April 24, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (SMU) - The NCAA has honored the SMU Women's Golf Team with a public recognition award for the team's latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate score. This marks the second straight season the Mustang women's golf program has been so honored.
The squad was one of 712 Division I sports teams selected based on their academic performance. To be honored, a team must post a multi-year APR score in the top 10 percent of all squads in its respective sport. This year's list includes 401 women's teams and 311 men's or mixed squads. A total of 192 Division I institutions had at least one team on the top APR list. High-performing teams receiving awards posted APR scores ranging from 965 to a perfect 1,000 over the data collection period.
"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 effort is part of a public-recognition program the Division I Board of Directors approved in January 2006.
For a complete list of teams receiving awards by sport, click here.
SMU, the only Division I athletic program in Dallas, Texas, sponsors 17 sports and has been ranked as the top school in its conference for 10 straight years in the Director's Cup overall athletic rankings. More information about SMU and its coaches, athletes and teams is available at www.SMUMustangs.com.
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