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NCAA Honors Three LU Teams For Academic Success

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The NCAA honored Lipscomb University’s women’s basketball, women’s golf and women’s tennis teams Tuesday with a Public Recognition Award for their high marks academically.

These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport, based on their most recent Academic Progress Rates.

Lipscomb accounted for three of the 12 Atlantic Sun Conference teams honored.  Lipscomb earned the Atlantic Sun All-Academic Trophy last year with 71.7 percent of student-athletes earning a 3.0 grade point average.

Lipscomb’s student-athletes continued their academic success this fall with 74.7 percent earning a 3.0 grade point average.  Spring academic reports have yet to be released.

The NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I sports team through its innovative APR, which provides an annual scorecard of academic achievement.  By measuring eligibility and retention each semester, the APR provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

“Most student-athletes excel at balancing their academic and athletics commitments, yet each year there are those who perform at extraordinary levels,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “By achieving the highest levels of academic success as a team, these young men and women truly embody what it means to be a successful NCAA student-athlete.”

The NCAA will release full APR scores, which will be based on multi-year rates from the 2006-07 to 2009-10 academic years, on May 24.

Information in this release provided by the NCAA.