Oregon Women's Golf Cited for Excellence

EUGENE – 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 as it relates to their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores, according to data released by the NCAA.

The Ducks' women's team was among the 954 Division I sports programs that received an APR Public Recognition Award by the NCAA 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 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

The school's women's golf program is one of only 199 programs nationally to have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for academic excellence in each of the seven reporting periods the national organization has implemented the multi-year tracking system, and one of only 19 Division I women's golf programs to reach the benchmark.

In addition, the Oregon's women's team has posted a perfect score of 1000 each of the last seven 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 to be singled out by the NCAA.

High-performing teams receiving public recognition from the NCAA this year posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1000, according to NCAA President Mark Emmert.

"Congratulations to the women's golf team for a seventh consecutive perfect score in the NCAA Academic Progress Rate," Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens said. "Coach (Ria) Scott and the student-athletes place a high priority on academic excellence and through their hard work, have achieved another perfect score. We are proud of their commitment to excellence in the classroom."

Multi-year APR scores for all Division I sports teams will be released by the NCAA June 20.

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