NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Fourteen Yale teams are being recognized for outstanding performance in the classroom.
Based on their most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate, these teams have earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for posting scores in the top 10 percent of their sport. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally.
The 14 Yale teams honored are: baseball, football, men's fencing, men's hockey, men's soccer, men's tennis, softball, women's basketball, women's fencing, women's golf, gymnastics, women's soccer, women's swimming and diving and women's tennis.
The baseball, football, men's tennis, women's golf, gymnastics, softball, women's soccer and women's tennis teams are among the 93 teams across the country that have earned Public Recognition Awards in each of the 12 years they have been awarded.
Yale has had at least 13 teams recognized in all 12 years.
Nationally, 1,203 teams are being recognized for academic performance: 746 women's teams and 457 men's teams or co-ed teams. The total number of teams being recognized increased by 132 from a year ago, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. Scores for programs in the top 10 percent ranged from 984 to a perfect 1,000, with 1,090 teams earning a perfect score.
A total of 306 schools had teams recognized with Public Recognition Awards.
"NCAA student-athletes and schools continue to achieve unprecedented levels of academic success," said Mark Emmert, NCAA president. "We commend these programs for their commitment to academic excellence and dedication to preparing student-athletes for life after college."
The Ivy League was the top scoring conference in both number of teams and percentage of teams honored, with 106 (or 47.7 percent), followed by the Patriot League with 97 (45.8 percent) and the Atlantic Coast Conference with 88 (29.3 percent).
The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport.
The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.