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Four Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Four Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

BATON ROUGE – The LSU men’s and women’s tennis teams along with women’s golf and men’s cross country all received an NCAA Public Recognition Award this week for its exceptional work in the classroom as part of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program.

This year marks the fourth consecutive year, and seventh overall, that the LSU men’s tennis team has received the NCAA Public Recognition Award, while women’s golf earned the award for the third straight year and fifth time overall.

LSU’s Top 25 women’s tennis team was recognized for the second consecutive year, while men’s cross country earned the distinction for the fourth year in a row.

Each year the NCAA honors selected sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR). This announcement is part of the overall NCAA 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. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

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 and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 academic years.