NCAA Report: Tech women's golf team tops OVC, state and nation in 2014 APR
May 15, 2014
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech women's golf team
achieved the highest mark among all women's golf programs in the
Ohio Valley Conference, the state and the nation in the latest
Academic Progress Report, released Wednesday by the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
For the fifth consecutive year, all 14 Tennessee Tech athletic
teams comfortably exceeded the national standard for the NCAA
multi-year Athletic Progress Rate (APR), with four Tech teams
topping the Ohio Valley Conference and two topping all public
universities in the state.
Six of Tech’s 14 teams had perfect one-year rates of
1,000, up one from last year, and 11 Tech teams ranked among the
top half of schools in the OVC. Compared to all programs
nationwide, 11 Golden Eagle teams achieved multi-year rates higher
than the national average.
Every Division I sports team calculates its APR each academic
year, based on the eligibility, graduation and retention of each
scholarship student-athlete. Teams scoring below certain thresholds
can face consequences, such as practice restrictions and
restrictions on postseason competition. The current multi-year
rates are based on the past four years’ performances. The
most recent APRs are based on the scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11,
2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years.
“We take a great deal of pride in the academic success of
all our teams, and these APR rates verify, once again, that we are
successfully fulfilling our mission toward our student-athletes,"
said Mark Wilson, Director of Athletics. “Success in our APR
numbers speaks to the diligence of our student-athletes, our
coaches and our academic support system and personnel. Our
student-athletes are coming in better prepared when they enter
Tennessee Tech, and they are staying on track to earn their
The six Golden Eagle teams which achieved perfect scores for the
most recent year in the report (2012-13) are men’s cross
country, golf and tennis, women’s golf, softball and
In the multi-year rates, the Tech women’s golf team tied for
the highest APR in the OVC, the state and the nation with a mark of
The Golden Eagle women's golf team was joined atop the OVC by the
Golden Eagle men's tennis (990), soccer (997) and football (965)
teams. The Tech softball (997) and men's golf (992) teams each
ranked second in the OVC. Other teams among the top half in the
league were baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's indoor
track and volleyball.
It was the second high mark for the Golden Eagle women's golf
squad in a week. Last week, the Golden Eagle soccer and women's
golf teams were recognized for their classroom success when they
received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA.
Compared with other in-state public universities, Tech's women's
golf and soccer teams had the highest multi-year APR while the
softball, football and men's tennis teams ranked second.
“These kinds of APR numbers point out that our
student-athletes and our staff continue to take seriously our goal
of stressing the importance of academic success,” Wilson
Tennessee Tech's 2014 Multi-Year APR Rates
Indoor Track & Field
Outdoor Track & Field
Note: The NCAA expected standard APR score for a team's
multi-year rate is 930