Penn continues to have among the nation's best scores in the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).  The NCAA gives Public Recognition Awards to teams that have APR scores in the top 10 percent of their sport. This year, 15 of Penn's teams received Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA, with eleven of those programs earning perfect 1,000 APR scores in the multi-year data. The most recent APRs are multiyear rates based on scores from the 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years.


Penn Sports with Public Recognition Awards for 2017-18 (15)


Field Hockey*


Men's Fencing*

Men's Golf*

Men's Lacrosse

Men's Swimming & Diving*

Men's Track


Women's Basketball*

Women's Cross Country*

Women's Fencing*

Women's Golf*

Women's Swimming & Diving*

Women's Track*

* - perfect 1,000 multi-year score

The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear 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.



CLASS OF 1915 AWARD – Mark Andrew, men's swimming & diving
Mark was an eight-time Ivy League champion; second-most ever by a Penn men's swimmer, and an 11-time NCAA Championships individual qualifier. He earned first-team All-American this year after advancing to national final in the 400 individual medley at the NCAA Championships, his eighth-place finish being the second-best finish ever by a Penn swimmer at NCAAs. Mark also was honorable mention All-American after finishing 10th in 200 IM at the NCAA Championships this year, as well as 15th in the 400 IM at NCAA Championships his sophomore year. Co-recipient of the Harold Ulen Career High Point Swimmer at this year's Ivy League Championships, Mark was a four-time Ivy League champion in 400 IM, one of three Penn swimmers ever to "four-peat" an event, and he is the Ivy League Championships and program record holder in the event. He also won the Ivy League title in the 200 IM twice, and was a member of Penn's first Ivy League Championship-winning relay team since 1971 when the Quakers took the 400 free relay for the first time ever. Mark holds eight program records, four individually and four as part of relay teams, and his 200 IM and 400 IM marks are also Ivy League records. Mark is a Systems Science & Engineering major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), and he has been Dean's List each of his first three years at Penn as well as a three-time College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America.
ASSOCIATION OF ALUMNAE FATHERS' TROPHY – Reeham (Sedky) Salah, women's squash
Reeham won the College Squash Association (CSA) national individual championship as a junior—Penn's first since 1996—and was a finalist two other times. She was the 2018-19 recipient of the CSA's Betty Richey Award, given to the nation's top female player, and U.S. Squash Athlete of the Year in 2018. Reeham was a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, the first player in program history to win Ivy League Player of the Year in back-to-back years, as well as a four-time CSA All-America and just the fourth four-time first-team All-Ivy player in program history. Reeham's career match record was 71-7 (15-4 freshman, 18-1 sophomore, 20-0 junior, 18-2 senior) and her career games record was 221-26 (49-13 freshman, 55-5 sophomore, 60-2 junior, 57-6 senior), with a staggering 66 of her 71 career match wins coming by 3-0 game scores. Reeham is an Applied Science/Computer Science major in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS),
GOLDRING AWARD (male) – Andreas Wang, sprint football
• Appeared in five games as a senior and 24 games overall in his career
• Finished fourth on the team this past season with two sacks, had seven tackles overall (2.5 TFL)
• Helped Penn win CSFL title in 2016 and reach inaugural CSFL Championship Game in 2017
• Three-time Dean's List (Fr., So., Jr.)
• Computer Science major in the College of Arts and Sciences; double minor Economics and Mathematics
GOLDRING AWARD (female) – Lauren O'Mara, women's lacrosse
• A starter in all 15 games this season on defense, has 16 ground balls and eight caused turnovers
• Member of three Ivy League championship teams and has played in NCAAs every year
• 57 career appearances, 60 career ground balls, 38 career caused turnovers
• Three-time Dean's List (Fr., So., Jr.)
• Phi Beta Kappa
• Biological Basis of Behavior major in the College of Arts and Sciences; double minor in BIBB/Health Services Management and Chemistry
FRAZIER AWARD – Romie Boyd, women's soccer
• Coming back from an injury that forced her to miss her entire junior season, played in three games as a senior
• Started all 32 games her first two years, part of a defense that posted 15 shutouts across those seasons
• Penn won Ivy title her senior year, the program's first championship since 2010
• Two-time Dean's List (Fr., So.)
• Double concentration in Wharton School of Business (Statistics and Behavioral Economics)