TULSA, Okla. – For the second time in school history the Oral Roberts women's tennis team has been named a recipient of the NCAA Public Recognition Award based on APR scores. ORU had an APR score in the top 10 percent of all squads for the 2013-14 school year.
It is the second time the ORU women's tennis team has been recognized also earning recognition after the 2004-05 year.
A record total of 1,124 NCAA Division I teams earned Public Recognition Awards this year for high achievement, including 696 women's teams and 428 men's or mixed squads. Last year, 1,049 teams were recognized.
Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that 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 APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.