NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards Database

INDIANAPOLIS – (May 3) Seattle University men's basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country and women's golf have been honored by the NCAA with Public Recognition Awards, bestowed on teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates after the 2015-16 academic year, the association announced Wednesday.

Based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates, these teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.

A total of 1,203 Division I teams from 306 schools received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for the 2015-16 academic year. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

A total of 306 schools had teams recognized with Public Recognition Awards.

Seattle U tied for the most programs honored among Western Athletic Conference members. Utah Valley also had four programs on the list as 14 total WAC sports teams were recognized.

“NCAA student-athletes and schools continue to achieve unprecedented levels of academic success,” said Mark Emmert, NCAA president. “We commend these programs for their commitment to academic excellence and dedication to preparing student-athletes for life after college.”

APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 10. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.

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