Women's Golf Earns NCAA Academic Honor

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 06/14/2012
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      WILMINGTON, N.C. - The UNCW women's golf program has received a Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for the third consecutive year for placing among the top 10 percent nationally for its work in the classroom.

      The NCAA honored 950 Division I teams Thursday with public recognition awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The teams recorded multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

      The APR is a yearly measure of eligibility and retention for student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. Thursday's APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that includes scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

      In seven years of the NCAA's academic reform program, 2,946 different teams have received Public Recognition Awards, representing 46 percent of eligible teams during that time. Of that total, 209 teams have received Public Recognition Awards each year of the program.

      ""I'm very proud of the women's golf program for continuing to achieve a perfect APR score," said 10th-year UNCW Coach Cindy Ho, the 2012 CAA Coach-of-the-Year. "Academic success and graduation have always been priorities for the women's golf team members and the perfect APR score reflects their dedication and commitment in the classroom. Our academic support staff and faculty work very closely with our student-athletes providing the guidance and mentoring necessary in their academic achievement, and share in our APR success."

UNCW's NCAA Publication Recognition Award Winners

2004-05: Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Swimming,Women's Indoor Track, Women's Outdoor Track

2005-06: Men's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Swimming

2006-07: Men's Basketball

2007-08: Men's Basketball

2008-09: Women's Golf

2009-10: Women's Golf

2010-11: Women's Golf