Holy Cross Receives FCS Athletics Directors Association APR Award
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The football team from the College of the Holy Cross has been honored by the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association with the Academic Progress Rate Award for the Patriot League. The APR Award recognizes one institution at each of the 13 FCS conferences that has the highest APR score, and Holy Cross was one of just eight schools to receive the award for second straight year. The Crusaders posted a multi-year APR score of 992 in the most recent figures released by the NCAA.
“The FCS ADA is committed to recognizing excellence in the classroom and retention with APR awards to FCS institutions and their football programs,” said FCS ADA President Mark Wilson, director of athletics at Tennessee Tech University. “These awards spotlight the mission of all FCS programs, embracing the academic progress of their student-athletes, who will become leaders off the field. Congratulations to all award winners.”
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) member colleges and universities adopted a comprehensive academic reform package designed to improve the academic success and graduation of all student-athletes. The centerpiece of the package is the academic measurement for teams, known as the APR.
The following institutions received their awards during the FCS ADA Luncheon sponsored by Borden Perlman Insurance Agency, on Monday, June 12, in conjunction with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Convention at the World Center Marriott Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Big Sky Conference: UC Davis
Big South Conference: Presbyterian
Colonial Athletic Association: Elon
Ivy League: Dartmouth
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference: South Carolina State
Missouri Valley Conference: Illinois State
Northeast Conference: Bryant
Ohio Valley Conference: Murray State
Patriot League: Holy Cross
Pioneer Football League: Dayton
Southern Conference: Wofford
Southland Conference: Northwestern State
Southwestern Athletic Conference: Jackson State
The Crusaders will look to contend for the Patriot League championship in 2017 with the return of 12 starters. Holy Cross is set to play five games at Fitton Field this fall, beginning with the home opener against New Hampshire on Sept. 16. Other key home dates will come against Lafayette (Sept. 30), Monmouth (Oct. 7), Colgate (Oct. 21) and Georgetown (Oct. 28).
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