UNH Athletics Tops NCAA Academic Recognition
April 30, 2008
The athletic department continues to excel nationally in both athletics and
academics. UNH student-athletes were acknowledged this week as eight teams
were honored publicly by the NCAA for their high academic achievement.
The awards are based on the NCAA’s latest multiyear Academic Progress
Rate (APR) scores that were released on Thursday. These teams posted multiyear
APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads nationally in their respective
sports. The public recognition awards are part of the broad Division I academic
The eight UNH teams honored were men’s cross country, football, men’s
soccer, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s
cross country, women’s indoor track, and women’s outdoor track.
UNH, a member of the America East conference, was the leader in the league
with eight programs honored. UNH football, a member of the CAA (Colonial Athletic
Association) is among a select few Division I football programs receiving this
recognition. The second-best America East Institution had four teams recognized.
The APR provides a real-time look at a team's academic success each semester
by tracking the academic progress of each student-athlete. The APR includes
eligibility, retention and graduation in the calculation and provides a clear
picture of the academic culture in each sport. High-performing teams receiving
awards posted APR scores ranging from 965 to a perfect 1,000.
Multiyear APR scores for all 6,110 Division I sports teams, including the
teams receiving public recognition awards, will be announced Tuesday, May 6.
The announcement also will include immediate and historical penalties for low-performing