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Tech Golf, Men’s Tennis Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech golf and men’s tennis have both earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores that rank among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. The latest Public Recognition Awards are based on the newest multiyear APR scores that cover the four-year period beginning in 2014-15 and ending in 2017-18.

Head coach Bruce Heppler’s (below) golf program earned its 14th-straight Public Recognition Award, continuing its streak of earning the honor every year since the inception of the APR program in 2006. Georgia Tech golf is one of only 73 programs nationally that has earned all 14 Public Recognition Awards. Among Power 5 conferences, it is one of two men’s golf teams and 16 programs overall that have achieved the feat.

During that same 14-year stretch, the Yellow Jackets have won 10 Atlantic Coast Conference golf championships (including the last two) and advanced to NCAA postseason play each year.

Head coach Kenny Thorne’s  (below) men’s tennis program earned the recognition for the second year in a row and the third time overall.

“Congratulations to Coach Heppler, Coach Thorne and their outstanding student-athletes, who epitomize the Everyday Champions that produce at Georgia Tech,” director of athletics Todd Stansbury said. “I’d also like to thank our Institute administrators, professors and academic support staff that all play a role in our student-athletes’ development in the classroom.”

Georgia Tech has had multiple teams earn Public Recognition Awards in 12 of the 14 years since the program was introduced, including each of the last 11.

APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. It measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport.

The NCAA will release the latest full APR data on Wednesday, May 8.

GEORGIA TECH’S APR PUBLIC RECOGNITION AWARDS 
2004-2005 (2)
Golf, Women’s Swimming & Diving

2005-2006 (1)
Golf

2006-2007 (1)
Golf

2007-2008 (3)
Baseball, Golf, Volleyball

2008-2009 (5)
Baseball, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Golf, Volleyball

2009-2010 (4)
Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Golf, Softball

2010-2011 (3)
Women’s Cross Country, Golf, Men’s Tennis

2011-2012 (2)
Football, Golf

2012-2013 (4)
Football, Golf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Tennis

2013-2014 (2)
Golf, Men’s Swimming & Diving

2014-2015 (4)
Football, Golf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Volleyball

2015-2016 (4)

Women’s Cross Country, Golf, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Volleyball

2016-2017 (5)

Women’s Cross Country, Golf, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Track & Field, Volleyball

2017-18 (2)

Golf, Men’s Tennis

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