Notre Dame Athletics | May 22, 2018
The University of Notre Dame received 13 NCAA Academic Progress Rate public recognition awards as the NCAA today honored Division I sports teams for their latest multi-year APR scores.
Among those 13 award-winning programs are three Irish sports--men’s cross country, men’s track and field and softball--that have been recognized in all 13 years the NCAA has presented the public recognition awards. Only 85 Division I programs nationally have been honored each year.
Also among those 13 are two teams--women’s basketball and men’s fencing--that won NCAA championships in 2018. The Irish men’s fencing squad joined with the Irish women’s fencing team to win the combined NCAA fencing title.
The 13 recognized Notre Dame teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. In the 13th year the NCAA has presented these honors, the latest awards are based on APR numbers that represent the combination of scores from the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.
Notre Dame ranked among the top two NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision institutions for the 10th consecutive year with its 13 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, 2017 and 2018, third in 2008 and fourth in 2007.
The NCAA announcement highlights teams that demonstrate a commitment to academic progress and retention of student-athletes by achieving the top APRs within their respective sports.
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