May 12, 2010
MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin volleyball team was recognized on Wednesday by the NCAA for its Academic Progress Rate (APR). Volleyball was the only UW team credited and was one of 55 Division I volleyball programs honored nationally. The Badgers received a perfect score of 1,000 the last four years for a four-year average of 1,000.
Based on the most recent multi-year APRs, 841 Division I teams earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards by the NCAA. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs. Teams receiving public recognition awards this year posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000.
The APR provides a real-time view of a team's academic success by tracking the progress of each student-athlete during the school year. By measuring eligibility and retention each semester or quarter, the APR provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
An APR score of 925 is the minimum level of academic success; teams scoring below 925 can lose scholarships and face other sanctions over time, including bans on postseason play. A total of 228 institutions, out of 331 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list. Another six schools that offer athletics in more than one division, out of 50 overall within the NCAA, placed Division I teams on the list as well.
Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced at a later date. That announcement also will include immediate and historical penalties for low-performing teams.
A complete list of teams recognized by sport and by school can be found at NCAA.org.