INDIANAPOLIS, IND.- The Presbyterian College men's tennis and women's soccer teams have earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for their latest Academic Progress Report (APR) scores. The distinctions honors the programs for an APR in the top 10 percent of Division I men's tennis and women's soccer programs in the nation. This honor marks the third straight for men's tennis and sixth straight for women's soccer.
PC is among the Big South Conference-record 19 athletic programs to receive the honor, which is four more than the previous high and the seventh overall double-figure total in the 10 years of the NCAA's academic reform program. Presbyterian College has the most awards among the Big South membership with 18.
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 score honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR (the most recent APRs are based on scores from the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years). This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams who demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. By measuring eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter, the APR provides a clear picture of academic performance in each sport.
Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams will be announced on May 27.