Four Presbyterian College athletic teams received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for their latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores on May 3. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport and the results are based on the 2015-2016 academic year.
“Our student-athletes are the true example of students first, athletes second,” said Megan Whitaker, assistant athletic director for academic services and NCAA compliance. “They take pride in their academic accomplishments and are successful in the classroom and on the field/course on which they compete athletically.”
Presbyterian College’s men’s and women’s cross country, women’s golf, and women’s soccer programs were all honored. The College received the most recognitions of the 10 Big South Conference members. All member institution received honors.
This is the third time in four years that Presbyterian College was the conference leader in the honors.
“We as an athletic department are so proud of everything they have been able to accomplish and can’t wait to watch the seniors walk across the stage at graduation,” Whitaker added. “All four teams have strong GPAs and lead the athletic department in terms of student-athletes who set great examples for their peers while earning their undergraduate degrees. Their involvement in research with faculty, student-run organizations, honors societies, and leadership positions across campus while being Division I athletes is a testament to their hard work and commitment to academics.”
Presbyterian College is located on a striking 240-acre campus in Clinton, between Columbia and Greenville, S.C. Offering challenging academics and a culture of honor, ethics, and service that prepares students to be leaders in communities, PC offers its students the benefit of engaging with an exceptional faculty who take individual interest in their students’ well-being, both personally and in the classroom. The Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy is dedicated to the ideals of leadership, honor to the profession, and service to the community. For more information about Presbyterian College, visit www.presby.edu.