The University of Oregon’s women’s golf team has been honored for posting an academic performance that ranks among the best in the country among its peers as it relates to their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores, according to data released by the NCAA Tuesday.

The Ducks’ women’s team was among the 909 of the 6,385 eligible Division I sports programs who were recognized for their outstanding academic achievement by finishing among the top 10 percent in the country in APR scores in their respective sports.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The formula includes the athletes’ eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation.

The multi-year data encompasses the academic progress of student-athletes during the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.

The school’s women’s golf program is one of only 260 programs nationally to have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for academic excellence in each of the six reporting periods the national organization has implemented the multi-year tracking system.

In addition, the Oregon’s women’s team has posted a perfect score of 1000 in each of the last six years, indicating that every player in the program since 2004-05 has not only remained eligible but graduated from the University.

The Ducks were one of four women’s golf teams in the Pacific-10 Conference and 70 Division I programs nationally to be singled out by the NCAA.

High-performing teams receiving public recognition from the NCAA this year posted APR scores ranging from 977 to a perfect 1000, according to NCAA President Mark Emmert.

“This is certainly a great honor for the student-athletes involved to be recognized for the hard work they obviously have invested to make this public recognition possible,” Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens said. “It is one thing to attain those high levels of achievement in the first place, yet a far more impressive feat to be able to sustain that success. I feel these young women, and all of our student-athletes, deserve the attention for their success in the classroom as well as the attention they receive in their fields of athletic competition.”

Multi-year APR scores for all Division I sports teams will be release by the NCAA May 24.


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