May 18, 2011
FORT WORTH, Texas – The NCAA has announced that four TCU teams have earned Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates. These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with their APR.
Men’s cross country, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track and men’s tennis were among 909 squads across the country that garnered recognition from the NCAA.
“Most student-athletes excel at balancing their academic and athletics commitments, yet each year there are those who perform at extraordinary levels,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said. “By achieving the highest levels of academic success as a team, these young men and women truly embody what it means to be a successful NCAA student-athlete.”
The 909 teams publicly recognized this year for high achievement represent 14 percent of the 6,385 eligible Division I teams. The list includes 525 women’s teams and 384 men’s or mixed squads.
A total of 239 institutions, out of 335 Division I colleges and universities, placed at least one team on the top APR list.