Women's Tennis, Beach Volleyball Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

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A record total of 18 teams were recognized for having a multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) score that ranked in the top 10 percent of their sport nationwide.

The University of CT men's basketball, women's cross country, field hockey, men's golf, men's hockey, men's tennis and women's tennis teams were honored on Wednesday with NCAA Public Recognition Awards for outstanding academic performance.

The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in each sport.

The Central Michigan women's team was recognized by the NCAA with its Public Recognition Award for its outstanding academic achievements.

GW's women's cross country, golf, men's soccer, softball, men's tennis, men's and women's track and women's water polo teams were honored.

The Nittany Lion wrestlers have earned an NCAA Public Recognition Award in each of the past four years, an achievement matched nationally only by Stanford's wrestling team.

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This is the 13th year that Academic Progress Rate (APR) data has been collected for Division I schools.

The men's and women's fencing (2014), women's volleyball (2014) and wrestling (2014, 2016-18) programs have captured NCAA Championships during the past four years. The other teams include: North Carolina men's basketball, Clemson football, Arizona State women's golf, Oklahoma women's gymnastics and Florida women's tennis. "I commend these student-athletes for their full dedication to both their academics and their team". 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. GT golf is one of only 85 programs that has earned all 13 Public Recognition Awards. "Their support is vital to student success".

The University of Arkansas has earned a public recognition award in 12 of the 13 years since the program was initiated.

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

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

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