Three teams receive NCAA recognition award


FAIRBORN — Wright State University set a school record with three programs earning NCAA Public Recognition Awards for multiyear Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores that rank among the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sports, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

Wright State women’s cross country, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball all earned the honor for the four-year period ending in 2016-17. This marks the second consecutive year that both the women’s cross country and women’s volleyball teams have been recognized. This is the fifth overall recognition for the women’s tennis team (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12).

“I could not be more proud of our student-athletes for this accomplishment,” Wright State University Director of Athletics Bob Grant said. “Our entire culture is built on personal development and over-achievement with the proper priorities that emphasize the person first, academics second and athletics third. Between these academic recognitions and the highest GSR scores in department history over the past two years, it really is testament to the tireless efforts of our coaches and staff in promoting academic success at Wright State.”

APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams. It 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. The most recent multiyear rates are based on the 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years.

The NCAA will release the latest full APR data later this week. For more information on Wright State Athletics go to https://wsuraiders.com/.

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