Five University of Florida teams have been recognized by the NCAA for academic excellence, four of the five for academic perfection.
Men’s basketball, women’s golf, gymnastics, lacrosse and volleyball received a Public Recognition Award for being among their sport’s top 10 in the nation for Academic Progress Rate scores. The four women’s programs earned perfect scores.
“Earning a degree is an aspiration we share with our student-athletes,” UF athletic director Scott Stricklin said. “These five Gators teams among the nation’s top 10 percent for academic progress show that they are focused on gaining their diploma.”
This is the fourth consecutive year that women’s golf has been recognized by the NCAA and the second in a row for men’s basketball.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team’s academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation to provide a measure of each team’s academic performance. This year’s APR report is a multi-year rate based on scores from the academic years 2015-16 through 2018-19.
On Tube: Inside Gator Nation debuts Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida.
Hosted by former Gators pitcher Jeff Cardozo, and featuring University of Florida Athletic Director Scott Stricklin and FloridaGators.com writers Scott Carter and Chris Harry, the one-hour TV special will highlight unique Gators sports content, including a recap of the best moments of the shortened 2019-20 season.
Inside Gator Nation will also feature special guests, including Gator alumni Matt LaPorta, Billy Horschel, Laura Rutledge and Andy Staples.
Multiple re-airs will be available. The complete broadcast schedule for the month of May is as follows:
- Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Thursday at 11 a.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Monday at 8 a.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Wednesday, May 20 at 5 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Monday, May 25 at 3 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Wednesday, May 27 at 5 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Thursday, May 28 at 11 a.m. on FOX Sports Florida
- Sunday, May 31 at 6 a.m. on FOX Sports Florida