SIX UT TEAMS EARN NCAA PUBLIC RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR HIGH ACADEMIC MARKS
INDIANAPOLIS — A total of six 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, women’s golf, soccer and volleyball.
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 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. Top-performing APRs this year ranged from 978 to a perfect 1,000, with the majority of teams earning a perfect APR.
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.
Full multi-year APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition awards and penalties for low-performing teams, will be announced on June 11.