Rams Women's Swimming & Diving Honored for Academic Perfection

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Colorado State's women’s swimming & diving program received Public Recognition Award from the NCAA for a multi-year APR in the top 10 percent of all NCAA swimming and diving programs.

The Rams had a perfect 1,000 APR for 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

"Our team's total investment in pursuing excellence academically and athletically is always impressive," CSU swimming & diving head coach Woody Woodard said. "It speaks to our team culture and how much they all fully engage themselves in and out of the pool."

CSU also was honored for a perfect single-year APR in 2016-17 for women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, men’s golf, softball and women’s tennis.  

According to the NCAA, the APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term with the goal of providing a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. As part of the APR program, each team is required to meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason, and may face penalties for any prolonged poor academic performance.

"I applaud every program earning a Public Recognition Award this year for their commitment to going above and beyond to prepare students for life after college through academic achievement," NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement.