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Men’s golf recognized by NCAA for academic performance

Published April 14, 2016

MONROE, La. — The ULM men’s golf program has been recognized by the NCAA for its success in the classroom.

The men’s golf team ranks in the top 10 percent nationally (of their sport), based on the most recent multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR). The APR is an annual score of academic achievement calculated for all Division I programs nationally.

“I am very proud of our team’s accomplishments academically,” said head coach Tim Baldwin. “The guys put in a lot of work and it’s nice to see the program recognized among the top 10 percent in the country.”

The scores required to be in the top 10 ranged from 983 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the specific sport. All Division I teams’ APR scores will be released at a later date. All teams must meet a certain academic threshold to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance. 

“Congratulations to the men’s golf team and Coach Baldwin,” stated Brian Wickstrom, ULM’s director of athletics. “I am proud of the work our student-athletes continue to do in the classroom, in competition and representing ULM in the community.”

The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2011-2012, 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.

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