ECU women's golf, softball lauded
The Daily Reflector
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The NCAA honored the East Carolina women's golf and softball teams for their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate, which ranked in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.
Both teams earned a perfect score of 1,000 for the 2016-17 academic year. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
The recognition marks the third straight and fourth overall for the women's golf team, which was cited for its academic achievements after the 2004-05, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years. The softball team was honored for the second consecutive year (third overall).
Teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,284, up by 79 from the previous academic year, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Of the teams recognized, 457 competed in men’s or mixed sports and 827 competed in women’s sports. APRs for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 985 to a perfect 1,000, and the number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,188, with more 98 teams than last year.
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 as well as graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.