CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Eight Harvard varsity athletic teams earned Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards, the NCAA announced today (May 3). Based on the most recent multiyear APR scores, these eight teams were among the top 10 percent in their sport.
The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. 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 eight Crimson teams to be honored are: baseball, women's basketball, women's ice hockey, women's lacrosse, women's soccer, softball, men's tennis, and men's volleyball.
Baseball and women's basketball are among 93 teams that have earned Public Recognition Awards every year of the 12-year old program.
In total, 48% (96 teams) of all Ivy League teams earned Public Recognition Awards, the highest percentage of any Division I conference.
This year, 1,203 teams are being recognized for academic performance: 746 women's teams and 457 men's teams or co-ed teams. The total number of teams being recognized increased by 132 from a year ago, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Scores for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 984 to a perfect 1,000, with 1,090 teams earning a perfect score.
"NCAA student-athletes and schools continue to achieve unprecedented levels of academic success," said Mark Emmert, NCAA president. "We commend these programs for their commitment to academic excellence and dedication to preparing student-athletes for life after college.