Golf programs shine academically

APR (Academic Performance Rate) is part of the new lexicon of college sports, a metric the NCAA developed in four years ago to track the progress of student-athletes by school and by sport. Yesterday, the association released a list of the 767 Division I sports teams that earned multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports.

Of all men's and women's sports, golf had the third most teams recognized. For the men, the number was 32 schools, trailing only cross country (35) and basketball (35). On the women's side, there were 46 schools honored, with tennis (57) and volleyball (48) the only other sports outpacing golf.

Below is a list of the schools that were cited for their strong academic performance:


Boston College, Bradley, Brown, Bucknell, Colgate, Connecticut, Cornell, Creighton, Dartmouth, Davidson, Dayton, DePaul, Duke, Eastern Illinois, Florida State, Furman, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Marquette, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Seton Hall, South Dakota State, St. Francis (N.Y.), Stanford, Tennessee Tech, UC Santa Barbara, UNLV, Villanova, Yale


Alcorn State, Arkansas, Baylor, Belmont, Boston University, Bucknell, Butler, Creighton, Dartmouth, Dayton, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Elon, Fairleigh Dickinson, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Holy Cross, Illinois, Iowa, James Madison, Kent State, Lehigh, LIU-Brooklyn, Longwood, LSU, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Monmouth, Nebraska, North Carolina, Northwestern, Oakland, Oregon, Penn, Princeton, Samford, San Diego State, Savannah State, Siena, SMU, St. Francis (N.Y.), USC, Wake Forest, Washington, Wyoming, Yale