The Mississippi Valley State University women’s golf program was one of more than 800 teams across the country to be recognized for their exceptional effort in the classroom. This recognition comes as a part of the NCAA’s academic performance program. The team received the award after scoring in the top 10 percent of women’s golf programs across the country.

The Academic Progress Rate (APR) provides a real-time view of a team’s academic success by tracking the progress of each student-athlete during the school year. The APR is calculated through a measurement of eligibility and retention marks each semester. An APR score of 925 is the minimum level of academic success; teams scoring below 925 can lose scholarships and face other sanctions over time, including bans on postseason play.

The 841 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 13.4 percent of the 6,297 eligible Division I teams. The list includes 492 women’s teams and 349 men’s or mixed squads.

The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.

MVSU Garners APR Recognition from FCS ADA

On May 20, 2010, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) announced their inaugural recipients of the Academic Progress Rate Awards with Mississippi Valley State receiving the award for the highest APR in the Southwestern Athletic Conference for the 2008-09 year. The award was one of 14 given by the association in recognition of the institution’s commitment to graduating student-athletes.

The award will be given during the FCS ADA Luncheon on Tuesday, June 22 at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention in Anaheim, California.


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