COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s golf team was one of six Ohio State teams honored with a public recognition award, the NCAA announced Tuesday. The awards are given each year to teams scoring in the Top 10 percent in each sport based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR).
In the 16th year of APR data for most teams, the scores provide 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 academic eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team’s academic performance. The most recent APR scores are based on a multi-year rate that averages scores from the 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years.
The Ohio State women’s golf team, led by head coach and director of golf Therese Hession, earns its second straight recognition by the NCAA and the third in program history after also being honored in 2011-12. The 2019-20 Buckeyes competed in seven tournaments before having their season cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio State was rounding into form, finishing third in its last tournament at the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitational in Hawaii. Individually, Buckeyes posted one victory, four Top 5 finishes and seven Top 10’s in the 2019-20 campaign.