Four teams earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

May 5, 2017

DAVIS, Calif. - UC Davis softball, women's tennis, men's golf and men’s tennis all earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their outstanding academic achievements. The accolades were earned because each program’s recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate is among the top 10 percent of the sport.

All four teams posted a perfect 1,000 score.

Including this year’s recipients, no Big West school has a higher Public Recognition Award total than UC Davis and its 25 since the NCAA began honoring schools during the 2005-06 year.

The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams, and measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter. This annual figure gives a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport.

The most recent APR figures are based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years; the NCAA will release APR scores for all Division I teams on May 10. 

Women’s tennis has earned Public Recognition Awards in each of the last nine years by posting a perfect 1,000 each time. This is the first award for softball, men’s tennis and men’s golf.