A school-record six Clemson programs were honored for outstanding achievement in the classroom when the NCAA released its Academic Performance Public Recognition Awards. The baseball, men’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s golf and volleyball programs each earned recognition among programs ranked in the top 10 percent of their sport nationally in the eligibility, graduation and retention metric.
“I’m proud of the work our coaches and staff do every day to support our student-athletes and create an environment which allows us to succeed,” Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “The dedication of each of our student-athletes and their desire to pursue their degree and excel in both the classroom and in competition should be commended.”
Men’s basketball was honored for the second-consecutive year while the women’s golf program has earned accolades each of the three years of its existence. Baseball, men’s and women’s cross country and volleyball were lauded for the first time, and Clemson is the only ACC institution to have earned the recognition in baseball.
APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 10. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.
April 17, 2021