May 12, 2020

Women’s Soccer Buckeyes Receive Public Recognition Award


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s soccer 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.

This is the second year in a row the Ohio State women’s soccer team, under the direction of head coach Lori Walker-Hock, has been recognized by the NCAA. In 2019, the Buckeyes had a number of individual highlights, including Izzy Rodriguez earning Third Team All-Big Ten honors and Scholar All-North/Central Region laurels, while 15 Buckeyes were named Academic All-Big Ten.