AUGUSTA, Ga. – For the seventh straight season, the Augusta University women's golf team has received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for being in the top 10 academic progress rate for Division I NCAA golf. This is the third award for head coach Caroline Hegg.
The NCAA has recognized more than 1,300 programs from 321 schools for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.
"Congratulations to the programs earning Public Recognition Awards for their commitment to academic success," NCAA President Mark Emmert said. "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."
Largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores, teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,328, up by 44 from the previous academic year. APRs for programs in the top 10% ranged from 987 to a perfect 1,000, and the number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,214, marking an increase of 26 teams from last year.
Of the teams recognized, 471 competed in men's or mixed sports, and 857 competed in women's sports. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.
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