Holy Cross Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

WORCESTER, Mass. — Sixteen 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 16 teams receiving academic success honors, Holy Cross tied for the sixth in the nation with Harvard, Lafayette, and Princeton. Other schools with at least 16 teams receiving public recognition awards include Yale, Dartmouth, Penn, Brown, and Bucknell.

The Crusader programs to receive public recognition awards are: baseball, men's basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country, football, men's golf, women's golf, women's lacrosse, men'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 priority of academics is an overriding principle in our conduct of athletics at Holy Cross," explained director of athletics Richard M. Regan, Jr. "The results clearly reflect this."

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.

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