May 4, 2007

Women's Tennis and Men's Cross Country Teams Recognized

May 4, 2007

The Eastern Washington University women's tennis and men's cross country teams have been honored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for their perfect Academic Progress Rate scores.

All of the 839 NCAA Division I teams honored 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. Both of Eastern's teams being honored received perfect scores of 1,000.

The 839 teams receiving awards this year represent 217 Division I colleges and universities, or two-thirds of the 326 institutions that compete in NCAA Division I athletics. High-performing teams receiving awards posted APR scores ranging from 975 to a perfect 1,000. Last year, a total of 1,048 teams were honored.

In 2004, the NCAA developed an Academic Progress Rate metric that examines academic success on a more real-time basis. One point is awarded each term to each scholarship student-athlete who meets academic-eligibility standards and an additional point is awarded if they remain with the institution. A team's APR is the total points earned by the team at a given time divided by the total points possible.

To see a complete list of all 839 teams honored, visit:

http://www2.ncaa.org/portal/academics_and_athletes/education_and_research/academic_reform/20070418_pub_rec_awards.html?DB_OEM_ID=4200#institution

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