The women's tennis program has been recognized by the NCAA for their Academic Progress Rate (APR) with a perfect score of 1000, marking the fourth straight year that it has received this honor.
"Overall, our student-athletes have stepped up and performed admirably through the years despite hours of practice and games as well as the pressures of being a college student-athlete," said WSU Deputy Director of Athletics Roderick Perry. "This sustained success demonstrates our firm commitment to the student-athletes as students and people who will become a valuable part of our community. I commend our student-athletes for their academic success, and I thank the faculty, coaches, and staff for their dedication and continued support for creating an atmosphere of academic excellence.”
These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. The data includes a four-year period for the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-2 academic years. The 976 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represents 594 women's teams and 382 men's or mixed squads. Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The rate measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic performance in each sport.
"When your program is performing well in academics and being recognized as such it is concrete proof that what we are doing is working," said WSU head tennis coach Sean McCaffrey. "The Raider tennis program has grown so much over the last few years, and I am so proud to say that the hard work in the classroom has not wavered."
Full APRs for all teams will be released June 11.
Award Winning Raider Programs
Men's Basketball, 2010-11
Men's Cross Country, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07
Women's Tennis, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12