AUBURN, Ala. – Six Auburn Athletics teams received Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards for 2016-17, the NCAA announced Wednesday.
Men's basketball, women's cross country, women's golf, women's tennis, gymnastics and soccer were each honored for academic excellence among their peers.
The NCAA annually honors teams earning multiyear Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.
"To have six teams recognized for performing at an elite level is an outstanding accomplishment," Director of Athletics Allen Greene said. "We congratulate our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff for their diligence and commitment to holistic development."
From the NCAA: Each year, the NCAA honors selected NCAA Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that 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 May 23. That announcement also will include APP penalties for low-performing teams, teams subject to postseason ineligibility and head coach APRs.