April 22, 2009
ANNAPOLIS, Md.-The Naval Academy had 11 athletic teams publicly recognized by the NCAA for a high academic progress report according to NCAA data released this afternoon. Navy's 11 teams tied with Boston College and Stanford for the third most in the country among schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Notre Dame led the way with 14, while Duke had 12.
The NCAA is honoring sports teams with public recognition awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores. These teams posted multi-year 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.
Naval Academy athletic teams recognized by the NCAA include: baseball, men's basketball, football, men's gymnastics, men's tennis, men's indoor track & field, men's outdoor track & field, rifle, women's basketball, women's cross country and women's crew.
For the full report by sport and by institution go to:
By School: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=48769
By Sport: http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=48770