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Baylor Sports Earn APR Public Recognition Awards

17 May 2018

We are as focused on classroom achievement as we are with what we accomplish as competitors on the mat. The football, men's tennis, wrestling, women's gymnastics and women's tennis teams all ranked in the top 10 percent for their sport.

The five teams - women's fencing, men's golf, women's tennis, women's volleyball and wrestling - earned multi-year April scores in the top 10 percent nationally for their respective sport through the 2016-17 academic year (data from 2013-14 through 2016-17). The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement.

Multi-year April scores for all Division I sports teams will be released by the NCAA May 23.

The APR figures released Wednesday are based on scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

The Maryland cross country and tennis programs were recognized Wednesday as part of the 2018 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program. "Our Student-Athlete Success Program continues its outstanding work with all 24 of our sports and I want to thank them for their tireless dedication to our student-athletes".

Each year, the NCAA honors selected NCAA Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I April.

Women's golf is being honored for the first time. To be recognized, a program must rank in the top 10 percent within the sport nationally.

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Last year, Rutgers football's multi-year April increased one point, from 972 to 973.

The NCAA's April is created to track the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship at a particular institution.

The APR measures the eligibility, retention and graduation of student-athletes.

The University of Arkansas has earned a public recognition award in 12 of the 13 years since the program was initiated.

Notre Dame's second-place finish in 2018 in terms of sports honored comes after the Irish produced the largest number of honored programs in four of the previous seven years. The 2016-17 honor was the first for the program and marked the first time a Razorback sport made its debut in the public recognition awards since both swimming and diving and volleyball earned their first honors in 2011-12.

In addition, Duke was third among ACC schools, trailing only Notre Dame and Boston College and ahead of North Carolina (10), Clemson (7), Virginia (7), Georgia Tech (5), Louisville (5), Syracuse (5), Florida State (4), Virginia Tech (4), Wake Forest (4), Miami (3), N.C. State (3) and Pittsburgh (3).

Baylor Sports Earn APR Public Recognition Awards