Tulane's men's tennis and women's swimming & diving programs have each received this award for the last four years.
May 7, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane men's tennis, women's basketball, women's bowling and women's swimming & diving programs were each recognized by the NCAA for placing in the top 10 percent in their sports in the latest multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR) for the 2012-13 season, it was announced by the NCAA on Wednesday.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester or quarter 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.
"I am proud of each our programs for their continued academic achievement," Tulane Director of Athletics Rick Dickson said. "This recognition is a reflection of the outstanding accomplishments of our student-athletes and our academic services group and together they continue to push Tulane to the forefront as a conference and national leader in the classroom."
Three of Tulane's four sports to be recognized sported perfect scores of 1,000, including men's tennis, women's bowling and women's swimming & diving, while women's basketball sported a 995 total. The men's tennis and women's swimming & diving programs have each received this award for the last four years.
A total of 1,049 teams were publicly recognized for high achievement and were represented by 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.
A total of 275 Division I schools (and seven in other divisions who have a sport competing in Division I) placed at least one team on the top APR list, up 19 from last year. Dartmouth College had the most teams (26 of 28) recognized, followed by Brown University (22 of 31) and Bucknell University (21 of 27).
"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 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 Wednesday, May 14. That announcement also will include APP penalties for low-performing teams, teams subject to postseason ineligibility and head coach APRs.