April 13, 2016
WASHINGTON - For the seventh-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 13 teams were among a group of nearly 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. Georgetown's 13 teams recognized for their performance in the classroom were the most of any team in the BIG EAST Conference.
Georgetown teams publicly recognized by the NCAA included: baseball, field hockey, football FCS (2010 and later), men's golf, men's swimming & diving, men's tennis, softball, women's golf, women's lacrosse, women's rowing, women's soccer, women's swimming & diving and volleyball.
Of that group, 12 teams Ã¢â'¬" baseball, men's golf, men's swimming & diving, men's tennis, women's rowing, field hockey, women's golf, women's lacrosse, women's softball, women's soccer, women's swimming & driving and volleyball Ã¢â'¬" earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting perfect 1000 APR scores for the four-year cohort ending in 2014-15.
"We are constantly impressed with the work of our student-athletes, both in the classroom and on the fields of play," Georgetown Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed said. "Our success on the Hilltop starts with the success Georgetown student-athletes have in the classroom."
This is the seventh-straight year, dating back to 2009-10, that Georgetown had at least 12 teams recognized publicly. It is the sixth time in the last seven years that at least 13 teams have been recognized.
The 1,071 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 649 women's teams and 422 men's or mixed squads, This year, schools combined the indoor and outdoor track and field teams into one team score, which slightly reduced the overall number of teams earning Public Recognition Awards.
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.
APRs for all Division I teams will be released on April 20. 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 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.