(July 31, 2017) -- The NCAA has awarded The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) women’s cross country, men’s golf and volleyball programs its Public Recognition Award for excellence in academic achievement.
The NCAA Public Recognition Award is given annually to NCAA Division I teams that attain Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in the top 10 percent nationally. The most recent ranking is based on scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.
The NCAA’s APR scores provide a real-time look at university sports team's academic success each semester or quarter by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. It includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.
All three UTSA programs that received the recognition achieved a perfect score of 1,000 during those time frames. In particular, the UTSA women's cross-country program was recognized as a repeat recipient after being honored for their top APR score in 2016.
“UTSA athletics has been, from its earliest moments, committed to training our student athletes to compete at the highest level in the classroom as on the field,” said Lynn Hickey, UTSA athletic director. “I commend the dedication of our student athletes to attaining excellence in their education as they work to earn their degrees from UTSA.”
UTSA provides robust academic services for its student-athletes so that they can achieve success academically, athletically and socially. UTSA Team Academics and the James and Catherine Bodenstedt Athletic Learning Center provide academic support and personal development services for all UTSA student athletes.
UTSA is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world and among the top 100 in the nation, according to Times Higher Education.
Celebrate 40 years of BestFest, an annual event hosted by Roadrunner Productions as a part of UTSA Homecoming festivities. The event will feature a carnival, food and drink booths, a golf cart parade, firework and live music from Anthem.Brackenridge Lot 1, Main Campus
Celebrate homecoming as the Roadrunners take on Rice. Come early for the Spirit Walk, tailgating, games, music and food. Stick around for a halftime show with SOSA and the crowning of Mr. and Ms. UTSA.Alamodome, 100 Montana St., Downtown San Antonio
The Leadership Storytelling Homecoming Brunch brings together UTSA alumni and students to share a delicious meal as well as a roundtable conversation about how experiences in college carry us forward on unique leadership journeys.University Center, Denman Room (UC 2.01.28), Main Campus
The conference is dedicated to sharing recent knowledge and experiences gained in the area of Big Data by researchers in academia, industry and the government sectors within the areas of business, national security, infrastructure, healthcare and visualization.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice, via webcast, will examine America’s economic, political and security relations with China during CHINA Town Hall, an 80-city live discussion and Q&A on China and Sino-American relations.Building Building, Richard Liu Auditorium (BB 2.01.02), Main Campus
The African American Studies program proudly presents William "Cruz" Shaw, San Antonio City Councilman and UTSA Alumnus. Event is free and open to the public.University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
The graduate fair is an opportunity for the UTSA student body and local San Antonio community to learn about graduate education opportunities. The event is free and open to the public.H-E-B University Center Ballroom (1.104), Main Campus
President Taylor Eighmy is inviting all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President. Pizza while supplies last.Frio Street Building, Food Court Commons Area, Downtown Campus
The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions and serves as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development and the commercialization of intellectual property - for Texas, the nation and the world.
To be a premier public research university, providing access to educational excellence and preparing citizen leaders for the global environment.
We encourage an environment of dialogue and discovery, where integrity, excellence, inclusiveness, respect, collaboration and innovation are fostered.
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