June 5, 2013

11 Holy Cross Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

WORCESTER, Mass. — Eleven 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.

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

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 11.

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