NCAA Awards Academic Honors To ASU Tennis And Baseball


Arizona State is one of only four Pac-12 schools to receive recognition for more than one sport by the NCAA. In addition, ASU and Stanford are the only Pac-12 schools to earn honors for their baseball programs.

The NCAA annually honors select Division I teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear APR. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams who demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The rating accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation, and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance.

Last year, Arizona State recorded its highest cumulative APR score since the NCAA started the measurement with 978, 41points higher than the Sun Devils’ initial score of 937 in 2003-04.