Two Air Force athletic teams receive NCAA public recognition awards
May 7, 2014
The Air Force men's golf and women's tennis teams have received public recognition awards as part of the 2014 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) by the NCAA, according to an announcement today.
Both teams were also very competitive on the field/court this season. The men's golf team finished fourth in the Mountain West Conference championships, tying the highest ever for an Air Force golf team, and senior Kyle Westmoreland earned his second straight trip to the NCAA regional championships. The women's tennis team finished 17-9 this season to post its first-straight winning season.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). 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 within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. This year's release will again include recognition in the sport of football by subdivision (i.e., Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision).
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.
Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced May 14. That announcement also will include APP penalties for low-performing teams, teams subject to postseason ineligibility and head coach APRs. As in past years, you will be notified prior to this public release of scores, postseason ineligibility and penalties.