June 14, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Three Georgia Tech teams -golf, men's tennis and women's cross country - were recognized by the NCAA national office Thursday for producing Academic Progress Rates (APR) ranked in the top 10 percent nationally within their respective sport for the 2010-11 academic year.
The NCAA began recognizing all teams ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in APR following the 2004-05 academic year. Head coach Bruce Heppler's Yellow Jacket golf team has been recognized every year, a remarkable seven consecutive seasons. Tech has also captured four consecutive ACC golf championships.
"Bruce and our golf program are setting the standard for the type of success, on and off the golf course, that all teams strive for," athletic director Dan Radakovich said.
The women's cross country team, coached by Alan Drosky, earned national recognition for the third straight year. Coach Kenny Thorne's men's tennis team has consistently posted high scores, but earned a top-10 recognition by the NCAA for the first time.
"These three teams have done an exceptional job, but as we will find out next week when all the APR data is released, many of our student-athletes are excelling in the classroom," Radakovich said.
All data related to the most recent APR scores will be released to the public next week. This release will include 2010-11 APR and penalty reports, and aggregate data for all NCAA Division I institutions. The NCAA will distribute and post online a press release with links to the APR data and penalty reports.