GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG men's cross country and track and field programs were recognized as NCAA Public Recognition Award recipients for the NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) for the 2011-12 academic year.
Our program being recognized by the NCAA for our APR score is a great honor," head coach Linh Nguyen
said. "One of my top objectives when I became head coach was to raise the level of academic achievement within the program. We focused on recruiting quality students to the program and I think we're seeing the results of those efforts now."
This specific award is given each year to teams that posted multiyear APRs in the top-10 percent of all squads for each sport. The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance.
"I can't say enough about the great kids that have come and pushed us to new heights, not just athletically but academically," Nguyen said. "At the end of the day, people know that if you come to UNCG, you will leave with a high quality education and that's what we want to be about. Our student-athletes are not only leaders on the cross country course and track, but also in the classroom."
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