Ten Lehigh teams receive APR public recognition awards
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Ten Lehigh athletic teams were honored with Academic Progress Rate Public Recognition Awards, as announced by the NCAA on Thursday. Awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in their respective sport with their Academic Progress Rate (APR). This marks the fourth straight year that Lehigh has seen ten or more of its programs honored.
The teams that were recognized include: field hockey, men’s basketball, softball, women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, women’s rowing, women’s swimming and diving, women’s tennis and volleyball.
Based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate, 954 teams nationwide have earned Public Recognition Awards for Division I. By measuring eligibility and retention each semester or quarter, the APR 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 954 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 560 women’s teams and 394 men’s or mixed squads. In 2011, 909 Division I teams were recognized.
A total of 263 schools, out of 347 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list. Additionally, 8 schools that offer athletics in more than one division, out of 49 overall within the NCAA, placed Division I teams on the list.
Full APRs for all teams, including access to postseason play and penalties for low-performing teams, will be released June 20.
Lehigh Teams Honored
Women's Cross Country