The NCAA has recognized more than 1,300 programs from 321 schools including 23 programs from HBCUs for academic excellence after they scored in the top 10% of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.
The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.
It measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a picture of the ongoing academic performance for each team in every sport. All teams must meet an academic threshold of 930 to qualify for the postseason and can face penalties for continued low academic performance.
Alcorn State, Jackson State and Arkansas-Pine Bluff led the list of HBCUs with three teams each.
Sixteen teams from the Southwestern Athletic Conference joined five teams from the Mid-Easteern Athletic Conference in receiving the honor. HBCU independent Hampton, now a member of the Big South Conference, had two teams to make the list.
|Women's Bowling||Alabama A&M University||AL|
|Women's Tennis||Alabama A&M University||AL|
|Women's Bowling||Alabama State University||AL|
|Men's Cross Country||Alcorn State University||MS|
|Men's Track (2015 and later)||Alcorn State University||MS|
|Women's Tennis||Alcorn State University||MS|
|Women's Cross Country||Grambling State University||LA|
|Men's Cross Country||Hampton University||VA|
|Women's Tennis||Hampton University||VA|
|Men's Cross Country||Jackson State University||MS|
|Men's Tennis||Jackson State University||MS|
|Women's Bowling||Jackson State University||MS|
|Women's Tennis||Mississippi Valley State University||MS|
|Men's Cross Country||North Carolina A&T State University||NC|
|Women's Cross Country||North Carolina A&T State University||NC|
|Men's Golf||North Carolina Central University||NC|
|Men's Tennis||Prairie View A&M University||TX|
|Women's Bowling||Prairie View A&M University||TX|
|Men's Cross Country||University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff||AR|
|Women's Cross Country||University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff||AR|
|Women's Track||University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff||AR|
|Men's Golf||University of Maryland Eastern Shore||MD|
|Women's Golf||University of Maryland Eastern Shore||MD|