Menís Track/Cross Country Earns APR Public Recognition Award
GREENSBORO, N.C. – For the third straight year, the UNCG men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, along with the men’s cross country team earned the Public Recognition Award from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Wednesday. The public recognition award is given to athletic teams ranking in the top 10 percent of Academic Progress Report (APR) scores within Division I in their respective sports.
Teams honored by the NCAA earned multiple Academic Progress Report (APR) scores in the top 10 percent for the past four years. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 academic years. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the overall Division I academic reform effort.
The 1,049 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 631 women’s teams and 418 men’s or mixed squads. In 2013, 976 teams were recognized. The scores required to be in the top ten ranged from 980 to a perfect 1,000, depending on the sport, with the majority of top 10 teams earning a perfect APR. Twenty Southern Conference men’s programs earned the Public Recognition Award, while 19 women’s programs earned the award.
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