Three Eagle Sports Honored by NCAA with APR Public Recognition Awards

Women’s teams in basketball, cross country and golf honored by ranking in the top 10 percent nationally

Eastern Washington University women’s teams in the sports of basketball, cross country and golf have been honored by the NCAA with Academic Progress Rate (APR) Public Recognition Awards for posting multi-year APRs in the top 10 percent of their respective sports.

The golf team, coached by Brenda Howe, was honored for the third-straight year. The cross country team was honored for the third time overall and second-straight season, and is coached by Chris Zeller. The basketball team under head coach Wendy Schuller was honored for the second-straight year.

Each year, the NCAA honors selected Division I sports teams by publicly recognizing their latest multiyear NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR). Teams receiving Public Recognition Awards posted multiyear APRs in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. 

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. 

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. 

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