Four UT Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards for High Academic Marks


INDIANAPOLIS — A total of four athletic teams at The University of Texas have earned Public Recognition Awards for their latest multi-year NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR), the NCAA announced Wednesday. These teams include: baseball, men's basketball, men's tennis and volleyball. Texas tied Kansas State for the most teams recognized among Big 12 Conference institutions.

The awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sport, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.

The NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I sports team through its innovative APR, which provides an annual scorecard of academic achievement. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.

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Full multi-year APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition awards, will be announced May 14. That announcement will also include penalties for low-performing teams, teams subject to postseason ineligibility and head coach APRs.

(Source: University of Texas Athletics Department)


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