June 14, 2012
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada men's golf and rifle teams have received Public Recognition Awards as part of the 2012 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I teams by publicly recognizing their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) data. 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 in their sports.
The 954 teams honored by the NCAA today have posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. Top performing teams this year posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000 for the 2007-08 to 2010-11 academic years with a majority of the team's earning a perfect APR.
This year marks the second time that both Wolf Pack squads have received this honor. Nevada's rifle team earned the same award in 2008-09, while the Wolf Pack men's golf team is being honored for the second consecutive year. The NCAA will release complete APR scores for all teams on Wednesday, June 20.
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.
"We are very proud of the academic success that our men's golf and rifle teams have achieved and the fact that those two teams are ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation," said Dr. Jean Perry, Nevada's Faculty Athletic Representative and Special Assistant to the President for Athletics Academics and Compliance. "This award exemplifies the great commitment that our teams have to excel in the classroom and in competition."