June 15, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- The UMES golf team has been honored by the NCAA for placing in the top 10 percent in the Academic Progress Rate among all Division I men's golf teams in the 2010-11 athletic season.

UMES golf, wrapping up its second varsity season since its return, earned the highest GPA of all men's athletic programs at UMES this past season.

According to the NCAA, top performing APRs this year ranged from 978 to a perfect 1,000, with the majority of teams earning a perfect APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

"These teams prove that it is possible to not only balance academic and athletic commitment, as most student-athletes do; but to exceed standards and post outstanding academic scores," said NCAA President Mark Emmert. "The drive and determination shown in the classroom and on the field by these men and women represent what it means to be an NCAA student-athlete."

Last season, UMES golf earned a place on the Golf Coaches Association of America All-Academic Team.



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