Seven Elon Programs Recognized for APR Excellence

INDIANAPOLIS – The Elon University men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s cross country, women’s golf and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams are among the NCAA Division I teams receiving public recognition awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday, June 5.

The NCAA recognized 976 teams with the NCAA Public Recognition Award, an award given annually to those teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APRs.

“This achievement demonstrates the commitment Elon student-athletes, coaches and administration consistently have towards strong academic performance,” said Director of Athletics Dave Blank. “We are very proud of the academic and athletic accomplishments our student-athletes continually achieve year after year. It is very exciting to see seven of our teams receive this hard-earned special distinction for academics.”

Elon was one of just three Southern Conference members to have at least seven of its programs recognized. Davidson had a total of 10 SoCon sponsored programs earn public recognition, while Wofford had eight.

Teams honored by the NCAA earned multiple APR scores in the top 10 percent for the past four years. The most recent APR scores are multi-year rates based on the scores from the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years. This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. The public recognition awards are part of the overall Division I academic reform effort.

Full APR scores for all Division I sports teams will be released on June 11.