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May 5, 2016: “Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri takes early lead with 66 at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.” It seemed almost unprecedented to read something of this sort. For a country where a single sport – cricket – is not just a norm but almost as preached as religion, this headline seems quite…

Athletics teams’ academics recognized by NCAA

Four men’s and 10 women’s Stanford athletic programs earned perfect scores in the NCAA’s multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR).

The annual APR tracks academic eligibility, student-athlete retention and graduation rates of participants receiving athletic scholarships for every team at Division I colleges and universities. The multi-year rate collects data over four academic years — beginning in the year 2011-12 — with a possible perfect score of 1,000.