Indiana Men's Golf and Women's Soccer Recognized by NCAA
April 22, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf and women's soccer teams are among 800 Division I sports teams being recognized for top academic performance as part of the NCAA's academic reform program.
Based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates, these awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention, and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
"I want to congratulate the men's golf and women's soccer student-athletes for their outstanding work in the classroom, and commend the leadership of head coaches Mike Mayer and Mick Lyon for continuing to reinforce academic achievement as a top priority.," said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "Indiana University has had a long history of excellence both on and off the playing field, and our men's golf and women's soccer programs continue to add to that reputation."
High-performing teams receiving public recognition awards this year posted APR scores ranging from 976 to a perfect 1,000.
"The vast majority of sports teams are performing very well academically and exceeding the 925 threshold for their APR scores," NCAA President Myles Brand said. "Nearly 800 of these teams are worthy of special attention, and I commend them for their excellence in academics and athletics."
The 767 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 11.9 percent of the approximately 6,484 Division I teams. The list includes 448 women's teams and 319 men's or mixed squads. A total of 205 institutions, out of 331 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on how many achieved perfect 1,000 APR scores. Multi-year APR scores for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition awards, will be announced May 6.
We are very proud that these programs are being publicly commended on their outstanding academic achievement," Glass added. "The academic success of these teams is fortunately typical of our programs which routinely exceed the NCAA acceptable minimum of 925 by a very large margin."
Click here to view the complete release from the NCAA.
Check back soon