June 11, 2013
The University of Tennessee women's tennis team was honored as one of three UT programs that received a APR Public Recognition Award for posting a multi-year APR score in the top 10 percent in their sports nationally.
The Lady Vols tennis team earned the distinction for the second consecutive year and was just one of three SEC women's tennis programs to earn a perfect multi-year APR score.
This is a proud moment in our career," said co-head coach Mike Patrick. The team has worked really hard to earn that recognition. We have a great group of student-athletes on the team that work hard both on and off the court to earn that achievement."
The program was also one of nine Tennessee teams that posted a 2011-12 APR of 1000 along with Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Golf, Softball, Rowing, Women's Indoor & Outdoor Track, and Volleyball.
As announced on May 23, the women's tennis team recorded a 3.54 GPA during the Spring 2013 semester, second highest among UT varsity sports with eight members of the team recording a 3.0 or greater.
UT student-athletes posted a cumulative GPA of 3.05, the highest since 2003, the earliest year for which sport-by-sport data is available. A record 115 student-athletes were named to their respective Dean's Lists, and 10 programs recorded a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Academic Progress Rate, now in its ninth year, measures the eligibility and retention of scholarship student-athletes competing on every Division I athletics team, measuring progress toward degree while also serving as a predictor of graduation success. The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the most recent four-year period, encompassing the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12 academic years.
Tennessee's 2011-12 and multi-year academic progress rates for individual sports were:
SPORTS Multi-Year 2011-12
Baseball 942 935
Basketball (M) 973 960
Basketball (W) 990 957
Cross Country (M) 936 964
Cross Country (W) 989 960
Football 924 909
Golf (M) 963 1000
Golf (W) 1000 1000
Rowing 1000 1000
Softball 970 1000
Soccer 959 938
Swimming & Diving (M) 970 943
Swimming & Diving (W) 989 975
Tennis (M) 991 1000
Tennis (W) 1000 1000
Track, Indoor (M) 946 978
Track, Outdoor (M) 946 978
Track, Indoor (W) 995 1000
Track, Outdoor (W) 995 1000
Volleyball 995 1000
The following are a few notes on the academic success of Tennessee's student-athletes:
During the 2012-2013 academic year, 77 current and former student-athletes graduated from the University of Tennessee, continuing Tennessee athletics' tradition of commitment to the classroom, including 48 in Spring 2013.
A total of 21 University of Tennessee student-athletes earned a 4.0 grade-point average in Spring 2013, while 80 percent earned 2.5 or higher (up from 76% in 2012), 58 percent earned 3.0 or higher (up from 56%), and 31 percent were at or above the 3.5 threshold (up from 26%).
More than 75 former student-athletes have returned to earn their bachelor's degree through the RAC program.