Golfers excel off the course, too
Late last week, the NCAA honored more than 800 Division I sports teams for their latest Academic Progress Rate scores. A total of 839 teams posted scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports (the number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent depending on how many achieved perfect 1,000 APR scores).
Long story short: golf programs around the country did very well. The men's sport with the highest number of teams recognized was golf with 51, followed by cross country (49) and tennis (40). In women's sports, golf ranked third with 52 teams named, exceeded only by tennis (64) and volleyball (54).
Below are a list of the golf teams honored by the NCAA. (Schools in bold are also ranked in the top 25 in the latest men's Golf World/Nike Golf coaches' poll or women's Golf World/NGCA coaches' poll.) The NCAA will release all school scores this coming Wednesday.
American, Arizona State, Auburn, Bradley, Brown, Bucknell, Butler, Colgate, Connecticut, Cornell, Creighton, Dartmouth, Davidson, Dayton, DePaul, Duke, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Evansville, Florida State, Furman, George Mason, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Holy Cross, James Madison, Kansas, Kent State, Lafayette, Long Beach State, Marquette, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, New Mexico State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio, Oklahoma State, Penn, Princeton, Rice, Saint Louis, South Florida, St. Bonaventure, South Florida, Villanova, Virginia, William and Mary, Yale
Alcorn State, Arkansas, Boston, Bowling Green State, Bucknell, Butler, Columbia, Dartmouth, Dayton, Detroit Mercy, Elon, Fairfield, Florida, Fresno State, Georgetown, Gonzaga, Illinois, Indiana, Jacksonville State, James Madison, Kent State, Lehigh, LIU-Brooklyn Campus, Michigan, Missouri, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary's, North Carolina, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Oregon, Penn, Penn State, Pepperdine, Princeton, Saint Louis, Samford, San Jose State, Siena, South Alabama, South Carolina State, South Florida, Southern California, Southern Illinois, SMU, St. John's (N.Y.), Stanford, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Virginia, Washington, William and Mary, Yale