|Vandals honored for academic achievement|
The University of Idaho women's golf team, which has achieved unprecedented success on the course this year, was recognized Wednesday as one of the most successful teams in the nation academically as well when it received an NCAA Public Recognition Award.
Public Recognition Awards are given annually to the teams ranking in the top 10 percent in each sport based on their Academic Progress Rate (APR).
Each year the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
High-performing teams receiving public recognition awards this year posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on how many achieved perfect scores. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.
Complete APR results will be published later this spring.