Georgia Tech golf, men’s tennis teams honored for academic excellence

Georgia Tech golf coach Bruce Heppler and senior Tyler Strafaci during the final round of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational, October 20, 2019. (Clyde Click/Georgia Tech Athletics)
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Georgia Tech golf coach Bruce Heppler and senior Tyler Strafaci during the final round of the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational, October 20, 2019. (Clyde Click/Georgia Tech Athletics)

Georgia Tech’s golf and men’s tennis teams have again been recognized by the NCAA for their superior academic performance.

Both teams earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for finishing in the top 10 percent among their Division I competitors for their Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The honors were announced Tuesday.

It is the 15th consecutive citation for coach Bruce Heppler’s golf team and the third consecutive award and fourth overall for coach Kenny Thorne’s tennis team. The golf team has earned the honor every year since the NCAA created the APR program in 2006.

APR measures teams’ eligibility, graduation and retention on a term-by-term basis.

In the ACC, Notre Dame had the most teams earn APR honors with 13, followed by Duke with 10. Tech’s two were tied with Pittsburgh for the fewest.

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