Wednesday, 16 August 2017

SDSU’s women’s golf, women’s volleyball teams recognized for APR achievement – The San Diego Union-Tribune


San Diego State’s women’s golf and women’s volleyball teams were among 28 Mountain West athletic programs to receive public recognition this week from the NCAA for achievement in the most recent Academic Progress Rates (APR) multiyear report.

Both the Aztecs golf and volleyball programs had perfect 1,000 scores in the multiyear APR, which measures academic achievement. The NCAA focuses on each sports’ multi-year score, which is based on four years, in this case the 2012-13 through 2015-16 school years.

SDSU has had 13 teams earn the NCAA’s Public Recognition Award. The women’s tennis program had earned four straight before this year.

The news came as the SDSU women’s golf prepared for postseason play in the NCAA Lubbock Regional. The three-day, 54-hole event begins Monday in Lubbock, Texas. This is the seventh regionals appearance in eight years for the Aztecs, who are seeded eighth in the event.

On Wednesday, the NCAA will release APR scores for all Division I teams.

In 2004, the NCAA approved legislation for the APR, which “holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term.”

According to NCAA.org, here’s how the APR is determined:

“Each student-athlete receiving athletically-related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for being academically eligible. A team’s total points are divided by points possible and then multiplied by 1,000 to equal the team’s Academic Progress Rate. In addition to a team’s current-year APR, its rolling four-year APR is also used to determine accountability.”

kirk.kenney@sduniontribune.com / on Twitter: @sdutkirKDKenney



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