May 7, 2014
DAVIS, Calif. - The UC Davis women's tennis has received an NCAA Public Recognition Award for the seventh straight year for its outstanding Academic Progress Rate, it was announced on Wednesday.
The NCAA presents Public Recognition Awards on an annual basis to teams whose APRs are among the top 10 percent of all teams in their respective sports. Comprised of both student-athlete retention and eligibility, APR calculations help measure classroom performance of all student-athletes.
Wednesday's announcement covered APRs from the 2009-10 through 2012-13 academic years. A total of 1,049 teams, including 631 women's and 418 men's or mixed teams, were honored by the NCAA, an increase of 73 from last year.
"Each year, more and more teams are achieving perfect APR scores," said NCAA president Mark Emmert in the organization's official announcement. "We are proud of our member schools' commitment to providing tremendous opportunities for student-athletes so they can succeed on the field, in the classroom, and in life."
APR scores for this year's teams ranged from 980 to a perfect 1,000, according to the NCAA, but a majority of the teams in the top 10 earned perfect scores.
The Big West, including former member Pacific, had nine teams from seven schools recognized by the NCAA. UC Davis has had 15 teams receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards in its Div. I history.