ACC Tops Among Conferences for Academic Performance Public Recognition Awards

June 14, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC (theACC.com) - The Atlantic Coast Conference is well represented in today's NCAA Academic Performance Public Recognition announcement with all 12 member institutions having at least one team recognized for being in the top 10 percent of all squads in their sport.

A total of 58 teams earned recognition across 26 sports and the ACC was the only BCS automatic-qualifying league to have every school earn at least one Public Recognition Award. This marks the second straight year all 12 ACC member institutions were recognized with at least one award. In addition, the ACC was the only BCS automatic-qualifying conference to have three football programs earn awards.

"The ACC member institutions continue to demonstrate their commitment to the balance of academics and athletics," said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. "Our student-athletes are once again among the best in the nation, both on and off the field and I commend them and our coaches and administrators for their continuing desire to exemplify the ACC's tradition of excellence."

The NCAA Academic Performance Public Recognition Awards are released annually as part of the Division I academic reform effort. The awards highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. To receive an award, a team must score in the top 10 percent in their sport based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates. The current award winners include APRs based on scores from the 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years.

Full APR scores for all teams will be released on June 20.

Boston College Men's Golf
Boston College Men's Outdoor Track
Boston College Men's Skiing
Boston College Men's Swimming
Boston College Softball
Boston College Women's Ice Hockey
Boston College Women's Indoor Track
Boston College Women's Lacrosse
Boston College Women's Outdoor Track
Boston College Women's Swimming
Clemson Football
Clemson Men's Golf
Duke Baseball
Duke Football
Duke Men's Basketball
Duke Men's Fencing
Duke Men's Golf
Duke Men's Indoor Track
Duke Men's Outdoor Track
Duke Men's Soccer
Duke Men's Swimming
Duke Volleyball
Duke Women's Fencing
Duke Women's Lacrosse
Duke Wrestling
Florida State Men's Cross Country
Florida State Women's Golf
Georgia Tech Men's Golf
Georgia Tech Men's Tennis
Georgia Tech Women's Cross Country
Maryland Men's Cross Country
Miami Baseball
Miami Football
Miami Men's Swimming
Miami Women's Cross Country
Miami Women's Golf
NC State Men's Cross Country
NC State Mixed Rifle
NC State Women's Golf
NC State Women's Gymnastics
North Carolina Men's Swimming
North Carolina Volleyball
North Carolina Women's Cross Country
North Carolina Women's Fencing
North Carolina Women's Golf
North Carolina Women's Gymnastics
Virginia Men's Golf
Virginia Women's Golf
Virginia Tech Men's Cross Country
Virginia Tech Men's Golf
Virginia Tech Men's Tennis
Wake Forest Baseball
Wake Forest Men's Cross Country
Wake Forest Men's Indoor Track
Wake Forest Men's Outdoor Track
Wake Forest Volleyball
Wake Forest Women's Basketball
Wake Forest Women's Golf