June 5, 2013
Two of Air Force's intercollegiate athletic programs - women's tennis and men's golf - received public recognition for their high achievement in the latest multiyear Academic Program Rate scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
The NCAA awards public recognition to teams that have posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their sport every spring. This marks the second consecutive year the women's tennis team has received APR Public Recognition and the first year for the men's golf team.
In addition to their success in the classroom, each of these programs also performed well on the field in 2012-13. The golf team shattered the school record for scoring average and tied its best finish ever at the conference tournament (4th place), while the women's tennis team produced its fourth straight winning season, a first since moving to Division I in 1996.
Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The rate measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2008-09 through the 2011-12 academic years.