April 24, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference is proud to salute the over 40 league teams that have received recognition by the NCAA for their Division I Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards.
"The cornerstones of the ACC have always been the positive balance between academics and athletics. I am pleased that over 40 of our athletic programs have earned the NCAA's Public Recognition Awards for their excellence in the classroom over a multi-year basis. I congratulate the student-athletes, coaches and administrators of these teams for earning this impressive honor," said ACC Commissioner John D. Swofford.
The awards, released today by the NCAA, honors Division I sports teams with public recognition awards for their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. These teams posted multiyear 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 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 965 to a perfect 1,000.