Men's and Women's Cross Country Recognized by NCAA
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay men’s and women's cross country teams were honored for their academic success by the NCAA for the 2014-15 season, as they were named recipients of the NCAA's Public Recognition Award.
The honor is bestowed upon teams with an NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate in the top 10 percentile of all squads in their respective sports for the academic year.
“It’s an honor to be in the top 10 percent,” head cross country coach Mike Kline said. “I know there are a lot of outstanding schools and both of our teams had an awesome year. It’s a pleasure to coach athletes that challenge each other on the course as well as in the classroom.”
The 1,124 teams publicly recognized for high achievement represent 696 women’s teams and 428 men’s or mixed squads, the highest ever in the decade since the NCAA began the Public Recognition Awards program. In 2014, 1,049 teams were recognized, marking an increase this year of 75 teams.
“We congratulate each of the teams and individual student-athletes for their dedication to academic success,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “This achievement demonstrates their hard work and the commitment of NCAA member schools to provide students with an opportunity to succeed academically and athletically.”
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. It also measures eligibility, graduation and retention each term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport.
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