Women's Golf and Soccer, Men's Indoor Track Earn APR Honors|
May 17, 2011
The USC women's golf, women's soccer and men's indoor track and field teams were recognized today with Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA's Academic Performance Program.
The awards are given annually to NCAA Division I teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their most recent multi-year APRs.
USC's women's golf team has been recognized each of the six years the APR has been in existence and has posted a perfect APR score each year. Women's soccer is making its fifth appearance on the list while men's indoor track and field is making its debut.
The APR provides a real-time view of a team's academic success by tracking the progress of each student-athlete during the school year. By measuring eligibility and retention each semester or quarter, the APR provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
The 909 Division I teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 14 percent of the 6,385 eligible Division I teams. The list includes 525 women's teams and 384 men's or mixed squads.
For the complete NCAA release on the APR news, please click here.