Last week, the NCAA recognized the Colorado cross country teams for earning perfect Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores.

On Wednesday, the good news kept on coming for the Buffs.

The NCAA released complete data and for the fourth consecutive year, the results are the highest in CU history.

Leading the charge are the cross country programs. Both squads have perfect 1,000 scores for the 2012-13 academic year and the four-year period that began in 2009-10.

In all, seven CU teams recorded perfect 1,000 scores for the 2012-13 period. Besides the cross country teams, the five others are all women's squads: basketball, golf, soccer, tennis and volleyball.

"Our student-athletes have once again raised the bar and cleared in comfortably with the APR scores reported this week," Dr. David Clough, CU's Faculty Athletics Representative, said in the school's release. "These results have set a standard that will be difficult to outdistance next year, At some point, we will expect annual variations about the high APR level reflected here, but our student-athletes continue to surprise me with their academic achievements. These are also a credit to the great support provided by the Herbst Academic Center, the coaching staffs and the faculty advisors on campus. All of us at CU-Boulder should be justly proud of this report."

The two most high-profile teams at CU continue to make gains in the classroom as well.

Mike MacIntyre's football team notched a score of 955 for the four-year period. The Buffs are just five years removed from a 919 score in 2008-09 that led to a six-scholarship penalty.

The men's basketball team has a four-year score of 985. It was 984 last year, according to CU.

Meanwhile, the volleyball team showed the greatest improvement in the multi-year score, raising its previous four-year score 17 points to a 994.

The only two programs that did not improve their multi-year scores were women's basketball (985) and men's golf (973). However, neither are in jeopardy of the 930 score that puts teams in position to lose postseason competition opportunities and other sanctions.

The women's lacrosse program, which began competition this spring, does not have an APR score for this year, but will be included next year.

Nationally, 36 Division I athletic teams will face postseason bans next fall because of sub-par APR scores.

Seventeen of those teams play either football or men's basketball. Last year, 17 teams faced postseason bans because of poor academic results.

The highest-profile teams on the list in football are UNLV and Idaho. In men's basketball, schools include San Jose State and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.