UNC recognized by NCAA for APR

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA is honoring 712 Division I 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, said NCAA President Myles Brand.

“Congratulations to these teams and their student-athletes for success in the classroom,” Brand said. “They are setting a great example for their peers and future student-athletes, as well.”

Brand noted that two of the 2008 Men’s Final Four teams – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and the University of Kansas, the 2008 champion – are among those teams being honored with public recognition awards.

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