Golf Program Receives Academic Honor

Golf Program Receives Academic Honor

The awards, based on a team's Academic Progress Rate, go to athletic teams that post multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in a given sport. Women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's golf, softball and men's tennis were all recognized by the NCAA.

The NCAA has recognized a total of 77 Penn State teams with a Public Recognition Award since the program's inception in 2006. Of the teams recognized, 457 competed in men's or mixed sports, and 827 competed in women's sports.

The mission of the Ole Miss Student-Athlete Development program is to challenge student-athletes to be lifelong learners while pursuing continuous improvement academically, socially, personally and professionally during and beyond their careers as student-athletes. Since the April program was put into place, the three Villanova programs which have earned public recognition awards most often are women's track & field (10 recognition awards), golf and men's tennis (nine recognition awards each). GT golf is one of only 85 programs that has earned all 13 Public Recognition Awards. Only once before has Tech received five NCAA Public Recognition Awards for a single academic year - 2008-09 (baseball, men's cross country, women's cross country, golf and volleyball). "This honor is a credit to the dedication of our student-athletes, coaches and support staff". It provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The field hockey team, led by coach Char Morett, has received an NCAA Public Recognition Award nine times.

Women's Tennis became the seventh Razorback program to earn distinction from the NCAA as part of the APR Public Recognition Awards. It measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. The Nittany Lions have won 107 Big Ten championships or tournament titles since capturing their first crown in 1992-93, including conference titles in women's soccer, women's volleyball and wrestling in 2017-18.

The school said in a press release on Wednesday that five of its teams had flawless scores over the most recent four years that were used in the calculation.

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I athletics teams across the country.

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