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23 CAA Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 06/05/2013
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RICHMOND, Va. (June 6, 2013) – Twenty-three CAA teams were recognized as recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award, which is based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate.

The awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent of each sport. This year’s awards are compiled using the academic and retention rates for the 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

William and Mary had a league-high six teams honored with Public Recognition Awards as its baseball, men’s basketball, field hockey, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse and men’s tennis squads were among the top 10 percent in the APR.  Three Northeastern teams (men’s cross country, field hockey and men’s soccer) were also recognized.

Delaware (men’s tennis and women’s tennis), Drexel (softball and women’s tennis) George Mason (women’s swimming and volleyball), UNCW (baseball and women’s tennis) and Towson (women’s cross country and women’s soccer) each earned two Public Recognition Awards.

Also receiving awards were associate members Boston University (wrestling), Dayton (women’s golf), Richmond (women’s golf) and Xavier (women’s golf).

There were 976 Division I teams honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards.

The NCAA will release this year’s full Academic Progress Rate report on June 11.