PULLMAN - The Washington State University men's golf program was recognized by the NCAA for ranking in the top 10% for Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in 2018-19, it was announced Tuesday.
This marks the second-straight year the men's golf program achieved a perfect four-year APR score of 1,000 and received public recognition by the NCAA.
"This Top 10 recognition is the payoff for tremendous work by our men's golf student-athletes, coaches and academic staff; hats off to all who contributed to this achievement," said WSU Faculty Athletics Representative Nancy Swanger. "Men's golf should be honored by this great accomplishment and for the manner in which they represent Washington State University."
The honor is given to programs whose multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores are among 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. The latest APR score takes into account the previous four academic years, this latest score beginning with 2015-16. WSU men's golf has registered perfect single-year APR scores for each of the last five academic years.
The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
Multi-year APR scores for all Division I athletic programs, including the teams receiving public recognition awards, will be announced May 19.