uk golf women 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (6/5/13) – The University of Kentucky women's golf team and men's golf team have received public recognition awards for their Academic Progress Rate scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

The Wildcat squads received the award for placing in the top 10 percent of Division I schools in their respective sports. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success by the progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR marks are a four-year composite, covering the 2008-09 through 2011-12 school years, that measure eligibility, retention and graduation.

This is the first time that two UK teams have received the prestigious award in one year. It’s also the first time that a UK squad has won in consecutive years, as this marks two in a row for men’s golf. Prior to that, the UK men's cross country team was recognized in 2010 and men's basketball earned the honor in 2009.

"I’m very proud to have two teams win top-10 awards," said Mitch Barnhart, UK Director of Athletics. “Obviously, the golfers have done their job in the classroom and I thank Coach (Golda) Borst and Coach (Brian) Craig for their efforts in managing their programs.”
“We are extremely excited about receiving the APR award from the NCAA,” Borst said. “We are proud of what our girls accomplish on the golf course, but we are also very excited about the things they achieve in the classroom. This team really embraces the student aspect of being a student-athlete and it goes to show that hard work pays off.”

"The UK men's golf program is proud to accept this Academic Progress Rate honor for the second consecutive year,” Craig said. “This award is simply a reflection of two important groups. First, our guys are committed to their academics and do an excellent job in the classroom and taking care of their responsibilities. Second, a big thank you to our CATS program (Center for Academic and Tutorial Services) and, specifically, Amy Craiglow who is the finest academic counselor and mentor in all of collegiate athletics. I cannot say enough about Amy and all that she has done for this program for many years."
 
In addition to their success in the classroom, the teams also are doing well on the course as both squads advanced to the 2013 NCAA Regional Tournament.

The APR scores of the UK golf teams, along with the scores of every Division I team in all sports, will be released by the NCAA on June 11. Teams are subject to penalties if the APR target score is not achieved.

Wednesday's news is a continuation of the academic accomplishments of UK student-athletes over the past year. In October, it was announced that UK has broken or tied the NCAA Graduation Success Rate every year since the NCAA began measuring that statistic in 2005. UK athletes posted an overall grade-point average over 3.0 in both the fall 2012 and spring 2013 semesters, the first time that has happened in consecutive semesters, including a record 3.14 GPA in the spring.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Cory Weigel

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10900

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 6075

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5006

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4527

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4129

MPD Coducting Sobriety Checkpoints

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 15761

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10900

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 28, 2015 1439

Two Webster County Residents Injured in Hopkins…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1274

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 1077

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 931

All Occasions Formals to Host Celebration to…

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 28, 2015 865

Rep. Montell Proposes Bill to Stop Sweeping of…

by SurfKY News
August 29, 2015 784

UK Part of First Study on Marijuana Compound…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 667

Kentucky High School Football Schedule

by Steve LeMaster
August 28, 2015 655

Rep. Gooch, Others Argue against Burden Caused by…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 631

TVA Seeks Input on Study for Closing Coal Ash…

by SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 619

Two-Vehicle Accident Results in Possible Injuries

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News