The South Dakota State women’s golf team was honored with a Public Recognition Award for academic performance, the NCAA announced Tuesday.
It’s the fifth overall honor and fourth straight recognition for the women’s golf team. In total, 23 teams representing The Summit League were honored by the NCAA.
The awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). The APR accounts for academic eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.
A total of 1,380 Division I programs from 326 schools were recognized, including 881 women’s teams and 499 men’s or mixed squads. The NCAA noted that every women’s team earning a Public Recognition Award this year also earned a perfect score. APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 19.