May 12, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The Florida State men’s and women’s golf teams, both ranked in the nation’s top 25 and both competing in their respective NCAA championship tournaments, have been recognized by the NCAA with a perfect APR (Academic Progress Rate) for the period 2006-2009. The Department of Athletics at Florida State is one of nine ACC schools and the only Division I school in the state of Florida to have multiple varsity teams recognized publicly by the NCAA for having a perfect four-year average on the APR.
Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams who demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced at a later date.
“We are very proud of our men’s and women’s golf team’s ability to achieve outstanding balance academically and athletically,” said Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. “The student-athletes and their coaches should be applauded for the outstanding manner in which they represent this institution both in the classroom and on the golf course. Their commitment to overall excellence under Trey Jones is exemplary.”
The men’s golf team has earned a perfect APR average every year since the inception of the APR program in 2003. The women’s golf team has reached near perfect averages each year and had an average of 986 for the period 2005-2008.