April 25, 2008
AUBURN--The Auburn men's golf team received public recognition by the NCAA for their Academic Performance Rate (APR) score for 2007-08, after posting a multi-year score in the top 10 percentile of all squads in their sport, the NCAA announced Thursday. The Auburn men were the only Southeastern Conference golf program to be recognized by the NCAA.
"We are very proud of the men's golf team for receiving public recognition from the NCAA for the third consecutive year," said Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs. "We commend Coach Griffin and his program for their commitment, hard work and dedication towards one of our five goals, which is to successfully graduate our student-athletes."
It was the third consecutive year the men's golf program received the recognition for being in the top 10 percentile among men's Division I golf programs.
The NCAA-developed Academic Progress Rate (APR) is the fulcrum upon which the entire academic-reform structure rests. Developed as a more real-time assessment of teams' academic performance than the six-year graduation-rate calculation provides, the APR awards two points each term to student-athletes who meet academic-eligibility standards and who remain with the institution. A team's APR is the total points earned by the team at a given time divided by the total points possible.