Women's Soccer, Women's Tennis Recognized By NCAA For APR Success
May 25, 2011
The Marquette University women's tennis and women's soccer teams were recently publicly recognized by the NCAA for academic success, highlighting another strong effort by all of the 14 athletic programs at the University.
The NCAA announced that 909 teams have earned Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.
Through its innovative APR, which provides an annual scorecard of academic achievement, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I sports team. By measuring eligibility and retention each semester or quarter, the APR provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.
The 909 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 14 percent of the 6,385 eligible Division I teams. The list includes 525 women's teams and 384 men's or mixed squads.
According to the most recent figures, the latest four-year Division I Academic Progress Rate is 970, up three points over last year. The average four-year rate also rose in the high-profile sports of men's basketball, football and baseball.
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