For the first time in school history in a singular academic year, three athletic programs earned national NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards.
The NCAA releases the APR results in May, with the Lipscomb Bisons as a whole being recognized for their high APR.
In addition, the men and women’s golf teams and the women’s basketball team were each recognized for their outstanding academic achievement, as they were among the top 10 percent of teams in the country in the multi-year Academic Process Rate (APR) for the 2017-18 academic year.
Each of these three programs secured perfect 1,000 multiyear APR scores from their scores during the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.
For each academic term, APR measures student-athletes eligibility and retention. All teams must reach a score of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for low scores.
Last year, men’s and women’s golf were honored with the Public Recognition Award, given to the top-10 percent of programs in the nation. Women’s basketball has received the most APR awards, earning eight.
Visit the NCAA APR’s website for a complete history of Lipscomb’s APRs, as well as other NCAA team reports.
|Men’s Cross Country||989|
|Women’s Cross Country||993|
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