Fourteen Yale Teams Honored By NCAA With Public Recognition Awards

An NCAA officials boat (Tim Bennett photo)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale had 14 teams honored by the NCAA with Public Recognition Awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally.

More than 1,000 Division I sports teams are being honored by the NCAA for top scores in the classroom. 

Based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate, these teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport.

The 1,049 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 631 women’s teams and 418 men’s or mixed squads. In 2013, 976 teams were recognized.

The scores required to be in the top ten ranged from 980 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the sport, with the majority of top 10 teams earning a perfect APR.

“Each year, more and more teams are achieving perfect APR scores,” said NCAA president Mark Emmert. “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.”

The conferences with the most teams receiving recognition are the Ivy League (117), Patriot League (94), Atlantic Coast Conference (77) and Big Ten Conference (66).

The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in each sport.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-2012 and 2012-13 academic years.

Yale's 14 NCAA Public Recognition Award recipients are:

Baseball

Field Hockey

Football

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Tennis

Men’s Track, Indoor

Men’s Track, Outdoor

Softball

Women’s Fencing

Women’s Golf

Gymnastics

Women’s Soccer

Women’s Swimming

Women’s Tennis

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