The six Crimson teams to be honored with NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards are: baseball, women's ice hockey, women's skiing, women's soccer, softball, and men's volleyball.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Six Harvard varsity athletic teams earned Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards, the NCAA announced today (May 16). Based on the most recent multiyear APR scores, these six 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 six Crimson teams to be honored are: baseball, women's ice hockey, women's skiing, women's soccer, softball, and men's volleyball.
The Harvard baseball program is one of 85 teams that has earned the Public Recognition Award every year of the 13-year old program.
In total, 48.6% (108 teams) of all Ivy League programs earned Public Recognition Awards, the highest percentage of any Division I conference.
This year, teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,284, up by 79 from the previous academic year, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Of the teams recognized, 457 competed in men's or mixed sports, and 827 competed in women's sports. APRs for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 985 to a perfect 1,000, and the number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,188, marking an increase of 98 teams from last year.
"I applaud every program earning a Public Recognition Award this year for their commitment to going above and beyond to prepare students for life after college through academic achievement," NCAA President Mark Emmert said. "To have nine national champions so far this year — including men's and women's basketball — be among those recognized illustrates that student-athletes succeed athletically and academically."