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STORRS, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) _ According to Academic Progress Rate data released by the NCAA Wednesday, the UConn men’s basketball team scored a perfect 1,000 for the 2012-13 school year, Kevin Ollie’s first as head coach.

The UConn women also scored a perfect 1,000 for that same time period.

For the men, it brings their four-year rate to 936, a number buoyed by a score of 826 in the first year of the four-year academic period. The minimum needed to avoid penalty is 930.

This comes in the wake of a 2012-13 season when the UConn men were banned from postseason play for previous poor APR numbers.

The UConn women have a startling four-year score of 989.

Football scored a 964, a four-year average of 957.

Field hockey, which also won a national title, scored a perfect 1,000. A total of 14 UConn teams earned a perfect 1,000 APR score for the 2012-13 academic year.

Outside of the three aforementioned teams to net perfect scores were men’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s rowing, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis, men’s indoor track and field, men’s outdoor track and field and volleyball.

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