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NCAA Honors Baseball, Men's Golf for Academic Achievement

May 7, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa's baseball and men's golf teams are among more than 1,000 NCAA Division I sports teams across the country being honored today for high achievement in the classroom.


These UI teams joined 1,047 others on the list of sports programs whose 2014 multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) ranked in the top 10 percent of their sport.





"At the University of Iowa, our student-athletes are committed to winning, graduating, and making a positive contribution to our community. Clearly, the student-athletes in our baseball and men's golf programs are to be commended for the exceptional academic achievement."
Gary Barta
UI Director of Athletics


The APR measures eligibility, graduation, and retention each semester or quarter, and provides a clear picture of academic performance for each team in each spot at each NCAA Division I institution. The APR scores released this spring are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 academic years.

Teams must meet a certain academic threshold to qualify for postseason competition, and teams can face penalties for low academic performance.

APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 14.

"At the University of Iowa, our student-athletes are committed to winning, graduating, and making a positive contribution to our community. Clearly, the student-athletes in our baseball and men's golf programs are to be commended for the exceptional academic achievement," said Gary Barta, the UI's director of athletics.

Iowa's last honorees for top 10 APR success among their peers were the UI's men's cross country, men's tennis, women's tennis, and softball teams. That group was honored in the spring of 2010.

The 1,049 teams publicly recognized by the NCAA today included 631 women's teams and 418 men's or mixed squads. In 2013, 976 teams were recognized. The scores required to be in the top 10 ranged from 980 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the sport, with the majority of top 10 teams earning a perfect APR.

The APR measures eligibility, graduation, and retention each semester or quarter, and provides a clear picture of academic performance for each team in each sport at each NCAA Division I institution. The APR scores released this spring are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13 academic years.