John Heisler | May 7, 2017
The University of Notre Dame received 14 NCAA Academic Progress Rate public recognition awards as the NCAA today honored Division I sports teams for their latest multi-year APR scores.
The 14 recognized Irish teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. In the 12th year the NCAA has presented these honors, the latest awards are based on APR numbers that represent the combination of scores from the 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.
Notre Dame ranked among the top two NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision institutions for the ninth consecutive year with its 14 public recognition awards. The Irish have finished first in number of awards received in 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, second in 2010, 2015, 2016 and 2017, third in 2008 and fourth in 2007.
The NCAA announcement 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.
Here are the 14 Notre Dame programs honored this year for multi-year achievement:
- Men's Sports (6): cross country, fencing, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field.
- Women's Sports (8): basketball, cross country, lacrosse, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball.