Based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate, these teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport.
Altogether Baylor has received 19 public April awards in seven different sports, including baseball (2007, 2012, 2018), men's basketball (2009, 2018), men's cross country (2006, 2011), men's golf (2010), women's golf (2009, 2010, 2015) soccer (2018) and softball (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018).
"We're very proud that four of our programs received the Public Recognition Award from the NCAA", Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Lisa Campos said. The other teams include: North Carolina men's basketball, Clemson football, Arizona State women's golf, Oklahoma women's gymnastics and Florida women's tennis. I would also like to thank the Morgan Academic Center staff for their efforts in supporting our student-athletes. This year marks the second straight in which the women's tennis program finished with an April above 1,000 and received a Public Recognition Award. This year marks the first year in which the baseball program has been honored with a Public Recognition Award. Only once before has Tech received five NCAA Public Recognition Awards for a single academic year - 2008-09 (baseball, men's cross country, women's cross country, golf and volleyball). "The combination of athletics, academic studies and academic support staff at Penn State is fantastic and I can't wait to see our student-athletes making an impact in their communities once they graduate!" The women's golf squad, led by Denise St. Pierre, is next among Penn State squads with six NCAA Public Recognition Awards.
The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention.
The NCAA's April is created to track the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship at a particular institution. Of the 64-team women's tournament, Gonzaga was one of 15 honored.
Villanova is one of just four Division I schools to have 18 or more teams recognized in Wednesday's announcement and is the only school to have over 80 percent of its programs earn a public recognition award.
"The key with the April is that it's a complete team effort, from our faculty to our campus advisers, coaches and administration", said Tommy Powell, the school's assistant provost for student-athlete academic development "We all work together to make a world-class experience for our student-athletes and prepare them for life when they leave".