Three Wake Forest Teams Honored by NCAA for APR Achievement
May 9, 2017

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@DemonDeacons)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Three of Wake Forest’s athletic programs have been honored with NCAA Public Recognition Awards for the 2015-16 academic year. Women’s golf and tennis as well as the men’s cross country team all received recognition for their 2015-16 Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores.

The Academic Progress Rate (APR) is a multi-year rate based on the most recent four years of data and is a real-time measure of eligibility and retention of student-athletes competing on every Division I sports team. The awards are presented annually to teams finishing among the top 10 percent of their respective sport based on the most recent multi-year APR. The 2015-16 academic year is the 12th year of the program.

The women’s golf team has earned the honor for the ninth consecutive year. The program is one of eight schools in North Carolina to earn the award and one of 10 in the conference to do so.

The women’s tennis program has been recognized for the fourth time and the first time since the 2009-10 academic year. The team is one of nine in the conference and eight teams in the state to earn the honor.

The men’s cross country program is receiving the honor for the fourth time and for the first time since 2010-11. The team is among six other ACC men’s cross country programs to earn the honor and one of only three schools in the state.

The ACC leads all Power 5 conferences with 88 teams among its current membership recognized in the latest report card on the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards and was ranked third in the country among conferences only behind the Ivy League and Patriot League.

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