June 5, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- On Wednesday (June 5), the NCAA announced its 2011-12 Division I Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Award recipients, which includes four University of Michigan varsity athletic teams: men's basketball, women's basketball, men's gymnastics and women's tennis.
The men's gymnastics team captured the 2013 NCAA team championship, while the men's basketball team advanced to the NCAA championship game. Women's tennis made its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 this spring, and women's basketball advanced to the second round of its NCAA Tournament.
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.
Each year, the NCAA honors select Division I sports teams who 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.
Full APRs for all Division I sports teams will be released by the NCAA on June 11.