PISCATAWAY, N.J. (June 11, 2013) – The Rutgers women’s golf team, which received public recognition from the NCAA last week, earned a perfect 1000 multi-year Academic Progress Rate score. The report is based on NCAA Division I APR data submitted by the institution for the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.
“Our team’s APR is a direct result of the dedication of both our student-athletes and our academic support staff,” said Head Coach Maura Ballard. “Academics are a priority. It’s very important to me that our team excels both on the course and in the classroom.”
The team had several top finishes in 2012-13. The Scarlet Knights placed tied for 2nd at the 15-team Bucknell Invitational, second at the 21-entry Rutgers Invitational and sixth at the 14-team Brown Bear Invitational. Individually, senior team captain Brittany Weddell (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) had seven top 15, four top 10 and three top five finishes in 10 tournaments while boasting a 76.52 scoring average.
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 APR includes eligibility, retention, and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.