June 14, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky men’s golf team has received a public recognition award for its Academic Progress Rate score, the NCAA announced Thursday.
UK received the award for placing in the top 10 percent of the nation’s Division I men’s golf APR scores. The APR marks are a four-year composite, covering the 2007-08 through 2010-11 school years, that measures academic eligibility and retention of student-athletes.
“Our team APR is very high for two main reasons,” UK head coach Brian Craig said. “First, Amy Craiglow, our academic adviser at CATS, is the best in the country at helping student-athletes be successful in the classroom. Second, these kids love Kentucky and the overall experience they are having and want to stay here.”
“Our coaches, staff and student-athletes work very hard throughout the year to manage the important areas that determine their annual APR score,” UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart said. “Having one of our teams recognized nationally is a tribute to the commitment our entire department has made to the academic success of our student-athletes. Congratulations to our men’s golfers.”
This is the third time in the last four years that a Kentucky team has received a national APR award, as the men’s basketball team earned the honor in 2009, and the men’s cross country team was recognized in 2010. UK’s APR score, along with the scores of every Division I team in all sports, will be released by the NCAA at a later date.