ATHENS, Ohio -- The NCAA has recognized the Ohio women's basketball, women's cross country and women's golf programs for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.
The three programs were among more than 1,300 from 321 schools that were recognized by the NCAA today. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.
All three Ohio teams earned Public Recognition Awards for achieving NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent within their sport and for having a perfect 1,000 multi-year rate, which is the result of four perfect single-year scores of 1,000.
"Congratulations to the programs earning Public Recognition Awards for their commitment to academic success," said NCAA President Mark Emmert. "The number of perfect scores this year is an indication that schools and student-athletes are setting high bars for achievement, and we are proud that they are continuing to succeed academically as well as athletically."
APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 8. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the ongoing academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.