Twelve Boston College teams have been honored with the NCAA Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Award this year, an award bestowed upon teams that finish in the top 10% of their sport for the most recent year’s academic progress rate. APR looks at eligibility, retention and graduation to measure teams’ academic success and progress.
Boston College has been a leader in every year of the award’s existence, and this year is tied for 3rd in programs honored amongst all FBS schools and 2nd amongst ACC schools. Boston College and Duke both had 12 programs recognized this year, bested only by Notre Dame (14) and Stanford (17). Last season BC was tied for 5th overall with 12 honorees. The highest number of honorees BC has ever had is 13 (2010 and 2013).
The 12 Boston College Programs receiving recognition this year are: lacrosse, men's cross country, men's golf, men's skiing, men's swimming and diving, men's track and field, volleyball, women's fencing, women's golf, women's hockey, women's skiing, and women's tennis. The women’s hockey team is the only women’s Hockey East team to receive this honor.