INDIANAPOLIS – Twenty-two Southern Conference squads in 13 different sports and representing nine member institutions were recognized by the NCAA on Wednesday with Public Recognition Awards for posting multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all Division I squads in each respective sport.
UNC Greensboro and Chattanooga led the way with four selections each, while Furman, Mercer and Samford had three apiece. ETSU had two and The Citadel, Western Carolina and Wofford had one each.
APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 8. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the ongoing academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.
NCAA Public Recognition Awards
The Citadel – women’s cross country
ETSU – women’s golf, women’s tennis
Furman – men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s track
Mercer – men’s golf, men’s soccer, women’s soccer
UNCG – baseball, men’s tennis, women’s golf, volleyball
Samford – men’s cross country, men’s tennis, women’s basketball
Chattanooga – men’s tennis, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, volleyball
Western Carolina – men’s golf
Wofford – women’s soccer