for the first time in figures released by the NCAA, scoring a 951.
The APR measures the classroom performance of every Division I team. This year's data calculates rates from 2008-09 through 2011-12, which was Arkansas basketball coach Mike Anderson's first season with the Razorbacks.
Anderson helped guided Arkansas to a 977 APR mark for the 2011-12 school year, the basketball team's best performance in five years of measurement.
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