Andy Sneddon, CMUChippewas.com
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - For the second consecutive year, the academic success of the Central Michigan women's golf team is among the best in the NCAA.
The Chippewas received the NCAA Public Recognition Award, which goes to programs in the top 10 percent in academic progress rate of squads in their respective sports during the 2015-16 academic year.
The award includes a letter of congratulations signed by NCAA President Mark Emmert and President John DeGioia, chair of the Committee on Academics.
Academic Progress Rate (APR) holds institutions accountable for the academic progress of their student-athletes through a team-based metric that accounts for the eligibility and retention of each student-athlete for each academic term.
"I'm proud of the way our golf students have distinguished themselves in the classroom," said Michael Alford, associate vice president/director of athletics. "The student-athlete experience starts with academics, and the goal always is to put them on the path to success with a degree from Central Michigan."
Cheryl Stacy is entering her third year as the Chippewas' head coach. CMU opens its fall season on Sept. 18-19 at the Cardinal Classic, hosted by Ball State, in Yorktown, Ind.
"I am extremely proud of my team for achieving this honor," Stacy said. "They work very hard both in the classroom and on the golf course. We are fortunate to attract very well-rounded student-athletes to CMU who want to challenge themselves. I give credit to our academic support staff for the guidance they provide on a daily basis."