The Elon Phoenix women's cross country, women's golf and volleyball teams are among NCAA teams receiving awards for their latest Academic Progress Rate scores. They rank in the top 10 percent of all teams in the nation in their sports. Details...
The NCAA is honoring
more than 800 Division I sports teams with public recognition awards
for their latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores.
These teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all
squads in their respective sports. The public recognition awards are
part of the broad Division I academic reform effort.
The 839 teams receiving awards this year represent 217 Division I
colleges and universities, or two-thirds of the 326 institutions that
compete in NCAA Division I athletics. High-performing teams receiving
awards posted APR scores ranging from 975 to a perfect 1,000, said NCAA
President Myles Brand.
The Elon women’s cross country, golf and volleyball teams each posted perfect 1,000 APR scores. The APR gives information about the academic progress and retention of student-athletes at each institution. The current APR report is based of information reported for the 2003-2004, 2004-2005, and 2005-2006 academic years.
“These teams prove once again that student-athletes are students first,
and many of them are excellent students,” Brand said. “I want to
personally congratulate these teams and their student-athletes who are
working hard in their sport and in the classroom and setting a great
example for all students.”
the teams receiving awards for their latest academic performance are
366 men’s and mixed teams and 473 women’s teams. The men’s sports with
the highest number of teams garnering public recognition are golf (51),
cross country (49) and tennis (40). The women’s sports with the highest
number of teams receiving awards are tennis (64), volleyball (54) and
year, a total of 1,048 teams were recognized. There are fewer awards
this year than last year because there are fewer teams with perfect
scores. The number of teams in some sports may exceed 10 percent
depending on how many achieved perfect 1,000 APR scores.
The public recognition awards by sport and institution can be found at the link below…