NASHVILLE --- Two Tennessee State University programs, men's cross country and women's golf, earned APR Public Recognition Awards for the 2018-2019 academic year.
As part of the Academic Progress Rate, the NCAA established a public recognition program for the top-performing teams in each sport based on their most recent multiyear APR. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent, plus ties, in each sport.
“We are so proud of both programs that earned and received an APR Multiyear Rate of 1000,” commented Associate AD for Compliance and Academic Services Jennifer Bell. “We look forward to the continuous academic success of all our athletic programs.”
The APR system includes rewards for superior academic performance and penalties for teams that do not achieve certain academic benchmarks. Data are collected annually, and results are announced in the spring.
The NCAA recognized nearly 1,400 Division I programs from 326 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.
Teams earning Public Recognition Awardsincreased to 1,380, up by 52 from the previous academic year, largely due to an increase in squads with perfect scores. APRs for programs in the top 10% ranged from 987 to a perfect 1,000. The number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,266, an increase of 52 teams from last year.