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Three Mountaineer Teams Honored By NCAA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 12, 2020) – The West Virginia University men’s basketball, rifle and golf teams received public recognition today by the NCAA for their latest multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The three teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

The WVU men’s basketball team has now been recognized for the fifth consecutive year and seventh time in the last 11 years. Rifle earned its fourth consecutive and fifth overall public recognition. Golf earned its third consecutive public recognition by the NCAA.

These latest multiyear APR rates are based on scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (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 by achieving the top APRs within 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 on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. 

Multiyear APR scores for all WVU’s athletic teams, including the teams receiving public recognition awards, will be announced by the NCAA at a later date. 

Press Release: WVU Athletics Communicatons

Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS

Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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