Six U-M Teams Honored with NCAA APR Public Recognition Award

May 7, 2014

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- On Wednesday (May 7), the NCAA announced its 2012-13 Division I Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Award recipients, which includes six University of Michigan varsity athletic teams:

  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Cross Country
  • Women's Gymnastics
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

The Public Recognition Awards recognize teams among the top 10 percent of their respective sports in the most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) report. This year's report covers the four-year span of academic years from 2009-10 to 2012-13.

The Michigan women's basketball team has received the Public Recognition Award all four years, while men's basketball, the 2014 Big Ten champion, has received it each of the last three years.

Each year, the NCAA honors select Division I sports teams that achieve the top APR within their sport by publicly recognizing their latest multi-year rate. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of individual student-athletes on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.