May 20, 2015 WASHINGTON -
For the sixth-straight year, the Georgetown University Athletics Department had at least 12 teams honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with Public Recognition Awards for high Academic Progress Rate scores. GU's 12 teams were among a group of more than 1,100 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.
The Hoyas had 12 teams recognized for their performance in the classroom, the most of any team in the BIG EAST Conference.
Georgetown teams publicly recognized by the NCAA included: baseball, field hockey, football, men's golf, softball, women's cross country, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, women's soccer, women's swimming & diving, women's indoor track & field and women's volleyball.
This is the sixth-straight year, dating back to 2009-10, that Georgetown had at least 12 teams recognized publicly. Last year, there were 13 teams recognized. The Hoyas had a school record 15 teams honored during the 2011-12 academic year.
Two Georgetown programs - women's field hockey and women's swimming & diving - were among 129 programs nationally to be recognized for earning perfect scores in each of the 10 years the Public Recognition Awards have been awarded.
"I'm very proud of the achievement by our student-athletes and their continued success," Georgetown Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed said. "Our University expects excellence and the young men and women who wear the Blue & Gray are proof that student and athlete are not mutually exclusive goals at Georgetown."
The 1,124 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 696 women's teams and 428 men's or mixed squads, the highest ever in the decade since the NCAA began the Public Recognition Awards program. In 2014, 1,049 teams were recognized, marking an increase this year of 75 teams.
The scores required to be in the top 10 ranged from 980 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the sport. This year, a record 953 teams earned public recognition with a perfect APR score.
The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in each sport.
The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years.