April 24, 2008 - by
Seminole Softball and Men’s Golf Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

April 24, 2008

Two Florida State athletic teams – softball and men’s golf – have earned Public Recognition Awards from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for earning high scores in the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) compilation.  These teams posted multi-year 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.  Florida State is one of nine ACC schools that had teams honored.


“We are certainly very proud of our softball and men’s golf programs,” Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman said.  “This is a tribute to their hard work and dedication not only on the playing field but in the classroom as well.  They exemplify the true meaning of student-athlete.”


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.


Multi-year APR scores for all 6,110 Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition awards, will be announced May 6. The announcement also will include immediate and historical penalties for low-performing teams.


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