Georgetown Athletics Recognized for Academic Success

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June 14, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University Athletics Department had 15 teams honored by the NCAA with Public Recognition Awards for high Academic Progress Rate scores. Hoya athletic teams were among a group of more than 950 Division I sports teams honored for their multi-year APR scores, which are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the most teams to earn the recognition for the Hoyas.

Georgetown teams publicly recognized by the NCAA included baseball, men's cross country, field hockey, football FCS, men's golf, women's golf, women's lacrosse, softball, men's swimming & diving, women's swimming & diving, men's tennis, women's tennis, men's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's indoor track & field and volleyball.

This is the second-straight year that Georgetown has had 14 or more teams recognized, and 15 is the most the Hoyas have had since the start of the awards. GU had 13 teams recognized in 2009-10 and 12 teams in each of the two prior years (2008-09, 2007-08).

Several Georgetown teams have been recognized in multiple years recently with six teams being recognized in each of the last seven years (field hockey, men's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, women's golf, women's swimming and women's tennis). Women's lacrosse was a newcomer to the award.

Georgetown was second among all BIG EAST schools with 15 teams recognized, surpassed only by Notre Dame, who led the league with 16 teams. By conference, the BIG EAST ranked third nationally with 70 teams recognized, trailing only the Ivy League (117) and the Patriot League (80).

The 954 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 560 women's teams and 394 men's or mixed squads. Top performing APRs this year ranged from 978 to a perfect 1,000, with the majority of teams earning a perfect APR. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on the number of perfect scores.

"These teams prove that it is possible to not only balance academic and athletic commitment, as most student-athletes do; but to exceed standards and post outstanding academic scores," said NCAA President Mark Emmert. "The drive and determination shown in the classroom and on the field by these men and women represent what it means to be an NCAA student-athlete."

In seven years of the NCAA's academic reform program, 2,946 different teams have received Public Recognition Awards, representing 46 percent of eligible teams during that time. Of that total, 209 teams have received Public Recognition Awards each of the seven years of the program.

Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

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