Two programs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA today, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent plus ties in each sport.
Both men’s golf and men’s cross country had perfect 1000 APR multi-year scores in 2013. This is the second time men’s golf has earned the Public Recognition Award, having also been recognized in 2011.
Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The rate measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-2012 academic years.
Full APRs for all teams, including access to postseason play and penalties for low-performing teams, will be released by the NCAA on June 11.