USC Baseball and Women's Lacrosse, Soccer and Tennis Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards
May, 7, 2014
USC's baseball, women's lacrosse, women's soccer and women's tennis teams were honored today (May 7) with NCAA Public Recognition Awards for top scores in the classroom.
The four Trojan teams are among more than 1,000 NCAA Division I teams that posted scores in the top 10 percent of their sport.
Each year, the NCAA honors teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation each semester or quarter and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
APRs for all Division I teams will be released May 14. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally. Teams must meet a certain academic threshold to qualify for the postseason, and they also can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-2012 and 2012-13 academic years.