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La Salle Field Hockey And Men's Outdoor Track Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards For Academics

PHILADELPHIA - Two La Salle teams - field hockey and men's outdoor track - have earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA based on their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). Teams which score in the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sport are recognized.

“These teams prove that it is possible to not only balance academic and athletic commitment, as most student-athletes do; but to exceed standards and post outstanding academic scores,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “The drive and determination shown in the classroom and on the field by these men and women represent what it means to be an NCAA student-athlete.”

Overall, 954 teams in NCAA Division I were honored, including 56 from the Atlantic 10 Conference. The teams in the top 10 percent have scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000. Specific scores for each sport will be released on June 20.

Each year, the NCAA tracks the classroom performance of student-athletes on every Division I team through the annual scorecard of academic achievement, known as APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester or quarter and provides a clear picture of the academic culture in each sport. The most recent APRs are multi-year rates based on scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete on scholarship. The APR accounts for eligibility, retention and graduation and provides a measure of each team's academic performance. 


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