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Twelve BC Teams Recognized In APR Report




May 7, 2014

APR Public Recognition Awards

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Twelve Boston College sports teams were recognized for being in the top 10 percent of all squads in their sport in today's NCAA Academic Performance Public Recognition release. All fifteen Atlantic Coast Conference institutions were recognized in the report.

Boston College's football, golf, skiing, indoor and outdoor track men's teams were honored while cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, swimming, indoor track, outdoor track and volleyball were recognized on the women's side.

A total of 77 teams from ACC schools earned recognition across 24 sports. It marks the fourth straight year that all ACC institutions were recognized.

Thirteen FBS football programs were honored by the NCAA on Wednesday, including four ACC teams: Boston College, Clemson, Duke and Georgia Tech.

Notre Dame led all ACC schools with 15 teams on the list. Duke was next with 14 teams recognized while Boston College was next with 12. The rest of the conference in order was North Carolina (6), Miami (5), Virginia (5), Georgia Tech (4), Florida State (3), Wake Forest (3), Maryland (2), NC State (2), Syracuse (2), Virginia Tech (2), Clemson (1) and Pittsburgh (1).

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). This announcement is part of the overall Division I academic reform effort and is intended to highlight teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports. Specifically, these teams posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport.

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.