Pac-10 Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

April 24, 2008

Courtesy: NCAA

The NCAA has honored NCAA Division I sports teams with public recognition awards for their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the broad Division I academic reform effort.

'Congratulations to these teams and their student-athletes for success in the classroom,' NCAA President Myles Brand said. 'They are setting a great example for their peers and future student-athletes, as well.'

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. High-performing teams receiving awards posted APR scores ranging from 965 to a perfect 1,000.

By sport, women's tennis featured the most teams (46), followed by women's volleyball (41) and women's golf (39). The men's sport with the highest number of teams were basketball and cross country (both with 33) and golf (32). This is the first year that basketball led men's sports.

Last year, a total of 839 teams were recognized. There are fewer awards this year than last year because there are fewer teams with perfect scores. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on how many achieved perfect 1,000 APR scores. In some sports, teams had to maintain a perfect score over the four-year period in order to be recognized.

Following is a list of the Pac-10 teams who have earned NCAA Public Recognition. For more information, visit:

Arizona State
Women's Tennis

Men's Basketball
Women's Golf

Oregon State
Women's Cross Country
Women's Track, Outdoor

Men's Football
Men's Track, Indoor
Men's Wrestling
Women's Basketball
Women's Golf
Women's Gymnastics
Women's Softball
Women's Swimming
Women's Volleyball
Women's Water Polo

Women's Softball

Women's Cross Country
Women's Golf
Women's Soccer

Women's Basketball
Women's Golf

Washington State
Women's Track, Indoor

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