June 12, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming men's golf team has received an NCAA Academic Performance Program (APP) Public Recognition Award for achieving a perfect multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 1000 for the period ending with the 2011-12 academic year, the association recently announced.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I APR. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. The teams honored with the APP Recognition Award posted multiyear APRs in the top-10 percent of all squads in each sport.
"This comes down to great kids working hard and being committed to being student-athletes and buying into what that means," Wyoming Director of Golf Joe Jensen said. "We have been very fortunate to have really good kids that have been getting really good grades and have stayed all four years as a member of our team. I also have to give thanks to our support staff and faculty. We are very appreciative of their efforts to help us as well. They understand our travel schedule and are great at working with and supporting us."
The Academic Progress Rate is a term-by-term measure of eligibility and retention for Division I student-athletes that was developed as an early indicator of eventual graduation rates.
This latest award adds to the Cowboys already stellar work in the classroom after they earned their third-consecutive Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team Award in the fall of 2012 with a team grade point average of 3.39 for the 2011-12 school year.