Columbus, Ohio - The Ohio State men’s tennis team has been honored with a public recognition award for its academic performance, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The awards are given each year to teams scoring in the Top 10 percent in each sport based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR).
“It is with great pride that we recognize the achievement of men’s tennis in being named to this prestigious public recognition list,” Professor John E. Davidson, Ohio State Faculty Athletics Representative, said. “The balance of academics and athletics at the highest level is on display in this squad, which was the only Ohio State team to have all of its members named to the Ohio State Scholar-Athlete list for 2017-18. Men’s tennis is on an unparalleled streak in regular-season and tournament conference championships and has done so while steadily improving its academic performance. We extend our congratulations to the coaches, staff members, and, especially, the student-athletes for their accomplishments.”
This is the fifth time the Ohio State men’s tennis team, under head coach Ty Tucker, has been recognized by the NCAA. The squad was also honored each year from 2008-11. The Buckeyes recently wrapped up a 13th-consecutive Big Ten regular season championship and the program’s 11th B1G Tournament title since 2006. Ohio State won two NCAA matches at home last weekend to advance to the Round of 16 for the 13th year in a row.
In the 14th year of APR data for most teams, the scores provide 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 academic eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
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