Seven UVA teams earn NCAA APP public recognition

virginia uvaUVA Athletics had seven teams earn Public Recognition for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their most recent NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rates (APR), the NCAA national office announced on Wednesday (May 16).

UVA’s men’s cross country, men’s track and field and men’s golf team, along with the women’s basketball, women’s golf, women’s track and field and volleyball teams were among more than 1,200 teams nationally to earn the awards based on their most recent multi-year APRs, which include the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

Virginia’s seven teams ties for the second-most in school history to be recognized since the Public Recognition inception in 2004-05, trailing the eight sports programs recognized in 2014-15. Women’s golf leads the way at UVA, earning the distinction nine times. Volleyball has been recognized eight times, while this is the seventh recognition for women’s track, fifth for men’s golf, fourth for men’s cross country, third for women’s basketball and second for men’s track.

Teams earning Public Recognition increased to 1,284 nationally, up by 79 from the previous academic year, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Of the teams recognized across the country, 457 competed in men’s or mixed sports, and 827 competed in women’s sports. APRs for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 985 to a perfect 1,000, and the number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,188, marking an increase of 98 teams from last year.

The Atlantic Coast Conference ranks third nationally in total number of teams earning Public Recognition with 96.

APR scores for all NCAA Division I teams will be released May 23. 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 a multi-year score of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.

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