June 14, 2012

17 Holy Cross Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

WORCESTER, Mass. — Seventeen College of the Holy Cross varsity athletic teams have received Division I Academic Progress Rate public recognition awards from the NCAA. 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.

With 17 teams receiving academic success honors, Holy Cross tied for the fourth-most awards in the nation. Other schools with at least 17 teams receiving public recognition awards include Dartmouth (23), Brown (20), Harvard (18), Bucknell (17), Notre Dame (17), Pennsylvania (17) and Yale (17).

The Crusader programs to receive public recognition awards are: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country, field hockey, men's golf, women's golf, women's lacrosse, men's soccer, women's soccer, softball, men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, women's tennis, women's indoor track and field, and women's outdoor track and field. 

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. High-performing teams receiving awards posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000.

Full APR scores for all teams, including access to postseason play and penalties for low-performing teams, will be released on June 20.

For more information on the schools and teams honored by the NCAA, click here.