Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Eleven Teams Honored by NCAA for APR Achievement

Eleven Teams Honored by NCAA for APR Achievement

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR).

Duke's 11 programs that received the honor include football, men's fencing, women's fencing, field hockey, men's golf, women's lacrosse, women's cross country, men's soccer, women's soccer, women's tennis and volleyball. "Whether that measure is April and Apr awards, graduation success rate, conference and national academic honors or grade-point average, our student-athletes are setting the standard for what academic success looks like at the Division I level".

The Central Michigan women's team was recognized by the NCAA with its Public Recognition Award for its outstanding academic achievements.

"I'd like to thank our student-athletes that work so hard to be Everyday Champions and our Institute administrators, professors, coaches and athletics support staff that all play a role in developing the young people who will change the world".

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Seven Bryant University programs were honored by the NCAA with Public Recognition Awards for their academic performance over the last four years, as announced Wednesday by the NCAA.

The Long Beach State men's water polo and women's cross-country and beach volleyball teams were honored, as were the men's cross-country and women's cross-country and tennis teams from Cal State Northridge.

Softball has been recognized seven times in the last eight years with the honor, while soccer received its first April public recognition award.

The women's tennis program earned its second-straight recognition after earning its first-ever award past year. With honors for seven of their programs this year, the Gophers remain among the nation's best public schools once again. To be recognized, a program must rank in the top 10 percent within the sport nationally.

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Swimming and diving was one of five programs, a school record, recognized in 2011-12 joining men's golf, men's tennis, gymnastics and volleyball. It accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation each term to provide a clear measure of each team's academic performance.

Specific scores for all teams will be released May 23.

Three University of Arkansas intercollegiate athletic programs earned public recognition awards for their exemplary academic performance by the NCAA on Wednesday. The most recent April score is based on the scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17 academic years or cohorts.

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