Marshall Women's Swimming and Diving Earns Academic Recognition

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Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear April.

Six DePaul programs were recognized with Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA for having multi-year Academic Performance Rate (APR) scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The Chippewas have earned a spot in the top 10 in each of the four seasons since the program's resurrection in fall, 2014. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation, and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport.

"Congratulations to our women's cross country, golf, men's tennis, women's track & field and volleyball programs on this outstanding achievement".

A pair of University of Arizona sports teams have earned flawless scores in the latest NCAA Academic Progress Report. Of the teams recognized, 457 competed in men's or mixed sports, and 827 competed in women's sports. The most recent APRs are based on scores from the 2014-17 academic years.

The women's golf, tennis and soccer teams ranked in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate report, the NCAA said today. I would also like to thank the Morgan Academic Center staff for their efforts in supporting our student-athletes.

Cross country, tennis, volleyball, golf, lacrosse and gymnastics were among the Rutgers women's programs recognized, while baseball and men's cross country were cited among men's teams. The field hockey team, led by coach Char Morett, has received an NCAA Public Recognition Award nine times.

The APR is a measure to track a student-athlete's chances of graduating. Of the 64-team women's tournament, Gonzaga was one of 15 honored.

"The key with the April is that it's a complete team effort, from our faculty to our campus advisers, coaches and administration", said Tommy Powell, the school's assistant provost for student-athlete academic development "We all work together to make a world-class experience for our student-athletes and prepare them for life when they leave".

Each student receiving athletically related financial aid earns one point for staying in school and one point for remaining eligible.

Specific scores for all teams will be released May 23.

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