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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa’s women’s swimming and diving, men’s golf, and men’s gymnastics teams were among the NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics programs singled out today by the NCAA for Academic Progress Reports (APR) in the top 10 percent of all teams in their specific sport.
Every NCAA Division I institution calculates an APR for each athletics team each academic year. 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.
Iowa’s women’s swimming and diving program (Minnesota) and Hawkeye men’s gymnastics team (Michigan) were one of just two Big Ten programs to be singled out by the NCAA. The Hawkeye men’s golf team was one of five conference teams (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota) to earn the national accolade.
“This is an outstanding accomplishment for our program,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “I am proud of our athletes, coaches, and the entire department for its commitment to high academic and athletic standards.
“This is the culture we have built inside the swimming and diving program. We want to ensure that each student-athlete has the elite support, resources, and tools necessary to achieve their full academic and athletic potential.”
“I am proud of our student-athletes,” said UI head men’s golf coach Tyler Stith. “Their commitment to academic and athletic achievement is a statement to their work ethic and drive.”
“I take a tremendous amount of pride in developing truly holistic student-athletes,” said UI head men’s gymnastics coach JD Reive. “Success in our sport is inherently connected to a healthy balance between mind and body. We have worked very diligently to embody a team culture that holds our intellectual prowess in high regard. It is one of the great joys of my job. “