Three Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards
BATON ROUGE – The LSU men’s golf, women’s golf and women’s cross country teams received NCAA Public Recognition Awards Wednesday for their exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program.
The awards are given annually to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their Academic Progress Rates (APR).
LSU’s total of three teams ranks second in the Southeastern Conference behind Vanderbilt’s seven. Georgia, Ole Miss and Tennessee tied for third with two teams receiving recognition.
Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and Mississippi State each had one team recognized, while Arkansas and South Carolina did not receive recognition.
“I believe that our approach to developing young minds begins with a dream team of individuals who are passionate about what they do and how they do it,” said Kenneth O. Miles, Executive Director of the LSU Academic Center for Student-Athletes. “LSU is fortunate to have a dream team of advisors and learning specialists to teach and provide the infrastructure for learning. LSU is also fortunate to have coaches who emphasize the same goals as the CCACSA.
“Collectively, we strive to retain and graduate our student-athletes. We will continue to build upon their successes. Many kudos to cross country and men’s and women’s golf for truly exemplifying what it means to be a student-athlete.”
Teams receiving public recognition awards this year posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on how many achieved perfect scores.
The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.