Michigan Leads Big Ten with 11 NCAA Public Recognition Awards

May 3, 2017

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A total of 11 University of Michigan varsity athletic teams have received Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA, in an announcement made Wednesday (May 3). The 11 selections lead the Big Ten Conference schools and represent a school record, surpassing the previous high of 10 set in both 2015 and 2016.

These 11 teams posted multiyear APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

For a third straight year, Michigan is the only Big Ten Conference institution to earn recognition awards in both football and men's basketball, with men's basketball now having earned the award in six straight years.

U-M teams to receive Public Recognition Awards covering the four-year span of academic years from 2012-13 to 2015-16 are:

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Men's Golf
  • Women's Golf
  • Men's Gymnastics
  • Softball
  • Men's Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. High-performing teams receiving awards posted APR scores ranging from 977 to a perfect 1,000.

Multiyear APRs for all Division I sports teams, including the teams receiving public recognition, will be announced May 10.

Communications Contact: Kurt Svoboda