April 26, 2007
ATLANTA–The Georgia Tech golf program was recognized for achieving a perfect score in the latest Academic Progress Rate data released Thursday by the NCAA.
The latest NCAA data is a multiyear rate based on an average of the 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 academic years. Thursday’s release recognizes the top academically performing teams with APR scores in the top 10 percent within their sport. Complete data for all sports programs will be released by the NCAA next week.
“Congratulations to coach Bruce Heppler and all the student-athletes in our men’s golf program,” said Tech Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich. “They are a shining example of what college athletics is all about, with tremendous success in the classroom and on the golf course.
“Although we cannot discuss specifics until the complete NCAA release next week, we are pleased with the performance of all our sports programs in the latest APR reports.”
Under the APR formula, each scholarship student-athlete is scored each semester, receiving one point for remaining academically eligible and one point for being retained. One point is deducted for each student-athlete who is not academically eligible, and one point is deducted for each student-athlete who leaves school due to academic status or transfer to another institution. The NCAA has established a a score of 925 (out of 1000) as acceptable for each sport.