KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On Wednesday, the NCAA announced athletic programs in the top-10 percent of the Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) during the 2017-18 academic season. The UMKC women's tennis team is included on that list and just one of 139 women's tennis programs recognized in the country. In addition, the Roos tennis program is only one of 10 sports teams represented from the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
This marks the third-consecutive year that the women's tennis squad has been listed in this prestigious group.
"UMKC Athletics is proud of our women’s tennis team for this impressive accomplishment” said Ursula Gurney, Deputy Athletic Director. “Achieving a 1000 multi-year APR, and being publicly recognized by the NCAA speaks volumes of coach Hale’s commitment to academics first. Our student-athletes are laser focused on their work in the classroom all the while succeeding on the court."
During the 2016-17 academic season, the Roos' women's tennis and men's soccer programs were mentioned in the top-10 percent.
A total of 1,328 Division I teams from 321 schools received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for the 2017-18 academic year.
The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the ongoing academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
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