May 17, 2018 – The Mount St. Mary's University men's cross country, women's cross country, women's swimming & diving, and men's tennis teams were recognized for academic excellence by the NCAA on Wednesday after scoring in the top-10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates.
The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams.
Teams earning Public Recognition Awards increased to 1,284, up by 79 from the previous academic year, largely as a result of an increase in perfect scores. APRs for programs in the top-10 percent ranged from 985 to a perfect 1,000, and the number of teams posting perfect scores increased to 1,188, marking an increase of 98 teams from last year.
APR scores for all Division I teams will be released May 23. The APR measures eligibility, graduation and retention each semester or academic term and provides a clear picture of the academic performance for each team in every sport.